Graham Joseph Takoff

TAKOFF, GRAHAM JOSEPH

1932 to 2013

 

Graham passed away peacefully

on January 20th, 2013 after his six year struggle with Alzheimer

Disease. He is survived by his

loving wife Jane (nee Kerry), son Brian (Laurie), daughter Maureen, granddaughter Evelynn, brother

in-law and sister in-law Bill and

Betty Anne Greenwood, extended family and numerous brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces in BC, Alberta, and Ontario. He is sadly predeceased by his eldest son

Michael. Born and raised in Toronto, Graham joined the Navy at the age of 18, where he met his beautiful wife to

be Jane. He then worked for Marconi in Northern Canada

on the DEW line, for Household Finance, and eventually

became the owner and publisher of the Kelowna Capital News until he retired in 1993. Graham was a respected and well liked businessman, a long-time member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, an active member of the Kelowna Club, and an avid skier at Big White. He was a founding sponsor and promoter of the Black Mountain Rodeo, loved playing pool, and he even tried his hand at gold prospecting. Graham was a fun loving, kind, and generous man who had a positive impact on many people and organizations in the Kelowna area. The best husband, dad, and grandpa in the world has left his family and friends with many happy

memories and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date to be announced.  In lieu of

flowers, please donate in memory of Graham Takoff to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, North/Central

Okanagan 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6P6. 

Condolences may be sent to the family by

visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com,

250-860-7077.


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