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.
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