BABIUK, John “Johnny”

It is with great sadness that we share with you that John Babiuk passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hospice House in Vernon, BC on April 16, 2011 at the age of 79. Johnny is survived by his son Rod (Briget) of Kingston, ON, daughter Janeene (Bill) of Peace River, AB and Nadeene of Alberta Beach, AB as well as 9 grandchildren. Johnny was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Patricia Elizabeth in 1990 and later on by his close companion of several years Jean Martinson in 2004. Johnny’s career as a railroader took him and his family to many communities in BC and AB, he eventually retired to a lakeside cottage near Vernon where he concentrated in his favorite passions; auction sales, beer making and his many home improvement projects. The family would like to thank Dr. K. le Roux as well as the 3rd floor West staff of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the staff at Vernon’s Hospice House. A private family service will be held in AB at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital (2101 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2) or the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4) in Johnny’s name. Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded to the family via email:

Arrangements entrusted to

Personal Alternative Funeral Services

Vernon 250-546-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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