We Remember


On September 15, 2022, at the age of 87, our beloved John Blackmore was taken by Alzheimer’s.

Born in Swansea, Wales, John and his family moved to Nottingham, England during the war, for safety. In the 1950s he emigrated and made his way to Vancouver, BC, Canada. There he married Mary and they started a family. John eventually located to the Okanagan, which he found to be an ideal place to raise a family. He later met his wife of 44 years, Nancy, and together they enjoyed travelling, skiing, sailing, and golf; especially golf, it was John’s passion.

During the last two, or so, years, John struggled with Alzheimer’s and the family would thank all those who cared for him in the hospital and care home!

John will continue to be held dear in the hearts of his wife Nancy; his sons Rick, Mike (Tammy), & Kevin (Debra); his daughter Suzanne; his 11 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren; and many extended family members. Sadly, he was predeceased by his daughter, Linda in 2020; and from “across the pond” he also lost his brother & sister-in-law, as well as his sister.

Family and friends will honour him, each in their own way; in keeping with John’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC or the charity of your choice.

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Alzheimer Society of BC Link: alzheimer.ca/bc




  • Jerry & Tara (Deb) Folk says:

    Jerry and I have many fond memories of times spent with John and Nancy when they were living in Vancouver, and Kelowna. We had great respect for them as a couple so much so that they were made God Parents to our two daughters. We all know how John loved his golf and Jerry would often join him but John was a master and Jerry was a novice. We enjoyed many meals at their homes, dinners out to celebrate birthdays together and often Nancy and John would meet up with us on some of our RV adventures south. John has left us with lots of good time memories and he will be missed. We send out sincere condolences to his family and to dear Nancy.

  • Cam and Mort Doyle says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Nancy. He is in a better place now and know you and your family will miss him dearly. Our deepest condolences. Cam and Mort

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