John Dawson French 1947 — 2018

John Dawson French

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of John Dawson French May 17,2018 .He fought a very courageous battle with cancer and we are happy to say he was still golfing on May 4. He died peacefully at home with his family by his side. He will be greatly  missed by his cherished wife Marjory, 3 daughters, Renee (Steve) Barrow, Dayton, Owen; Leah Faraday, Emily, Walter, Jacob, Derek and Lisha (Tim) Belliveau, Dawn and Garrett. His only sister Barb (Brian) Mulhern, along with nephew Trevor (Anita) Ely, Kirsten and Peter; niece

Andrea (Wayne) Ely, Keenan, and Tianna. He is also mourned by his mother in law Elinor White, brothers in law, sisters in law and many nephews and nieces. He had many friends that

were like family including Lois Androlick and her children.He is now with several friends having a beer including, Laura, Amy, Henry, Al, Stan,and many pulp mill buddies. John touched many lives and he will be remembered for his lasting smile and quick wit. Special thanks to great niece Vanessa White and our neighbour Sandi for their amazing assistance.Everyone who met John talks of his kind nature and huge smile, he will be missed by so many.

A few to mention are his co workers from Weyerhaeuser pulp mill, his ball team Ideal Brake and Muffler, his cherished friends from golf, his bowling buddies, his hockey pals from the blazer games, his wonderful neighbours at the Dorchester with special memories to Frank, Chuck, Chris, and Manny. John enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all of their activities and made many new friends while doing this.

Special thanks to Dr Proctor and the nurses on the eighth floor at RIH ,also  Dr Ben Anders and Tami Carvath for their care and compassion.In lieu of flowers, the family would really appreciate donations to the Kamloops SPCA, Marjorie Willoughby hospice or a charity of your choice in John’s name. There will be a celebration of John’s life on June 23rd ,2018 at 2:00 pm at the South Thompson Inn 3438 Shuswap Rd East.

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12 Tributes

  1. Dave & Joanne McDonn
    Posted May 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Our deepest condolences to the family at this time. Mark anything you need please ask we will be there in a minute

  2. Ruth&Jerome Thorne
    Posted May 22, 2018 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    our hearts are aching for you all. He was a special guy . . . always smiling. Take care of yourselves.

  3. Al & Linda Sarka
    Posted May 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    John’s smile lit up the whole room. Will surely miss him, our thoughts are with the family.

  4. Gail Seppala
    Posted May 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Our deepest and warmest thoughts and hugs to you and your family. John was a wonderful, kind and thoughtful man.
    Mike and Gail Seppala

  5. Sharon & Bill Sherma
    Posted May 23, 2018 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Marj , our thoughts , prayers and support are with you and the family every minute of every day. John was one of the best a very special , kind , gracious man. Take care.

  6. Les and Betty Ann
    Posted May 23, 2018 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    We knew John through golf at Eagle Point and Blazers hockey. A nicer man we never met. He was always friendly and had a smile on his face! We miss him.
    Deepest condolences to Marjory and the family.

  7. Jack McDonald
    Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Very sorry to hear this. I worked with John at Weyerhaeuser and enjoyed seeing and talking with him at Blazers’ games.
    My sincere condolences to the family.

  8. Mike & June Deegan
    Posted May 25, 2018 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Marj, Lisha, Tim, Dawn, Garrett, & to all of John’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this most difficult time! John will be truly missed by all that knew him.

  9. Mike & June Deegan
    Posted May 25, 2018 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Marj, Lisha, Tim, Dawn, Garrett, and to all of John’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this most difficult time. John will be truly missed, by all that knew him.

  10. Wayne Bernier
    Posted May 25, 2018 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    John was always one of the good guys. He genuinely cared about everyone else. He will be missed for sure. Our sympathy to you and your family.
    Wayne and Tracy Bernier

  11. Sharon
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear about John’s passing. Big hugs to you Marj

    Sharon and Laurine

  12. Ernie Gysel
    Posted July 2, 2018 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Marg and family; I want to express my condolences to all of you. John was one of the nicest persons I’ve ever met. I worked with him at the pulp mill and was a member of the ball team. He was always a positive and happy person. His passing is a great loss.

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