Volunteers help honour passed loved ones


In conjunction with Adopt-a-Park, a volunteer special project program that invites individuals, organizations or service groups to register and perform light-duty maintenance tasks within City-owned parks and green spaces, the City of Penticton Parks Department is partnering with Schoenne Homes to restore and repair monuments and headstones at the Lakeview Cemetery.

“We were pleased to learn that Schoenne Homes had an interest in participating in the Adopt-a-Park program,” said Parks Supervisor, Todd Whyte. “The City completed a cemetery Masterplan in 2013 and the volunteer work that Schoenne Homes is proposing aligns perfectly with the restoration and repairs outlined in that masterplan.”

Through the partnership, Schoenne Homes will coordinate volunteers to Lakeview Cemetery to restore and clean older and untidy headstones. The goal is to help with beautification of the cemetery as well as show respect to those in the community who have passed away. Many headstones have moss and other dirt and grime that could benefit from a thorough restoration.

“We think this a great opportunity to help out in the community and show respect to citizens that the community has lost,” says Chris Schoenne of Schoenne Homes Inc. “We are looking forward to taking on this project and would like to thank the City of Penticton for accommodating our proposal.”




Todd Whyte
Parks Supervisor
City of Penticton

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton