1934 – 2016

John E. Burgess of Vernon B.C. passed away at the age of 81 years early on Monday morning May 23, 2016. John is survived by his wife, Olive; children: John (Kim), Jody (Dawna), Jeff (Jacquelyn), Bryn (Cherie), and James (Sharon); grandchildren: William, Rebecca, Sean, Chantal, Greg, Veronica, Jessica, Brandon, Gavin, and Kolt; step-children: Michelle, Will, and Guy; step-grandchildren: Jennifer, Trevor, Troy, Sarah, Kori, Shelby, Kayla, Joshua, Krychelle; great grandchildren: Tatiana, James, Mason, Mekhi, Brittney, Mya, Braden, Asher, Austin, and Brooklyn, Kaleb, Jacob, Allison, Everley, Joshua, Katelynn, Lukas, James, Jesse, Jayme, and Frank.

A Memorial Service will be held for Jack at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Alternatives Chapel (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong, BC). In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association ( or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia, Yukon ( Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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