John Douglas Marks died on September 29, 2015 at the age of 87. Survived by his loving wife Carol Marks; daughters Cathy Marks of Lake Country, BC, Laurie Marks of Cherryville, BC; grandchildren: Kristy Marks (John Harder), Becky Ellis (Josh Ellis), Tyler Stubbs (Jeanna Kucher); great grandchildren: Evan and Jovie, Lilly and Charlie, Silas and Emerson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Florence and Robert Marks, sisters Joan and Shirley and his brother Bill.
John was born on October 13, 1927 in Orillia, Ontario. He and Carol were married July 1, 1946. John worked as an electrician on hydro-electric projects in Canada and overseas for many years before moving his family to BC in 1967. After living in White Rock and Revelstoke for a few years, the family moved to the Okanagan and have made Winfield their home for the past 41 years. He enjoyed travelling, camping, fishing and prospecting all over BC. His family was his pride and joy. All will miss him dearly.
Many heartfelt thanks to all the friends and care workers that made John’s last days comfortable and peaceful
– The Marks Family.
There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting