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JOHN ROWLAND DUNNING

JOHN ROWLAND DUNNING

Born In: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Born: November 9th, 1913

Passed on: January 27th, 2013

JOHN ROWLAND DUNNING
John Rowland Dunning of Kamloops passed away on January 27, 2013 at 99 years of age.
He is survived by his loving wife Doreen, and children Joan Jennings of Kamloops, B.C., John (Jane Anne) Dunning of Surrey, B.C., grandchildren Shawna Watroba, Michael (Karen) Dunning, Shannon (Mike) Ayotte, great grandchildren Mathew and Ariel Watroba, Owen Ayotte, niece Jeannette (Harold) Nelson, nephew David (Silvia) Jaggers.
He was predeceased by his sister Annie (Harry) Jaggers and niece Eleanor (Rod) West.
John Dunning was born in Duncan, B.C. on November 9, 1913 and grew up with his sister Annie, on the family farm. He was proud of his Vancouver Island heritage, residing in Duncan for 50 years and Nanaimo for 42 years, only moving to Kamloops in 2006.
In 1942 he married Doreen Watson and this past July they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
During his professional life John worked as the electrical superintendent for Mayo Lumber Company. As well, he played an active role in community organizations such as Rotary and Power Squadron.
John's interest in ham radio began in childhood and persisted to the present day. He was very proud of "checking into the net" almost every night for the past 49 years. He was thrilled to become a member of the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club.
Our family has been blessed for several years with the caring and daily support for our father and husband from Bonnie Jesten and Lan Phung. Appreciation is also extended to Heather Murdoch for special outings and friendship. We also wish to thank High Country caregivers, especially Judy, Lynn, Chris, Jamie and Michelle. All have contributed so positively to Dad's quality of life.
A quiet family gathering will celebrate John's accomplishments, humour and devotion to his family over the past century.

Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral and
Cremation Services
250-554-2324

 

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