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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kelowna - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 12

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Date: Friday, 24 June 2016, at 1:08 a.m.

PETTITT, John Henry
1935 — 2013

Service: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

Jack Pettitt passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a brief battle with cancer.

John Henry Pettitt was born at his grandparents home on July 16, 1935, in the Municipality of Silver Creek, Manitoba.

Jack grew up in the home his father built in Russell, Manitoba.

He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Vera, his sister Sandra and her husband Wayne.

Jack is survived by his loving soul mate Lynn Poitras and his children Ken (Marg), Karen (Gord Oliver), Darcy (Tammy), Shannon (Jim Daniels).

Grandpa/Papa was proud of his grandchildren Steve, Trevor, Curtis, Kristen, Jeffrey, and Evan.

Jack was proud of his stepchildren, David and Terry Poitras, and was Grandpa Jack to Colton and Aidan Poitras.

He is also survived by his two brothers, Roy (Lynn) and Brian.

Uncle Jack had many nephews and nieces to love, joke, and laugh with.

Jack worked in the grocery industry his whole career starting with delivering groceries on his bicycle in Russell, Manitoba.

Later he moved to Calgary and married Claire.

Three kids (Ken, Karen, and Darcy) in tow they moved to Prince George and finally to Kelowna in 1968 and added one more child (Shannon).

Jack spent most of his career working for Carnation/Nestles.

After many years of safe driving (and surviving teaching his kids to drive) he was awarded a ruby and diamond ring for 35 years from his Carnation/Nestle employer.

Jack enjoyed the outdoors and all the activities the Okanagan had to offer, skiing, fishing, boating, golfing, camping, and relaxing at the beach.

As much as he loved home he also loved to travel, especially to see family in Alberta and Manitoba.

Jack had a world map with pins in the many countries he had visited.

One of Jack and Lynn’s favourite places in the world is Maui.

They visited there numerous times and were looking forward to their next holiday.

Jack loved to laugh and make others laugh.

He had a dry and often sarcastic sense of humour.

He loved to smile, instigate trouble, and pull your leg, and all the better if he could get a rise out of you.
Jack and Lynn wintered in Mesa, Arizona where they golfed and enjoyed the company of many good friends.

Jack loved to drive and even better if he was pulling an RV.

They had fun and shared many great stories from their “Loonie” RV group.

He loved to visit friends and made many trips to Three Hills and Kimberley.

Jack died at home surrounded by the love of his family on September 19, 2013.

He died as he lived with dignity, humour, and love.

A memorial will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday September 28 at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna.

There will be an opportunity to share stories, memories, and feelings during the ceremony.

POOHACHOFF- Alex
1934 — 2013

Service: Private memorial to be held at a later date

Alex passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home with family by his side on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the age of 79.

Survived by his son Steve (Donna) of Lake Country, BC, daughter Roberta (Steve) Simonen of Burnaby, BC, grandchildren Ami, Sara and Shaun Poohachoff, Jesse, Joey and Cassidy Simonen, brother Andy (Arnita) of Castlegar and his nieces and nephews and their families.

Dad, we know you are being welcomed home by your dear wife Irene and your son Wayne.

Private memorial to be held at a later date.

Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

REID, Philllip

Passed away on October 8, 2013 at the age of 77.

Survived by his loving children Trudy (Mycke), Jody (Kevin) and Dale, his very special grandchildren Dawn, Jennifer and Jason and his great granddaughter Hailey.

Phillip’s family take comfort in his reunion with his wife Lorraine Reid.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, Suite 307 – 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3.

ROUTLEDGE, SOPHIA

Service: A Graveside Service for Sophia and Ken will take place next summer in Winnipeg.

On Monday, September 16, 2013, Sophia “Toots” Routledge joined her husband Ken, who predeceased her on April 10, 2007.

She is survived by her daughter Joyce Brandson (Myles) of Winnipeg; son Ken Routledge (Debbie) of Nelson, BC; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren: Maria Warrener and her children, Brock and Logan; Daryle and his children, Craig, Dillon and Dane; Cara (John) McNair and their children, Braden and Shelby; Melanie (Geoff) Atkins; Heidi Routledge-Arias (Nancho) and their children, Evan and Sofia; Candis (Garth) Potter and their children, Natalie and Alana; Amanda (Dino) Masi and their children, Isabella and Liam; Greg (Becky) and their children, Jaden, Justine and Jarrett; Derek (Kara) and their son Zachary; Duane (Diane); sister-in-law Audrey Stross; brother-in-law, Pete Davidson; son-in-law Bob Bezemer; special lady Francie Kiesman; many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her daughter Anne Marie Bezemer and son Randolph Scott Routledge.

Sophia was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

A Graveside Service for Sophia and Ken will take place next summer in Winnipeg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1V 5K9.

RUCKHEIM, Hardy

Service: A Private Family Service will be held in the Springtime

Passed away after a long battle against Parkinson’s on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 81.

He is survived by his loving wife, Irmgard, of 59 years; daughter Ingrid Stewart; sons Fred and Peter; three grandchildren: Madison Ruckheim, Pete Ruckheim and Alec Stewart; and sister Ruth Wrixon-Becher and her family.

A Private Family Service will be held in the Springtime.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2, or the Parkinson Society of BC, 600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9.

Scott, Dr. James (Jay) Montague FRCPC

With extreme sadness, Dr. Jay Scott’s family announces his sudden passing on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Jay will be deeply missed by his loving wife and best friend Deborah Vanston Scott.

He leaves behind children Ryan and Elise Scott from a former marriage, and step-children Matt and Tamara Phillips.

He will be dearly missed by his close sister, Tia Scott as well as his life-time friend Erv Schill, and several other friends in Mexico, Ecuador, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and British Columbia.

Jay resided in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where he had worked as a radiologist for Associated Radiologists since 1999.

Jay’s list of credentials represented a small fraction of his brilliant mind.

He studied medicine at the University of Alberta and at the University of Calgary.

He had two Fellowships in Neuroradiology; the first from the University of British Columbia, and the second from Harvard University; and trained in pathologic radiology at Walter Reed Medical Army Centre.

Before practicing in Saskatchewan, Jay worked as a radiologist in British Columbia.

Jay loved to travel, especially anyplace near the ocean.

He was a physician of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, an Instructor Trainer and a Medical First Aid Instructor with PADI, and held an Associate Professional Membership with Divers Alert network (DAN).

He always said, “I like blowing bubbles”.
Although recently retired, Jay planned to continue practicing on a part-time basis.

In August he attended a Neuroradiology conference in Santa Fe, NM.

From Santa Fe he travelled with his wife to Costa Rica and Isla Mujeres, Mexico; his favorite vacation sites.

Jay passed away a few days after returning home to Canada while visiting Kelowna.
Jay was cremated on September 27th.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

No memorial was held per his request.

Many thanks to the paramedics, KGH Trauma Unit and ICU doctors and nurses for their thoughtfulness and caring treatment.

In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, can be made online at www.DAN.org/appeal or by phone: 919-684-2948 ext. 611.

Beaudry, John James
1952 — 2013

It is with heavy hearts the family of Jim Beaudry announce his passing on Wednesday October 9, 2013 in Kelowna General Hospital.

Jim’s memory will be forever treasured by his beloved wife Adele; his much loved children and stepchildren Matt (Kathy), Suzanne(Rene), Laura (Ameen), Samantha, Hayley; his adored grandchildren Tayler (Brandon), Joshua, Zak, Phil, Kayla, Madison, Raya, Adam; his sisters Jackie (Buster), Judy (Bruce), Jill (Bruce) and many friends.

In accordance with Jim’s last wishes, no memorial service will be held.

Cremation has taken place and Jims remains returned to Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers a donation in Jim’s name to your local SPCA will be greatly appreciated by the family.
“They said we would never last…….
we sure showed ‘em honey didn’t we?”
Adele

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