We Remember

RONEY, Donald “John” J.

John Roney slipped away peacefully Tuesday morning, September 14, 2021, with his wife of 61 years, Patricia, and their dear friend & neighbour, Evie Hoyer, by his side.

John was born October 30, 1932, in Kingston and raised in Napanee, Ontario. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Patricia, their sons John and Lincoln (Lyne) and grandchildren Erin, Jonas (Rady), Chanelle (Michael), and Katelyn.

John’s memory will also be cherished by his in-laws, Alahree (Ed) and Walter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family members, and many special friends. John has been reunited with his parents Harry and Octavia, and his four siblings Vernon, Marian, James, and Minnie, who have gone before him.

John will be missed for his wonderful sense of humour, always armed with a joke; he had a remarkable ability to make anyone laugh. John will also be remembered for his strong sense of faith guiding him through life, making him the loving and caring man his family and friends knew him to be.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

PIease join us Monday, September 20th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2547 Hebert Rd, West Kelowna for an in-person private mass or join via Livestream either through YouTube: www.ololwestkelowna.com or Our Lady of Lourdes Parish West Kelowna Facebook Page.

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  • Adam Moore says:

    John was our friend and neighbor for the past 24 years who we could always depend on. We will miss his smile and humor and will always be in his debt for the help he gave us. Sincerely Adam, Nancy Moore

  • Anne Rogers says:

    Dear Pat,
    My condolences to you and your family.
    Anne Rogers

  • Kim and Carmel Hoyer and Family says:

    Pat and family, we are so sorry for the loss of John. We always enjoyed his jokes and his company. We send comfort and peace to you at this time. The Hoyers

  • Diane Bognar says:

    My condolences to the family of John. We met John at coffee in Walmart and he was a pleasure to sit with in our group. He was always so full of fun.

  • Mare says:

    I’m heartbroken. Uncle John ,to me, was bigger than life. I have so many memories of him in my life growing up. He brought fun to everything we did whether it was skiing in the mountains, or just hanging out on the back deck. He was even my main dance partner at my grade 12 graduation dance. We shared many deep conversations and even deeper laughs over the years. I’m sharing a photo of him with my daughter, Spencer. Even though the photo is not current, it captures the face I see when I remember my beloved Uncle John. Rest in peace, dear one, and I hope you are smiling down and having a rum and coke with my mom. I’ll never forget you and I’ll love you forever. ❤️

  • John and Lucille Serniak says:

    We are truly sorry for the passing of John . We share many good memories with John and Pat. May he Rest In Peace As always John and Lucille.

  • Sandra Phillips says:

    Dear Pat and family,
    So sorry to hear about John’s passing. We always enjoyed visits with your family. John was a bit of a character and could get everyone laughing. Our thoughts are with you. Take care.
    Sandra and Orest

  • Carol and Dave Harvey says:

    Dear Aunt Pat and family
    So sorry to hear about Uncle Johns passing. We have so many fond memories of Uncle John always brought so much happiness, fun and laughter to all our family get togethers . Rest In Peace Uncle John .
    Carol and Dave

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