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Erwin Ernest Ploner

June 21, 1944 - October 26, 2023


Erwin Ernest Ploner of Penticton, BC, beloved husband of Ofelia Ploner. Father of Chris Ploner (Spouse Allison) and Mark Ploner (Spouse Laura) and grandfather to Abagale (Chris), Olivia (Chris), Keira (Mark), and Mackenzie (Mark). Passed away on October 26, 2023, at the age of 79 years. Born on June 21, 1944, by his parents Elizabeth and Alois Ploner in Zell am See, Austria. After he immigrated to Canada, Erwin attended the University of Winnipeg where he met his wife of 54 years. A recognized member of the business community, he owned Penticton Rental Centre for several years, prior to moving to sales for the local radio stations. Erwin was avid skier and golfer. He was also involved with Gyro Club, Rotary Club, Masons, and Knights of Columbus to name a few. A Celebration of Erwin’s life will be held on Saturday November 25, 2023 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 361 Wade Avenue, Penticton, BC at 11:00 am.  Condolences may be made to the family through


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ron Arsenault
Relation: Friend

Erwin’s been a pleasant, welcoming personality to everyone he has encountered for the over 40 years I’ve made Penticton my home. Always wearing a smile with a hint of mischief, gregarious, welcoming and living in the present moment Erwin was a delight to visit with on the happy occasion our paths crossed. RIP buddy, you will be missed!

From: Gordon & Jo-Ann Herle
Relation: Friends and fellow Rotarian and Knights of Columbus

It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of our dear friend Erwin’s passing.
We have so many fond memories of times with Erwin and Ophie. Unfortunately, we are out of the country and unable to attend Erwin’s celebration of life. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Marie Prior
Relation: long time friend

dreadfully sad and shocked at the passing of Erwin, a true and generous long time friend
we all had great times together travelled to many places, by many modes of transport, especially the boating and skiing adventures, and drive to Apex Mountain, where he scared me to bits, Blessings on your next journey, my dear friend.

From: Brent & Elinda Hilton
Relation: Business acquaintance over the years.

We were so sorry to hear that Erwin had passed away. Saw him not long ago in Canadian Tire and had a nice chat. He will be missed.

From: Kyle Sunderman
Relation: Business

Erwin was such a great man! Erwin always had the time to chat and was such a cherished community member. I always enjoyed our chats at the radio station way back when, in community and more recently at CDN Tire. Definitely fine memories of the great guy he was!

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
November 25, 2023
Beginning at 11:00am

St. John Vianney
361 Wade Avenue West
Penticton, BC Canada V2A 1V2

361 Wade Avenue West
Penticton, BC Canada V2A 1V2

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