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John Davis

January 10, 1925 - April 9, 2010


On Friday April 9th, at the age of 85 years, Mr. John Curry Davis of Oliver passed away at Sunnybank Centre, surrounded by his family.
He was predeceased by his newborn son Christopher in 1945, his brother Jimmy in 1948, his father Christopher in 1957, newborn son John in 1958
and his mother Ruth in 1999.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family including his devoted wife Elizabeth. Daughters; Lillian (Don Shippit), Pamela Blacklock,
Kathleen (Gerald MacDonald) and Donna (Kirby Balfour).
Grandchildren include Dean, Glen, Deanna, Sherri, Lori, Shannon, Tracy, Wade, Joel and Alex as well as seventeen great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Christopher Maynard (Rachel) Davis and Donald Davis as well as his sister
Ruth (Doug Campbell) and extended family.
John was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on January 10, 1925.
He was a pioneer in the lumber industry. John spent over forty years at various sawmill operations throughout the Okanagan and Northern Interior of British Columbia. He was in a management position for over thirty years at several mills including Oliver Sawmills, Northwood and West Fraser.
His memberships included the Naturalist Club and the Cross Country Ski Club.
John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and cross country skiing.
He also volunteered his time placing many Bluebird feeders in the region.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 14th at 11:00 a.m. from Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel.
Donations gratefully accepted to Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jim MacNaughton
Relation: former employee and friend

Dear Lillian and Don, it has been a long time since I worked for your Dad at Northwood mills and probably just as long since our generation went to school together. Over the years between Lillian at the hospital and Don on the fuel truck I have enjoyed your friendship. It is always tough to lose ones Dad and we have that in common as well- may time allow you to heal and to remember all of the great things that John meant to all of you- he was a good man to work for and I have good memories of all our times together- love to all from Cape Breton- Jim Mac Naughton

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 14, 2010
Beginning at 11:00am

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel
34505 - 89th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday April 14th at the Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel, 34505 – 89th Street, Oliver, BC. Urn interment & committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception at the Christ the King Church lower hall will follow the interment.

34505 - 89th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
Sunnybank Centre,
R.R. # 3, 36657 – 79th Street,
Oliver, BC  V0H 1T0
the Diabetic Association,
1589  Sutherland Ave.,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7


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