John Ellis Gareb


We regret to announce the death at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on March 9, 2006 of JOHN ELLIS GAREB (SR.), in his 100th year. John was born in Lebanon and came to Canada as a young man. He was a businessman and entrepreneur in Golden for 75 years prior to moving to Vernon four years ago. John will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Teresa, his loving wife of 69 years, son Jack (Cheryl) of Vernon and daughter Mariam (Peter) Elkington of Golden, and grandchildren, Brent Gareb, Kim (Bryan) Payne, and Tessa Elkington (James Olsen). He is also survived by four great-grandchildren and many extended family members. Prayers will be recited on Sunday, March 12, at 6:00pm at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Coldstream and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated there on Monday, March 13th at 10:00am with Reverend Father Martin Peyton, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Vernon City Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral home. 250-542-0155. Condolences may be emailed to In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of John to the Baerg-McMurtry Cancer Clinic at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101-32 St., Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2

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