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GOURLIE, John Albert “Jack”


Jack passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021, at age 85. Born in Cranbrook, BC, he lived in Lumberton, BC before the family moved to Kelowna, BC in 1940. He attended Kelowna Secondary School. After graduating in 1955, Jack started work with the Okanagan Telephone Company and continued in that career, until he retired from BCTel in 1993. In retirement, he enjoyed volunteering with the Kelowna Warriors Lacrosse Club. Jack was predeceased by his parents Francis James and Susannah (née Marley) and his siblings Myrtle, Frank, Russell, Mary Ellen, Clarence and Violet. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon; children Michael, Diane and Heather; granddaughter Alli; and many extended family members. The family wishes to thank Dr. Susan Erasmus and the staff at Sun Pointe Village for their compassionate care. No service at his request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Kelowna Branch of the SPCA.

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  • Dwight youmans says:

    So very sorry to here of Jacks passing he will be greatly missed he was a supper guy and neighbour

  • Rhonda Rea says:

    Sharon, I send you and the family my sincere condolences with your loss of Jack. It’s been a long journey of compassion you provided as a loving and loyal wife. I have so much respect for how you have stayed strong with so many months of the unknown. My heart goes out to you and I hope we are able to share a glass of wine and for sure a sincere hug in the near future.
    God bless you and the family.

  • Laurie Chahley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful, loving, kind man who took pride in his family. I keep picturing him on that big bike. And I can hear his laugh. He was unique. Lots of love to you all. ❤️❤️

  • Brindisi-Eso Gina says:

    Thinking of all of you. Sending my love and lots of hugs! I will forever cherish my memories of Jack and his sassy self! Just a fun loving family.

  • Neva Bruce says:

    Deepest condolences to the family Diane! Remember him well and he will never leave your mind and hearts

  • Sharon Schwartz says:

    Sharon I’m so sorry to hear about Jack. Sending you and your family my condolences. Prayers and a big hug and love to you my friend. Sharon Schwartz

  • Ellen Clements says:

    Condolences and much love Sharon and Michael, Diane Heather. Jack is at peace and will be missed. Hugs. Ellen clements

  • Brian Drought says:

    My sincere condolences, Sharon & family on your loss…Rod was thoughtful to contact me of his passing.

  • Kirsti Jarrett says:

    Dear Sharon,
    Roy and I were sad to read of Jack’s death. We are sending our sincere condolences to you. Hugs, Kirsti & Roy

  • Wayne and Kitty Hyslop says:

    So very sorry to about Jacks passing. Our best thoughts go to his family.

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