John Thomas Stratford “Pops”


John passed away from his injuries from a car accident on 10 July 2014 at the age of 80 with his family by his side.

Anyone who met John (Pops) was deeply touched by his warmth and friendly disposition; whether it was walking around Armstrong on one of his many walks or at any of the venues he habitually visited, everyone knew him by his first name and loved talking with him. You could find John every Friday night dancing away at the Army Navy & Air Force Association or every Saturday at the meat raffle. He also had many fun bingo nights, enjoyed camping and playing cards with family and friends. Sports were always a big part of his life; from family golfing trips to not missing any opportunity to cheer on his kids and grandchildren as they competed in everything from hockey to broomball to baseball. A personal highlight for John was his hole in one on the eleventh hole at Hillview Golf Course.

He will be deeply missed, forever loved and remembered by his family: Joy, his wife of 56 years: daughters Wendy (Kim), Diane (Tracie), Karen (Darren), son Rick, grandchildren Paul, David, Sara, Alex, Randy, Dustin, Dallas, Brody, Brenden, Taylor; great granddaughter Peyton; and many wonderful friends.

A Social Tea will be held on Tues 22 July 2014 from 10:00-12:00 am at the Seniors Activity Centre, 2520 Patterson Ave, Armstrong, BC.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thurs 24 July 2014 at 1030 am at the Army Navy and Air Force Club, 2500 46th Ave, Vernon, BC.

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