passed away peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2008 at the age of 96.  Survived by his loving wife Patty of 72 years and his son, Steve (Marilyn) of Kelowna, two grandchildren Maryann Clarke, Jean Robertson and four great grandchildren.  John immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine and homesteaded in Duck River, MB for 50 years.  In 1989 he and Patty retired from the winter to the Okanagan sun.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 10, 2008 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association, 202-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077

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