Beanery Cafe customers

Ilo is one of Summerland's beautiful people. Born in Vernon, she is a gentle soul, who says things like "thank you kindly" and she actually means it. Not just thank you, but thank you with kindness heaped on top.

Ilo has lived in Summerland for 61 years. Her late husband John had been one of the original Research Station (PARC) food technologists and later became Head of the Food Processing Section. Thanks to having been married to a food scientist Ilo knows a lot about food. She also knows what she likes and one of those things happens to be an Iris Cream latte at the Beanery Café. And cats. Ilo likes cats.