We Remember

CRANE, John Philip

January 14, 1950 — July 29, 2017

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of John on July 29, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his wife Bonnie and their three children Jarrod, Nicole and Christopher. Who through example gave them many strong virtues to apply throughout their lives.

John was an outdoor enthusiast who could be found outside during all seasons. In the winter, he was often in a forest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing up Noble canyon or ice-skating. In the summer he enjoyed hiking, camping, building tree stands or just sitting watching the wildlife around him. His greatest passion was fishing. He was an avid fly fisherman who could be found casting his own invented flies in an effort to catch and release the next big one.

He was a lifelong learner and was always curious. His curiosities lead him to learn many things from bee keeping to developing a passion of gardening, which was always evolving, as was his yard.

John was a compassionate man who was always caring for those around him. He was an active member of the Lavington community and spent many hours with Gordy at the ice rink and made sure there was enough wood for the fire.

His greatest joy was being with his family. His family and friends will greatly miss John and will keep the memories of him alive through stories and laughter.

There will be no service by John’s request and in lieu of flowers please donate to either the Vernon Jubilee or Kelowna General Hospital.

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  • Glenn Lorentz says:

    I will miss John, you couldn”t ask for a better neighbor. Will miss his talks across the fence.
    I keep looking for him in his garden. Our thoughts are with you.

    Glenn & Charlene Lorentz

  • Bruce Holmes says:

    My very sincere sympathy to John’s family for their tragic loss. John was a good man and a wonderful friend. I cherish the memories of time spent together with our sons hiking and fishing. We spent many hours hunting and fishing. I think of him often. Bless you Bonnie , Jarrod, Nichole and Christopher.

  • Reinie and Liz Berndt says:

    Our deepest condolences to Bonnie and the Crane family on your sudden loss. John was a wonderful and kind neighbor and inspiration to us all in his commitment to his family and community. He will be greatly missed.

  • Norma Barnes says:

    To Dear Bonnie, Jarrod, Nicole and Chris,
    Thinking of you all at this sorrowful time. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Norma Barnes

  • Pat, Ingvar and Luke Svard says:

    We’ve lost a fine , fine man. We send our love and prayers.

  • Cathy Riley says:

    Bonnie and family. Words cannot express how saddened I am for your loss. Bonnie, my thoughts are with you, hope to see you on the bus in the future…..rest peacefully John

  • Ernie and Wendy Braun says:

    Bonnie, I was shocked to read about John and am heartbroken for you, Jarrod, Nicole and Christopher. I cannot imagine your pain! I know that your family has a lot of awesome family memories and I hope that very soon the memories will bring a smile to your hearts! Hugs to you all!

  • Gerry and Stella Johnson says:

    Dear Bonnie and kids. Ger and I were at Sugar Lake when Rhiannon told us the news of John’s passing. What a sad day! Please accept our deepest condolences. Lavington won’t be the same without dear kind John! Hugs and peace to you all! Stella Johnson

  • Glen Cunningham says:

    How unfair life can be. Good men should not die so young. John was that, and a great neighbor for 17 years! My condolences to you all

  • Darren Zupp says:

    Very sad to hear of Johns passing. My sincere condolences to Bonnie and the Crane family. I enjoyed chatting with him when we worked at the glass plant. He was always friendly and had a good sense of humor. The last time I saw John was on the railway tracks at Tolko taking a walk. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP John. Darren Zupp

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