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John Reynolds

January 25, 1925 - April 28, 2014

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John Bell Reynolds of Osoyoos left us peacefully after a long battle with dementia with his loving wife Jean by his side and his favourite Bagpipe tunes playing him away at the age of 89 years.

He was predeceased by his father Robert, mother Rebecca, sister Ruby and brothers Daniel and Robert.

John will be fondly remembered by his loving wife of 63 years Jean, daughters Jeanne (Michael) and Karen (Darryl), son Rob (Kelly), grandchildren Katie, Jordan, Justin, Chantal, Jessica, Tyler and Sean (Brittany) and great-grandson Hunter.

John was born in Earington England, was raised in Muir Avonside and spent most of his younger years in the Falkirk, Scotland area.

John was a truck-driver in Scotland where he drove to the North of Scotland to pick up lumber. Driving those trucks was quite a challenge as there was no power steering or heating. In the winter he had to put candles along the dash to keep the windows clear.

In 1960 John and his wife and daughter immigrated to Canada to help his Uncle with his business. In 1972 he joined BC Ferries where he worked at Deas Dock until 1988 when he retired and moved up to Osoyoos with his wife Jean.

John enjoyed curling and golfing, playing in many Legion tournaments. He joined the Osoyoos Golf and Country when he retired, and enjoyed many good years practicing and perfecting his skills on the course.

John was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years and the Sons of Scotland when he lived in Richmond.

John played the bagpipes and enjoyed a wee dramm with his friends and was often called up to “Pipe the Haggis in” on Robbie Burns Night on January 25th which was also his birthday.

John will be deeply missed by his family and friends but we are sure he has found a good foursome to join, is taking his beloved little Sasha for a walk and is looking down on us and keeping watch over us.

No service by request. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in John’s memory to either The Alzheimer’s Society of BC or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44 or #173 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Our sincerest thank-you to Dr Kane and the wonderful staff at Mariposa Gardens for their warmth and compassion and for taking such good care of John during his time with them.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes and condolences may be directed to the Family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

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From: Dave and Karen Bradbury
Relation: Golf

Jean, please know that our thoughts are with you. Dave was a big fan
of John’s. As you remember they golfed together for quite a few years and Dave always, always respected John and his wit. He was a true gentleman.

From: Michelle adn Chad Quail
Relation: Neighbour

John was such a fun man, We would see him outside enjoying working on the yard, he would always stop and say hello and chat with us for a bit. You could tell that he had a great love for life If there is ever anything that we can do Jean, please just let us know. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

From: Ted & Miriam Cunningham
Relation: Golfing Partners

We read with great sadness of John’s passing.Ihad a tear in my eye as Miriam was reading about it.I (Ted) played golf with John and the two Bob’s for a number of years. My memory of John was, that he could sure
putt. We also had a few wee drams together.He was also a very nice man and a pleasure to play golf with.
Miriam and I send our sincere condolences to Jean and the Family.
Keep on rolling them in John.

From: Margaret-Anne Turner
Relation: Friend

Hello, Jean ..I send my sincere condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of John and will always. He and I shared a love for the skirl of the Great HIghland Bagpipe. I can hear them now thinking of him….All my love, Margaret-Anne Turner, Osoyoos

From: Rose-Anne Sole
Relation: friend

Hi Jean, I was talking to you at Bingo Fri. night and I wanted to send another sign of sympathy to you and the girls. We go back a long way with Rabbie Burns night and now I see you often at bingo.
Hugs and Love from Rose-Anne, your Royal Purple friend who works in the kitchen.

From: George and Pat Weninger
Relation: daughter's father-in-law

Our sympathies to you, Jean, and to your family. It was always a pleasure to see you and John! We will think of him up there, calling out ‘Fore’ in his strong Scottish brogue as he plays the best course of all!

From: Don & Judy Hickmott
Relation: son"s father-in-law

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Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in John’s memory to either The Alzheimer’s Society of BC or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44 or #173 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Our sincerest thank-you to Dr Kane and the wonderful staff at Mariposa Gardens for their warmth and compassion and for taking such good care of John during his time with them.

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