John Harry (Fiddlin’ John) Rewakowsky

John Harry (Fiddlin' John) Rewakowsky


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

& mandolin.

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.

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