was born December 20, 1932 and passed away on October 7, 2008 at the age of 75.  He is survived by his loving family, two daughters: Jennifer Todman (Michael Kennedy), Lisa Van Reeuwyk (Richard); three grandchildren: Jordan, Jaydan and Sofia; one brother David; two sisters: Toni and Ester.  Sadly predeceased by his sister Thelma Alexander on September 29, 2008 and his great niece Wendy Nicholson on September 26, 2008.  John was a loyal and loving father, brother and friend.  He loved flowers and gardening and Christmas was his favorite time of year. John spent the greater part of his career working for the government as a labour relations negotiator for the BC Forest Industry.  John was known for his remarkable memory and his ability to tell jokes and recite poetry.  His spirit and wisdom are an inspiration to all that knew him.  He will be sorely missed by his family.  We love you Daddy.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the 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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