REWAKOWSKY, JOHN HARRY (FIDDLIN’ JOHN)
March 10, 1913 – July 14, 2012
Passed away peacefully at 3 Links Manor, Kelowna, B.C.
Predeceased by wife Olga, 2008. Survived by daughter, Vonda Sinclair (Grant), Granddaughter, Heather
Fitterer, Grandson, Andy
Mosier, and 5 Great
John’s middle name was “Music”. He started playing
at dances and weddings in
Saskatchewan with his
brothers, at the age of 10, playing fiddle, banjo, guitar
At age 50 he learned to play the clarinet, and saxophone,
in his 60’s he learned the hammered dulcimer.
John retired from teaching school in 1973. His passion for music kept him very busy conducting Church choirs,
competing in fiddle contests, singing & playing for church services, dances, sing-a-longs etc.
John joined the Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers in 1991 and
continued to share his gift of music by entertaining at
seniors homes, and other venues even after reaching
his 99th birthday.
We wish to extend a big thank you to the staff at 3 Links Manor for the wonderful care they gave him in the last weeks of his life.
A Celebration of John’s life will be held at Rutland Seniors Centre, on Friday, July 20th at 2:30pm.