We Remember

WIEBE, John (Jack) Peter

August 21, 1921 — April 6, 2016

Major, retired

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack, who slipped away peacefully on the eve of April 6, 2016 at the age of 94 years.

Jack’s final journey was the very one he feared the most. It took two years for the ravages of dementia to run its course, but Jack’s prayers were finally answered. According to his wishes, he can now be reunited with his beloved wife Martha, who predeceased him by some ten years.

Jack enjoyed a rich and fulfilling life. He immigrated to Canada from Russia in 1929. He grew up and went to school in Minnedosa, Manitoba. He served in the military and saw action in France during the allied invasion of WWII. He married the love of his life in 1943.  His military career as a Civil Engineer spanned some 27 years. Afterward, Jack enjoyed a career in public service before retiring in 1982.  Both he and Martha came to Kelowna that year to be closer to family. An avid golfer, Jack was 71 years old when he shot his first hole-in-one. A mere three weeks later, he would ace another one!

Jack will be missed by his sons David and Ron, brother Peter, grandchildren Marlena, Sarah, Sailaica and Kaylan, his loving companion Marjorie along with extended family and his many friends in Kelowna and elsewhere across the country.

The family extends their sincerest gratitude to the caring and compassionate staff at the Village at Smith Creek who ensured that Jack’s final journey was as comfortable as could be. Thank-you.

A celebration of Jack’s life will take place at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 271 Snowsell Street, Kelowna, BC, on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with reception and light lunch to follow; interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:30 pm.   For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

St. David's Presbyterian Church

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