Born in Westbank, BC on December 24, 1944 and passed away peacefully in Vernon, March 2, 2012.

John was the eldest son of the late Casmir and Susan Tonasket and worked many years as a skidder operator for Ohashi Brothers Logging. In 1974, he married Linda, and they have two daughters, Brenda and Marie. He has seven grandchildren and five great grand children.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes Charlie (Al), Agassiz, BC; Eleanor Eli (Lloyd), Westbank; Evelyn Wilson, Vernon; Jane Tonasket (Ronnie), Omak, WA; Pearl Manuel (Leonard), Vernon; and brother-in-law, Percy Wilson (Penticton) and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

John was predeceased by siblings James, Willard, Earl and Carmelita and one granddaughter, Cassandra Oppen.

Prayers will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 P. M. at his residence, #36 Tonasket Road.

A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 5 at 11:00 A. M. at Head-of-the-Lake Cemetery.

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

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