It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank (Jeff) Jefferies at the of age 91, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family, sister Marguerite of Bristol, England; foster sisters Mildred of Edmonton, AB and Doris of Nanaimo; stepchildren Sue (Brian) of Lake Country, Jim (Loretta) of Kelowna, Peggy (Stephen) of Langley, Sandi (Wayne) of Vernon, Kathy (Bob) of Armstrong, and Cleo Allain (Nicole) of New Brunswick; along with grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by wives Anne, Lorraine and Lillian, and his sister from Bristol, England, Stella.
Frank came to Canada in 1940 as a child war evacuee. He joined the Canadian Army in 1943 and remained with the Canadian forces for 29 years. He achieved the rank of Major. He served in Korea, with the United Nations in the Republic of Congo, with NATO in Germany, and Ghana in West Africa. He later served with the Public Service in Ottawa until he retired in 1989. He then moved to Kelowna and lived here till 1996 before moving to New Brunswick returning to Kelowna in 2004. We would like to thank Dr. K. A. Canning and all the medical staff who treated him through his long illness. A special Thank You to the Central Okanagan Hospice House and to all the palliative nurses for their kindness and professionalism. Thank You to all the residents and staff at the Okanagan Chateau for your many years of friendship. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26. I know he’ll be missed.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Corpus Christi Parish, 750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 3B7. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia (www.alzheimer.ca/bc).
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The service for JEFFERIES, Frank (Jeff) is scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.