John Jacob Belous

BELOUS

John Jacob Belous passed away peacefully December 03, 2005 at the age of 79 years. A friend to all who had the pleasure to meet him, John was born April 07, 1926 in Edrans, Manitoba. Leaving home at the age of 14, destiny drove John west where he would eventually meet and marry his soul mate Helen (nee Burns). Married February 14, 1949, John and Helen had three beautiful daughters Bev (Jim) Shaver, Betty (Terry) Quaife and Patti (George) McCormick. Grandpa will be dearly missed but will never be forgotten by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John is survived by his brother Alec and sisters Helen and Margaret. Predeceasing him were his parents John and Annie and seven other siblings. While John had the opportunity to see the country for all its beauty, he settled in B.C. where he enjoyed 38 years with the CPR. A product of the “Steam Days”, John enjoyed life to the fullest and is deserving of the motto “Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.” A private celebration of John’s life will be held by the family to honor and remember our husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whom everyone loved. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vernon Cancer Clinic, #104, 3402 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com