We are sad to announce that John passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 in Victoria, BC.

John is survived by his sons Steven and Ken, their partners Jill and Coreen, his grandchildren Alex, Nicholas, Thomas, Alex, Emily, and Jessica, and his sisters Elizabeth and Susan.  He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

John was born at home in Osoyoos on August 18, 1939.  John was a life-long learner, he graduated from South Okanagan High School in 1957, received his Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia in 1967, and completed many business and finance courses at the University College of the Cariboo in the 1990s.  John was a teacher and principal in many communities throughout the interior of BC, and also taught log home building throughout North America.  John was passionate about the outdoors and loved exploring the backroads of BC, camping, canoeing, and hiking.  One of his fondest memories was a RV trip in 2018 to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT with his family.

We would like to thank the staff at the Overlander Extended Care in Kamloops, and The Summit in Victoria for their care and compassion for John.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Sharon Chapman

    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad.Always enjoyed my visits with him and my mother in law Bernice. Rest easy John

  • Harriett Chave

    I grew up with John in Osoyoos, attending school from grade to graduation. He was quiet and shy but had a great sense of humour. We went to high school in Oliver. There were many chances to socialize while riding the bus. This year was our 65th school reunion and his absence was noted by all of us. May he rest in peace with his family knowing his life had purpose and meaning to others. condolences from Harriett (Savage) Chave, Kamloops

  • John Tvergyak and Kim Tvergyak

    Steven, Ken and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a very dear uncle with a great sense of humour and a kind and loving heart. He will be missed very much. Our deepest sympathies and hugs.

    Love John, Kim, Tiffany(Spencer) and Chanel (Austin)

  • david horricks & heather fox

    Steven and Family,

    Heartfelt condolences from Heather Fox and David Horricks on your loss. In such sad times it is often comforting to know that your friends and colleagues are available to you as needed.

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