We regret to announce the death at Hospice House on May 6, 2011, of John Paskiewich, at the age of 89 years.

John was born in Poland and came to Canada as a young man. He was a resident of Vernon for over 20 years, and then moved to 100 Mile House for several years, followed by 15 years in Lillooet prior to his retirement back to Vernon in 1986.

John loved woodworking and was an enthusiastic gardener with a love for all kinds of flowers. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose, in 2005, and one grandson, Gordie Surkan. John will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by son Nick (Marie) and daughter Mary (Lloyd) Surkan; grandchildren: Brian, Glenn, Steven (Brenda), Dale (Cindy), Karen (Kevin), Bev (Pete) and Brenda (Rod). He is further missed by 17 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and his companion, Agnes, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, May 28, at 2:00 P.M. with a reception to follow in the Tea Room. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of John to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

The family wish to thank all family and friends for their love and care over the years.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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