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McGUINNESS, John Brian

April 14, 1953 — October 5, 2019

It is with great sadness the family of John McGuinness announces his passing after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on October 5, 2019, at the age of 66. John was born on April 14, 1953 in Vancouver, BC and has since resided in Kelowna, BC since 1969. John will forever be lovingly remembered by his children Shyla (J.J.) and Brady (Ashley); as well as his grandchildren Milo and West. John will also be fondly remembered by his brothers Bob, Pat, and Fred (Kathy); and nephews and nieces Angelina, Lisa (Jason), Mike (Julie), Matt (Leah), and Jacob; as well as many extended family members. John is predeceased by his sister Kathleen Simmons; mother Anne McGuinness and father John McGuinness; and niece Sevanah Burke.

John will always be remembered for his endless devotion to his family and the many laughs he has given to all who knew him with his impeccable wit and humour.

A Funeral Service in memory of John will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Prostate Cancer Canada, www.prostatecancer.ca.

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Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for McGUINNESS, John Brian is scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2019 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


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  • Gerry O’Riordan says:

    Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. My heartfelt condolences

  • Patsy O'Riordan Cassady says:

    So sad to hear of Johnny’s passing. So many fond memories of great & fun times spent together as kids. Always looked
    looked forward to the McGuinness’s summer visits to Camrose & our road trips to Kelowna & Vancouver. Condolences to his family and to his brothers Freddie, Patrick & Bobby.
    Much love,
    Patsy O’Riordan

  • Meggan says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of John. Many fond childhood memories with him.

  • Beverley O'Riordan says:

    Fond remembrances of Johnny. First met him when he was 5 years old when his Uncle Jim and I stopped in to visit while on our honeymoon. His visits to Camrose are fondly remembered by all his cousins and remaining two aunts.
    Rest in peace dear Johnny.
    Your Auntie Bev

  • Teresa Lynn O'Riordan says:

    Sending my love and prayers to the family. I too will hold dear his smiling eyes, ready smile and booming laugh. I will light a candle along Camino in his memory on Oct 18.

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