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Harry Baran

January 1, 1922 - May 9, 2015


After a brief illness, Harry Baran died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93, while surrounded by loving family.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Mary Baran, sister Anne Basaraba, and brothers Bill Baran and Nick Werbowy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Lilly Baran of Oliver B.C., son Jack (Jacquie) Baran of Toms Lake B.C., son Jim Baran of Kelowna B.C., daughter Nancy (Randy) Carswell of Prince George B.C., daughter June Snow (Les) Kobayashi of Kelowna B.C., 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brothers Walter (Helen) Baran, Mike Baran, Boris (Margaret) Baran, and sisters Nellie Betuek, Cassie (Morris) Jaud, Rose (John) Fletchl, and Stella (Ray) Scott.

Harry was a volunteer bible instructor with the JW organization, and an avid lifelong horseman and gardener.

A public service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday May 13, at the Oliver Kingdom Hall, 5692 Hwy 97, Oliver B.C.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Desert Valley Hospice Society in Oliver B.C.

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Thank you to Dr. Alan W. Ruddiman and all of the staff at the South Okanagan General Hospital.



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From: Larry Baran
Relation: He was "My Uncle Harry"

I extend my heart-felt condolences to my Aunt Lillian and my extended family, with the loss of ‘My Uncle Harry’.

For all my life, Uncle Harry was a part of my extended family … whether we actually got to see each other or not. I always knew that he was there.

I only get to BC to visit my Dad, your Uncle Mike, once or twice a year now because I work up in the NWT, but when we visit … either in person or by telephone … Dad would relate his most recent conversation about his best friend growing up.

Years ago, Dad wrote down some of memories about growing up in Manitoba & moving to BC. It was interesting to see how much of Dad’s life was inter-twined with his older brother, Harry. I know that my Dad will sincerely feel that there is truly “a period at the end of the sentence” now.

It was probably at the my Mom’s funeral, in 1999, when I last saw Uncle Harry. I was also reminded of my own mortality in seeing so many of my aunts & uncles, and how we were all getting older. I vividly remember one thing, though, & that was Uncle Harry’s broad smile. I remember, even as a toddler, that nothing pleased me more than to see that smile because I knew he was going to make me happy … with a kind comment, a fun joke, or just a pleasant visit. I have always assumed it was simply one of the special God-given gifts that only a few of us receive.

I know that you will miss your husband, your father, your grandfather, your great grandfather. But I also know that you will take comfort in the faith & knowledge you will again see him.

May our Heavenly Father bless & comfort you at this time,

Larry (& Janet) Baran
Vulcan, AB

From: R.R..
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in their life before they went to rest. My sincere condolences. – Revelation 21:4- Jw.Org

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 13, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Oliver Kingdom Hall of Jehovah''s Witnesses
5692 Hwy 97
Oliver, BC Canada

A public service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday May 13, at the Oliver Kingdom Hall, 5692 Hwy 97, Oliver B.C.

5692 Hwy 97
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
The Desert Valley Hospice Society, Po Box 1261, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Thank You Notice

Thank you to Dr. Alan W. Ruddiman and all of the staff at the South Okanagan General Hospital.

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