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William Jennings

May 22, 1932 - October 21, 2021


It is with great sadness we announce, William (Bill) Jennings passed away quietly on Oct.
21, 2021. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Daphne of 64 years, and four sons: Brad
(Jeanne), Shawn (Beverly), Michael (Marjorie) and Daniel (Eileen): He was a proud
grandfather of 8 grandchildren; Carrolyn (Connor) Oldham, Brittany (Dan) Olivieri, and
Robert ; Karl (Kirsty), Kristin (Levi) Te Brinke; Brad ( Kayla) Fournie; Melissa Anne (Chris)
and David Michael: and nine great grandchildren; Angelina (Olivieri). Gabriella(Olivieri),
Evangelina (Olivieri), Haley Anne (Fournie), Alyssa Paige(Fournie), Paisley (Allen)and
Aubree Beverly Ruth (Te Brinke), Addison Alexandra Ruth (Te Brinke), and our special
great grandson Hudson William (Jennings).
Bill Jennings loved life, and he lived it with great enthusiasm. always self-employed,
except for a short stint in the service.
Bill found his success in finance and was a very successful salesman, perhaps because he
really enjoyed people. When he left the service, he went into life insurance in Ontario,
and during off-hours, he found time to lead a young people’s group for the Church.
Later, he returned home to B.C., still with life insurance but also looking into selling cars
and management. Then he and his partner owned Kelly Car on Kingsway, with his
Reader Board always catching the public eye and at election time: “NDP –No Down
Payment, Liberal Terms and Conservative Prices.” He had a very honourable reputation
along Kingsway, and when he shook your hand, you had a deal.
A few years later, he took two small hotels out of receivership, and in 1997 he built The
Jordan River Inn. We turned a gravel pit into a beautiful garden and took many Bed and
Breakfast guests hiking along the Juan de Fuca trail. Vancouver Island’s west coast was


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From: Jamie Bionda
Relation: Family member

So sorry Daphne and family for the loss of Bill. There are so many memories that come to mind, to numerous to name. I’m glad over the last few years we were able to chat in the phone and stay in touch. Jennifer & I are thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

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