Passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014 at the

Kelowna Hospice House.  He is survived by his five

children, Judy (Pete), Jo-Anne (Neil), John, Royce

(Sherrill), and Russell; five grandchildren, three great

grandchildren; two step-children Paul Titchenal and

Wanda Vorhies and their families, and by his sister Dot.  Sadly he was predeceased by his wife, Mary, in 2013.

John was born in Vancouver and raised in Victoria. In his early twenties he moved to Kimberley where he raised five children with his first wife.  He enjoyed his long career at

Cominco in Kimberley before his retirement in 1985. In 1980, John married his second wife Mary and they enjoyed many happy years together boating, travelling, and golfing, settling in Kelowna in 1996.  John will be interred beside

his wife, Mary, in the Pines Cemetery in Spokane,

Washington.  There is no service by request.

John’s family would like to thank the people at

The Village of Smith Creek, the  Kelowna General

Hospital and the Kelowna Hospice House.


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