It is with deep sadness we are announcing the sudden passing of Eugene (Gene) Maurice Zaporzan, 87, born January 7, 1930 in Vita, Manitoba, died January 30, 2017 in Penticton Hospital, Penticton, British Columbia.
He moved from Vita, Manitoba to Vancouver, BC in 1951 where he worked in grocery stores for 50 years, after which he retired to Peachland, BC in 1993.
He married Shirley Taylor of Kinistino, Saskatchewan, on February 8, 1958 in St. Peters Church, New Westminster, BC. He is remembered by his three daughters: Gail Darlene Poisson (Dave) of Cluculz Lake, BC; Debbie Lynn Parsons of Surrey, BC; Kelly Marie Brown of Surrey, BC.; one granddaughter, Shauna Lynn of Vanderhoof, BC; two grandsons, Ryan and Travis; one great-grandson, Caleb; and two great-granddaughters, Sydney “Emerald” and Madison “Maddy”; sisters Stella and Doreen. Predeceased by brothers Jerry, John, Walter, William and sisters Olga, Victoria, and Mary.
Gene loved the community of Peachland and worked to help establish the Peachland Wellness Centre. He enjoyed selling fruit and fresh pies at Todd’s Campground each summer and made many new friends in the process. He will be greatly missed by his friends and all family members.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to “Central Okanagan Hospice House,” or a charity of your choice.
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Service: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for ZAPORZAN, Gene is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.