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JEFFERIES, Frank (Jeff)

October 10, 1925 — March 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank (Jeff) Jefferies at the of age 91, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family, sister Marguerite of Bristol, England; foster sisters Mildred of Edmonton, AB and Doris of Nanaimo; stepchildren Sue (Brian) of Lake Country, Jim (Loretta) of Kelowna, Peggy (Stephen) of Langley, Sandi (Wayne) of Vernon, Kathy (Bob) of Armstrong, and Cleo Allain (Nicole) of New Brunswick; along with grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by wives Anne, Lorraine and Lillian, and his sister from Bristol, England, Stella.

Frank came to Canada in 1940 as a child war evacuee. He joined the Canadian Army in 1943 and remained with the Canadian forces for 29 years. He achieved the rank of Major. He served in Korea, with the United Nations in the Republic of Congo, with NATO in Germany, and Ghana in West Africa. He later served with the Public Service in Ottawa until he retired in 1989. He then moved to Kelowna and lived here till 1996 before moving to New Brunswick returning to Kelowna in 2004. We would like to thank Dr. K. A. Canning and all the medical staff who treated him through his long illness. A special Thank You to the Central Okanagan Hospice House and to all the palliative nurses for their kindness and professionalism. Thank You to all the residents and staff at the Okanagan Chateau for your many years of friendship. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26. I know he’ll be missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Corpus Christi Parish, 750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 3B7. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia (www.alzheimer.ca/bc).

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Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia Link: www.cancer.ca, www.alzheimer.ca/bc


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The service for JEFFERIES, Frank (Jeff) is scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Corpus Christi Catholic Church

750 Rutland Road North Kelowna, BC


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  • Carol-Ann Rolls says:

    Life and death is a process made by God and we can’t change it. So, I pray to God to give us strength to recover from this announcement.
    We begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too wonderful to forget. For Uncles have a special role. Not being our father, they can be a friend and a supporter in a different way than anyone else in our lives. They are both a relative and a companion; one of the few people able to be both. Whether they are crazy and weird and only seen at holidays or our buddy and mentor, the loss of an uncle is a particularly hard one.
    Uncle Jeff’s loss, however, is filled with the years of happy memories we had, and that special connection that belongs only to uncles. I fondly recall the 55 plus years that Uncle Jeff was in our family. From the first time my sisters and I met him at the door with kittens in our arms to the last visit we had in person last year – the pubs and winery tours and tastings, picking strawberries, the Diana and David statues that shook up the Wintergreen Ave neighbourhood, the trips to the island for holidays, the Legion work and both being honoured with a Jubilee Medal, watching him parachute from a plane in Edmonton, playing with Fritz the dash hound in the snow and so much more.
    Jeff devoted much of his life to community service and philanthropy and was most generous with his time in helping others, be it mentoring youth in the Cadet program, or sharing rose growing tips with the Garden Club, serving on the Colour Guard of the Legion and as Branch Executive or Director with the Alzheimer’s Association.
    He was a man of wisdom. His presence will forever live deep inside our hearts. He was the utmost gentleman and a very special person. He will be remembered by many for his wit, kindness and generosity. Those who encountered him, without exception, will remember him.
    Of all the many blessings, however great or small, to have had you as uncle was the greatest one of all. The family chain has been broken now and nothing seems the same. But as God takes us one by one, the chain will link again.

  • Marguerite Bowser says:

    In memory of my very dear brother, Frank,
    All I have now are wonderful memories of our life together.
    An Englishman you were born
    A true Canadian you died.
    God Bless
    Rest in Peace.
    from Sister Marguerite, nieces Anne and Laura, nephew Paul and Lynn, Great Niece Rebecca and Craig, Great nephew Lee and Great-great niece Poppy.

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