May 28, 1915 – May 18, 2011
Almost 96 years of quiet adventure have come to an end with the passing of John Ostafew in Hospice House. John was a hard worker – on farms, orchards and logging operations then with his brothers at their Royalite Super Service and later Ostafew Gulf. The World War II veteran always enjoyed a game of cards, especially crib. He will be remembered for his love of family and for his rhubarb, raspberries and hazelnuts, which he shared selflessly with family and friends. John was predeceased by his wife Olga (1996), his parents Nick and Lena, his brothers Bill, Paul, Terry, Bob, his sister Anne, and infant grandson Dean. He is survived by his brother Morris (Daphne), his sister Phyllis (Frank), his daughter Fran (Anne), his sons Robin (Julia) and Shon (Lesley), his grandchildren John (Karen), Troy, Kerry (Chris), Michelle and Christopher, great-grandchildren Nyk, Jaclyn, Cody, Dustin, Emily and Jakob as well as many loving nieces and nephews. We will all miss him dearly.
Thank you to Dr. Lemiski, the helpful, hardworking staff at VJH and the caring, supportive people at Hospice House who made Dad’s final days comfortable. At John’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 27th Ave, Vernon, V1T 1S4.