John Douglas MARCH,

John Douglas MARCH,

MARCH – John Douglas

January 11, 1931 – October 1, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John March of Kelowna, BC, at the age of 79. John was a loving husband of Gwen and caring father of his two daughters Susan Bouvette (Larry) and Julia Turnbull (Bruce). He was also a surrogate grandfather to Bryce Keegan, whom he adored. John was predeceased by his father Douglas March of London and his mother Isabella March-Leneczek of Kelowna, his sister and brother-in-law Jean & Tony Coldham of Peachland. John was born in London, England in 1931. He came to Canada with his mother in 1948 on the Queen Mary. He joined the R.C.A.F. and served for five years. During that time he was stationed with the Maritime Air Command in Halifax and met Gwen his wife of 58 years. John and Gwen lived in many places prior to settling in Kelowna in 1964. John worked many years for CN/CP as a telecommunications technician. He enjoyed spending time at home with family and friends, especially our close friend Lina. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our family is thankful for the loving and compassionate care provided by the staff at Brandt’s Creek Mews, Pear Lane. A reception will be held at the family home Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Interior Alzheimer Society, 211-1889 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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