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FRASER, John Girvan (John Sr)

September 25, 1951 — November 29, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather.  John was born in Chipman, NB, September 25, 1951 and left this earth far too early on November 29, 2017 at home in Kelowna.

Memories of his incredible life will be forever cherished by Gloria, his best friend and beloved wife of 47 years.  His strength will live on through his sons John Edward (Lisa) and Jeff Girvan, and his grandchildren, Madeline Elise and Liam Girvan.

He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Diane (Keith), Ross (Doreen) and Ricki (Laurianne), his sister-in-law Elise, brother-in-law Ray, his Uncle Huey, and his best friend Ron (Elaine).

John was a fiercely devoted family man and many hours were spent sitting around the kitchen table with those he held dear talking and playing cards.  He was most at peace on a small lake with a fishing rod in his hand and his wife and dog at his side. 

John and Gloria, along with their youngest son Jeff, operate a successful local business, Fraser Urethanes.  John took immense pride in his quality work and often spoke fondly of his many clients and colleagues whom he considered friends.

Although he is gone he will never be forgotten.

Services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna Food Bank or the Salvation Army. 

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna Food Bank or the Salvation Army. Link: www.cofoodbank.com, www.kelownasalvationarmy.ca


Service Information

Service Details

The service for FRASER, John Girvan (John Sr) is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Jennifer Hayden says:

    Our deepest condolences. John has been a great customer of GF for many years. We will miss seeing him. From all the staff at GF Kelowna.

  • Paul and Angela Mason says:

    Gloria and Family,

    We are sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Paul, Angela, Sarah and Emily

  • Bruce and Bonna Robinson says:

    We extend our sincere condolences to Gloria and family! We were so saddened to hear of Johns passing. All our love and prayers go out to you!

  • John & Nora(Brown) Barton says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Gloria and your family on the loss of this wonderful man. May the many memories you hold dear in your hearts give you comfort at this very sad time in your lives. God Bless each one in the days and months ahead.

  • Daniel Biron says:

    Our deepest condolences to all the family in these difficult times . I am honored to have known John as he was truly a special man . He will be missed greatly .

  • James Bernique says:

    There are a few special people that make you smile whenever they show up. John was one of those few. I do not remember ever seeing him without a smile. He will be missed by all My deepest condolences to all his family.

  • Vera (Barton) Casey says:

    Gloria, John and Jeff. We are all so sorry about Johnny. The girls and I send our condolence.

  • Diana Kennedy Wentworth says:

    Me sincere condolences to Ross, Doreen, Ricki, Diane & families. Another childhood friend gone way too soon. Do sorry.

  • Ivan and Maryann Richard says:

    Gloria and family: So very sorry Gloria to hear about Johnny. Sincere condolences to you and your boys at this difficult time. — Ivan and Maryann Richard

  • Margaret Hay says:

    So sorry to hear of Johnny,s passing my thoughts an prayers go out to all the family ,I remember him as a young lad always happy ,I think of him when he took my son Gerald in when he decided to go west,may GOD help you through this difficult time

  • Vera (Barton) Casey says:

    So sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and the boys. Johnny will be missed.

  • Craig and Monique Kaetler says:

    Our hearts broke when we heard the news, we are so deeply sorry for your family. John will truly be missed. John was an honorable business man and a wonderful family man. When he asked “how are you?” He meant it, he truly cared

  • Erma Holmes says:

    Gloria, keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  • Norma Barton says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Johnny. Love and prayers to all of the family.

  • Glen Robinson says:

    Gloria and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Johnnies passing. I will always remember the memmories that we had and the phone calls at xmas
    Glen robinson

  • Marita and Ray Bishop says:

    Gloria, John, and Jeff….our thoughts are with you at this very sad time; so very sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing.

  • Tim Fontaine says:

    So sorry to hear about John Sr. my condolences to John and the rest of the family

  • Leslie & Jim McDavid says:

    Although it’s been many years since we saw John, we remember him as a very kind, gentle man. We keep in touch with John & Lisa and recognize his gentle qualities in his son John as well. Our condolences now to the whole family as you grieve the passing of such a fine man. May the love he shared with each of you be the rock that keeps you strong as you go from tears to fond memories.

  • Doug and Lynette Schmidt says:

    We are so very sorry to learn of John’s passing. The neighbourhood will not be the same without his smile and kindness. Deepest sympathy to all – he was a very special person and will be missed.
    Doug and Lynette

  • Norma Barton says:

    So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. Sending love and prayers to everyone in the family.

  • Linda Fraser- Moncton, N.B says:

    I was known as Cousin Linda. Sad to hear of your loss, he was a kind gentle person.

  • Wiley wishart says:

    It is with great fondness that I remember my time with John , Gloria and the boys . One of those special people that touched you in the very best of way.

  • Chris R says:

    I was shocked, as we all were here.
    Thinking of you all, and sending love.
    We will miss him dropping in for his can of pop, and his questions about “my PEI”

  • Joe Bradshaw, Wayne and Mary-Jo Downs says:

    Our deepest condolences to Gloria and Family on the passing of John. We learned of Johns’ passing only the other day while reminiscing over coffee about our years in Real Estate (Realty World – Unified in Edmonton), and all the interesting and pleasant people who we had worked alongside over the years – so driven by curiosity, we did an internet search and discovered the shockingly sad news. John was always friendly and ready to chat at the office – a good man, for sure – he will always be part of the many fond memories we all had back at Unified, and missed by many. God speed, John.

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