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TAKOFF, Graham Joseph

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Graham passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2013 after his six year struggle with Alzheimer Disease. He is survived by his loving wife Jane (nee Kerry), son Brian (Laurie), daughter Maureen, granddaughter Evelynn, brother in-law and sister in-law Bill and Betty Anne Greenwood, extended family and numerous brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces in BC, Alberta, and Ontario. He is sadly predeceased by his eldest son Michael. Born and raised in Toronto, Graham joined the Navy at the age of 18, where he met his beautiful wife to be Jane. He then worked for Marconi in Northern Canada on the DEW line, for Household Finance, and eventually became the owner and publisher of the Kelowna Capital News until he retired in 1993. Graham was a respected and well liked businessman, a long-time member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, an active member of the Kelowna Club, and an avid skier at Big White. He was a founding sponsor and promoter of the Black Mountain Rodeo, loved playing pool, and he even tried his hand at gold prospecting. Graham was a fun loving, kind, and generous man who had a positive impact on many people and organizations in the Kelowna area. The best husband, dad, and grandpa in the world has left his family and friends with many happy memories and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Capri – Main Ballroom.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Graham Takoff to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, North/Central Okanagan 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6P6.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

Capri Hotel - Main Ballroom

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Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, North/Central Okanagan 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6P6.


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The service for TAKOFF, Graham Joseph is scheduled for A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Capri Hotel - Main Ballroom

1171 Harvey Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • mark whittle says:

    Very sorry to here of your husband and father passing.He was a great guy. I spent many games of golf and Tuesday nights with him.

  • Sarah Sampson says:

    You will be deeply missed Uncle Graham. I will always remember the fantastic time Mom & I had visiting you and Aunt Jane in the summer. Love you always. Sarah Sampson (Brigden)

  • rosanne ryder says:

    jane and maureen.
    i am so sorry to hear of graham’s passing. my thoughts and love are with you in this time of sorrow.

  • Margaret Takoff says:

    My love and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow

    • Larry Langton says:

      I’m sorry…my thoughts and prayers are with the family.Graham was a good,hard working man.
      Rest in Peace Graham

  • Colleen Ryan says:

    Our Condolences, Shelley and mine, to the family. Thank you for sharing Graham with us. He will be missed, here as well.
    Blessings, love and a big hug to all.
    Shelley and Colleen VMC

  • Deloras Schierbeck says:

    Sorry to hear of Graham’s passing. Many good memories of working for him and Mr . Kerry in the 70s. He was a good teacher: started my new job with a full page People’s Food Market ad (maybe it was two) I worked on that thing in my sleep for the whole week. Took that knowledge when we bought our own weekly paper in Alberta.

  • Alexandra Carriere & Cyril Bubar says:

    To the Takoff family,
    Brian we are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We know your dad had a hard struggle at the end of his life and our condolences go out to you and all your family, we are thinking of you, Alex and Cyril from Joe Rich.

  • Peggy Sidbeck says:

    My sincere condolences at the lost of a very special person. I learned a lot from him in the many years I’ve known him, and shared many, many fun times. RIP Graham.

  • Roger/Erika O'Reilly and Heinz Koetz says:

    Dear Jane and family. Our condolences to all of you. I know Graham will be missed. His memories will live forever in your hearts!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. xoxo

  • Grant Shirreff says:

    I was very sorry to read of Graham’s passing. He was a mentor to me in so many ways. I will always miss our many “in depth” conversations which would have fixed all of the world’s problems. I give my deep sympathy to Jane and Graham’s family.

  • Sandy Andrews says:

    To Jane, Maureen, Brian and Family;
    My sincerest condolences and most heartfelt wishes to you all during this sad and difficult time. Graham was a wonderful man in so many ways and will be missed, clearly, by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today, and in the many days / months / years to come. Sincerely,

  • Muriel & June says:

    Dear Jane and family

    So sorry to hear of your loss – our
    thoughts and condolences are with you.

  • Muriel & June says:

    Dear Jane & family

    Sorry for your loss-our thoughts and
    condolences are with you and yours.
    Remember the good times!

  • Michele Takoff says:

    I felt a special connection to Uncle Graham growing up despite the distance. I have some wonderful memories of visiting when I was about 10 and getting stuck up at Big White with Graham and my Dad (Ian) after a day of skiing and having my first cheese fondue! I also remember him meeting us at the airport in a limo! I always loved his sense of humour…

    My thoughts are with you Jane, Maureen, Brian, Laurie and Evelynn.

  • Jennifer Jones says:

    My sincerest condolencres to you all at this very sad time. I worked for Graham at the Capital News in the early 80’s and a he was great boss and a truly kind hearted, funny person. He will be missed by so many. Take care – Jennifer

  • Larry and Dolly Doyle says:

    Dear Jane , Maureen and family. We aer so sorry to hear of Graham’s passing. We were happy to have met him and have such nice chats with him while he was working in your yard. May your wonderful memories help to comfort you at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayes are with you. Sincerely. Dolly and Larry Doyle

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