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December 24, 1958 — July 19, 2018

Born in Prince George, BC on Dec. 24, 1958, Jean left us suddenly but peacefully in Kelowna on July 19, 2018 at the ripe young age of 59. Pre-deceased by his parents Alfred & Rollande, as well as his brother Edmond, Jean leaves behind his sister Doris, his brothers Pierre & Leo (Linda), his nieces Michelle & Alexandria, his wife Lori and his beloved pets Octavia, Obie & Nylee.

Jean graduated from Immaculata High School in 1976. He went on to become a Journeyman Electrician which took him to places like The Darlington Nuclear Plant in Bowmanville, ON as well as Ruby Lake, Port Melon, Squamish & Burnaby, BC. He also took many courses over the years at BCIT & other institutions to upgrade his credentials.

His home base, however, was always Kelowna. He worked for Okanagan Heating & Air Conditioning for many years while adding Gas Fitter Certifications to his resume. In 2012, he started his own business called BIT Electrical and Gasfitting LTD. His goal was to provide green energy solutions with safe equipment upgrades to heating & electrical control systems. He was slowly moving off the grid with his solar panels & wind turbine on his own home.

But Jean lived for the weekends so he could drag race at Thunder Mountain. He started by racing his 1977 – 650 Kawasaki Chopper and then, graduated to his dragster “The Bare Necessities.” His penchant for experimentation led him to modify his dragster by adding a Harley Davidson engine to the Chevy engine resulting in the “Chev-Harley” that never failed to put on a show!

The past few years were spent posting U-Tube Videos that featured Thunder Mountain events & experiments with 3D Technology. He also enjoyed researching the Beauregard family history in his spare time. His latest hobby was building cool, electric bicycles that took him wherever he wanted to go.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled Friday, August 17/18 for 1pm at Springfield Funeral Home. Write down any stories to share – someone will read for you if you can’t.

Please donate to the SPCA in lieu of flowers. Jean, go with throttle up!”

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A Celebration of Life is scheduled Friday, August 17/18 for 1pm

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC

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The service for BEAUREGARD, Jean is scheduled for A Celebration of Life is scheduled Friday, August 17/18 for 1pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC


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  • Shelley Kean, Larry Locking says:

    We will miss a very talented and kind gentleman. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Jean.

  • Yolaine Boulainne & Roland Bergeron says:

    Our most sincere sympathy to Leo, Linda and the family.

  • Danielle Boulianne says:

    I am so sorry to hear the lost of your brother. It’s unbelievable….
    My love is with you in these darkness days. Hope for you a lots of lovely souvenirs of you both while he was with you!
    Love aunt Danielle, uncle René, your cousin Yanick and Véronique and child.

  • Carol (Isaaks) Hansum says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jean-Noel’s passing. My most sincere condolences to Doris, Pierre and Leo. Many years have past since I’ve seen you all but friends always. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Steve and Elanna Dmytry says:

    Our condolences to Leo, Linda, Doris, Pierre and Lori on Jean-Noel’s passing. We were saddened when we heard and will miss him dearly. We will always remember the good times we shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Steve and Elanna

  • Maureen and Darren says:

    We always liked having Jean for a visit and listening to the interesting stories he would tell about his adventures in life. The world has lost a kind soul. Our condolences to the family. Taken too soon……..We will miss you Jean..

  • Imre, Jennifer, Kati, Mia and Áron Csorba says:

    Very late but not least we all like to send our sincere condolences to Jean’s family and friends.
    Yet again the world has lost someone great.
    Jean was a great friend and an amazing neighbour.
    He has touched our lives for the last 12 years.
    The five of us will truly and forever miss you my friend but your absence will not seize to inspire us.

  • Sue Lemire says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was a great inspiration to me. I enjoyed reading and whatching his posts and races and stories. Missing Jean also.

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