October 6, 1932 – January 15, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jacob (Jack) Sodke of Vernon, B.C. After a brief illness, Jack passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital with his family by his side, at the age of 83.

Jack is survived by his devoted wife Lynda, his sons Kenneth (Karen), Richard (Jennifer), Edward (Courtney) and William, step-son Lance (Danielle) and stepdaughter Alana (Zach). Jack also leaves behind granddaughters Jayda and Malea, and grandsons Grayson and Keegan.

Jack was born in Lunnford, Alberta but also made Edmonton, Jasper, Kamloops, Maple Ridge and Vernon his home over the years. Jack spent his career with Canadian National Railways where he worked as a Conductor.

An avid gardener, Jack took pride not only in his own bounty, he worked tirelessly at the Vernon Community Gardens. Jack was known for his generosity in sharing the fruits of his labour with both family and friends. Jack was also known for his great ability in the sport of curling, however his greatest passion by far, was the time spent dancing with his beautiful wife Lynda. Many special times were enjoyed at the Halina Senior Centre.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the doctors and nurses at both the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the Kelowna General Hospital for their superlative care and compassion.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Jack’s memory is invited to do so to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

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