HAROLD JOHN MacTAVISH, passed away peacefully in his sleep, at 85, with family nearby, at Kelowna General Hospital on August 15, 2005. Survived by his daughters Margaret, Juanita (Ron) and Winnie (Kevin) and son Harold; predeceased by his parents (Harold and Lorenda) and older brother Andy. John was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 17, 1920 to a pioneer ranching family. He was a WWII veteran, completing his service in the Italian campaign and the liberation of Holland. John married Olga Bosch in Mepple, Holland on December 2, 1945. John’s unique sense of humour and friendly nature will be dearly missed by his friends. John was an unselfish but determined individual, always there to lend a helping hand. He has passed on a strong environmental awareness and love for the land to his children. John’s family is particularly grateful for the sensitive care provided by the nursing staff in the Respiratory Unit and his “family” at Gentle Waters, Vernon.