MCGOWAN, John Edward Francis (Ed)
Ed went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his loving family: daughter Colleen (Pat); sons: Michael, Richard (Che-Yin), Edward; seven grandchildren: Brad, Gillian, Tavia, Haylee, Jesse, Gabrielle, Sophie; five great grandchildren: Emily, Ryan, Austin, Paige and Preston; his sister Rita; the Chisholm family, Beth and Robert Drewlo and many dear friends and extended family. Predeceased by his wives Margaret and Pauline, brother Dan, sister Edith and son Patrick. Ed served in the RCAF from 1941-1946 and he was a successful sales representative for Mack Trucks in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. Ed moved his family from Lachine, PQ to Winfield in 1969. A business owner and active member of his community, Ed was a Past Member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and Winfield Minor Hockey. He was a Past President of the Lake Country OAPO and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, St. Edward’s Parish and as a volunteer who believed in service to others. Anyone wishing to say a prayer, pay or hear tributes to the “Mayor of Duck Lake” are invited to the Prayer Service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4th; followed by a Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 5th at 11:00 am both at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 or Cottonwoods Extended Care, 2255 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.