MILROY, JOHN GORDON
April 22, 1928 ~ May 26, 2013
John Gordon Milroy
passed away in
Westbank, BC at the age
of 85 years. Born April 22, 1928, the second son born to Nellie and Gordon
Milroy at Powell River
BC. He is survived by his
older brother Jim and
two younger sisters,
Ellen and Elsie.
Growing up beside the ocean he developed a
lifelong love for the water… spending many happy times on his boat rowing, cruising and fishing with his siblings as
happy tagalongs. John often visited the Okanagan working in the orchards of Glenrosa, later coming back to make it home in 1954. He found steady work for two ambitious brothers who had started an upstart company now
embedded in the community of Westbank – ‘Gorman Bros Lumber’. He continued there until retiring in1993 at age 65.
John met his future wife Marjorie Currie while working at Gormans, and they were married April 16, 1960, followed
by 6 children including two sets of twins and later
10 grandchildren. John was saved at age 14 by God’s grace receiving Christ as his personal Saviour. He enjoyed many happy years of fellowship with the Christians at Highway Gospel Hall where he faithfully attended the Lord’s
remembrance meeting and enjoyed hearing the
preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In Johns later retirement years he was happiest
surrounded by the love of his family and listening to
his favourite hymns. The Lord was very gracious and
called John home quickly following a brief illness in which there was no suffering. He passed into the presence of
The Lord in the early hours of May 26. We will always
hold dear his quiet, reserved and gracious manner and
look forward to being with him again in the presence of
our Lord. His family would like to thank those that ‘cared’
& ‘loved’ him. Pine Acres was his final home and we are very thankful for the loving care provided to him.
Funeral to take place Thursday May 30, 2013 at
10:30 am at the Highway Gospel Hall,
2549 Hebert Road, Westbank, BC.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com and searching his name under stories.
Arrangements entrusted to
First Memorial Funeral Services
Kelowna. Ph: 250-762-2299