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Date of Passing: May 18, 2012

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JOHN DEGELMAN It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of John Degelman on May 18, 2012 in Kelowna, BC. John was born in South Transcona, MB. During the Second World War, he joined the RCAF and became an air traffic controller. When the war ended, he stayed in the RCAF until he retired, then moved with his family to Kelowna, BC. John was a talented musician, played his accordion in many bands for parties, school dances and more recently played with the Kelowna Accordion Club. John is lovingly remembered by his wife Ruby (nee Hillworth), two daughters Sharon Roberts (Brian), Judi Daudrich (Dave), grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, brother Leo Degelman and wife Dodie and numerous nieces and nephews.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 02, 2012

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. We have many fond memories of card games at Winnitoba with Mom & Dad and Johns accordion playing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne, Mary & family - Posted by: Wayne Sutherland (Friend) on: Jun 25, 2012

  • Just wanted to let Ruby know the Hadder kids, Gail Dell and Janet, send our prayers to you and the family. We will always remember the great card games and accordian music which was shared on Halliday Bay. Lots of good music can be heard coming from heaven now Johnny has joined the band, mom and dad are probably dancing. Lots of love from Winnipeg - Posted by: Janet Ploegman nee Hadder (Parents were best friends with Johnny and Ruby) on: Jun 03, 2012

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