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MENZIES, John (Jack) Cleveland

March 30, 1941 — March 31, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jack Menzies announce the passing of their husband, father, uncle, brother and brother-in-law in Kelowna, BC on March 31, 2014 at the age of 73.  Jack is lovingly remembered by his soul mate and wife, Lee Menzies, daughters and daddy’s girls: Erin Podmorow and Kelly Bedford, his son-in-laws Tom Podmorow and Jason Bedford, grandchildren: Kylah Podmorow, Quinn Podmorow and Leyton Bedford, who were the absolute joys of his life.  He also leaves behind his brother Dave Menzies, sister-in-law Brenda Ingwersen, (Ron), sister-in-law Margretta Murney, and his nieces and nephews who were all special to Uncle Jack.  He was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Maude Menzies, brother Robert Menzies, sister Lois Kerr, brother-in-law Jim Kerr and nephew Allen Menzies.  Jack was born in Nokomis, SK and was raised on a farm in Semans, SK.  He worked as a plumber in his early career, then as a mechanic and truck driver for Kelowna Ready Mix for over 30 years.  He was truly a “Jack of all trades”.  If you needed something fixed, modified, built, anything, he was your man.  Over his life he touched many people and became friends with all he met.  He leaves many friends behind to mourn his loss, especially his “little buddy” and best friend Mark Laurie (Dianne).  He was a family man who taught us love and respect and to always have a good laugh at yourself.  His funny stories and hearty laugh will be missed and remembered forever.  Special thanks to the staff at KGH (ER, ICU, 4W, 3E), Dr. Ketch, Dr. Sarbit, Work Safe BC (Barry Ennis) and We Care or all of their support.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either www.areafund.ca (Asbestos Related Research Education and Advocacy Fund) or to the KGH Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The service for MENZIES, John (Jack) Cleveland is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • James and Kathy Litke says:

    With our heartfelt love and sympathy to you Lee, Erin, Kelly and families. He was a special guy. May your memories comfort you – love James, Kathy and Taya

  • sheri keller says:

    Lee – We are really sorry to hear about Jack passing away. We really enjoyed are visits together at Kees and Lorie’s – Even though we met you through Kees and Lorie – we both felt like we had been friends for years. You both are so friendly to everyone you meet. He surely will be missed dearly.
    Jim and Sheri Keller

  • Margaret Froese says:

    I have had an uneasy feeling for the last three days every time I drive by your place and when I saw Jack’s obituary in the paper it confirmed what I was feeling. My deepest sympathies to you Lee and your family during this very sorrowful time. You both made us feel welcome when we moved in here and I know John enjoyed his little chats with Jack and appreciated his help with some of his little projects. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  • Armando and Annelies Ferreira says:

    Lee, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    We wish you lots of strength through these trying times.

  • Kay Morrison (Pam's sister) says:

    Lee-_I’m so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.My heartfelt thoughts, and prayers to you and your family at this time

  • Art & Anne Huys says:

    Lee& family we are so sorry & at a loss of what to say- you will miss him so much . He truly was a wonderful man . Always enjoyed our visits . Such a sad time – our thoughts & prayers are with you all

  • jack and Peggie gares says:

    Our hearts and souls are with all of you at this difficult time! May God speed healing of your souls! We wish everyone best wishes and take care of each other!

  • Eilis Courtney says:

    Erin, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of you, your mum, sister and all your family. I made a small donation to the Area Fund in memory of your dad. May he rest in peace but in your hearts forever.

  • Laura Beaudoin says:

    Dear Lee – so sorry to hear the news about your Jack. My sincere condolences to you, your girls and their families.

  • Sherry & Mike says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for all your family at this time. I will always remember his big hugs and his smile that would light a room.

  • Bill and Rose says:

    Dear Lee and Girls

    We’re so sorry about to hear about Jack. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers in this time of need.

    With Warmth
    Bill & Rose Baggett

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