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John Hovanes

May 27, 1929 - June 21, 2010


John Hovanes May 27, 1929 – June 21, 2010

On Monday June 21st, long time Oliver resident, Mr. John Hovanes passed away suddenly at the age of 81 years. Funeral Mass for the late John Hovanes was held on Saturday June 26th from Christ the King Catholic Church in Oliver at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura the celebrant. Interment followed in the Oliver cemetery with a reception held afterwards in the lower church hall.
Prayers were held on Friday evening June 25th at 7:00 p.m. from Christ the King Church.
John was predeceased by his first wife Lorraine Marie in 1976.
He will be lovingly remembered by his family including his wife Betty; daughter Betty; his sons Len, Ron and Blaine; step-children, Glen, Judy, Cheryl, Albert, Yvonne and Denise; nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; his brothers Mike, Leonard, Harvey and George and his sister Patricia.
John was an orchardist for some fifty years and still resided on
the original family farm north of town.
John was a Life member of the Knights of Columbus, The Elks Lodge and a member of
the Royal Canadian Legion.
He was an active member and lector at Christ the King Church for decades.
John was a Cub Scout leader for nine years and for many years he volunteered as a canvasser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
John loved to play cards, travel and spend time with family.
Donations gratefully accepted in John’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.
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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service.


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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: Liz Cancela
Relation: Known for years

I am in so sorry to hear about Mr. Hovanes. I often think of John and Betty and wonder how they are doing. My heart and thoughts are with all the family during this time of loss. Bless you Betty…

From: Harold,Shirley Fleck & family
Relation: family

Dear Aunty Betty & family, There are just not enough words to express the loss of our dear Uncle Johnny. The world is a much darker place today and heaven just got a little brighter. He will be forever missed but always in our hearts. He was such a wonderful loving person and I will hold forever my memories of all the times we spent together and all the many happy times spent on the orchard, including the time Betty & I got heat stroke. Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You all have a new guardian angel watching over you. I deeply will miss my Uncle Johnny.

From: Oliver Royal Purple Lodge# 63
Relation: He was a member of the Oliver Elks

Words will never begin to express the sorrow we feel for you and your family. Be assured of our loving support and caring thoughts.
With love and sympathy. The ladies of the Oliver Royal Purple Lodge # 63

From: Corry Zappey and Liz Kocsis
Relation: Friend and Lodge member

Betty our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed by all who knew John. With our deeepest sympathy.

From: Adrian and Annie Zandvliet
Relation: from the Elks and Royal Purple

Dear Betty and Family
John will be missed by all at the Elks Lodge.
The service was very nice today and it was nice to see everyone.
Betty hang in there and we are here for you just call when ever you need to talk Love Adrian and Annie

From: Ann Foltyn (Nunes)
Relation: Went to school with Ron

Dear Ron and Family, So sorry to hear the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 26, 2010
Beginning at 11:00am

Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura at 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 26, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC. Interment & committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception in the church lower hall will follow the interment.

35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0


Date & Time:
June 25, 2010
Beginning at 7:00pm

Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Prayers will be recited by Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura at 7:00 P.M. Friday June 25, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church.

35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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