John LITWIN

It is with sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Litwin of Vernon, BC on April 21, 2007. John was born on July 25, 1925 in Ethelbert, Manitoba. He grew up on the family farm in rural Manitoba and headed east as a young man to cut cordwood in Ontario. However, he soon returned to the west, making British Columbia his home in 1952. He met his loving wife, Marie Mobbs, in 100 Mile House and they married on September 22, 1973. Together, they built a beautiful home on Horse Lake Road. John and Marie loved to fish and knew many of the good fishing spots throughout the Cariboo. They were also avid gardeners, growing many of their own vegetables and sharing them with family and friends. John enjoyed spending time with family and had fond memories of a reunion in Vancouver arranged by his sisters in 2001. John worked hard all his life and was a good provider for his family. He worked in the logging industry at a variety of different jobs. In his younger years, he was a faller in remote areas up the coast and in the Interior. In later years, he worked at local mills in the Cariboo, retiring from Weldwood in 100 Mile House in the late 1980s. During their retirement, John and Marie moved to the Okanagan and made their home in the Vernon area where they enjoyed the company of their friends at the Lumby OAP hall. Sadly, John was predeceased by his wife, Marie, sister, Olga Watt, and brother, Peter Litwin. John will be missed by his sisters, Mary Litwin of Las Vegas, Vicky Bier of Toronto and Lea Stubbs (Al) of Kamloops, his brother-in-law Ward Watt of Burnaby, his stepchildren Carol (Clifford) Thompson, Judy (Henk) van der Zwan, Ian Mobbs, Daniel (Sandy) Mobbs, his nephew, Joe Watt, and his nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.