John Charles JEPSEN

The family of John Jepsen announce his passing July 15, 2014, after a long fought battle with cancer.

John was born in Brighton, Sussex, England and began his early schooling in Hayward Heath, Sussex. After the war the family moved to Canada, sailing on the Queen Mary. They arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June of 1946 and travelled by train across Canada to reside in Nelson, B C.

John was predeceased by his parents and son Norman (Laurie). Left with cherished memories are his extended family: twin brother: Tom (Trish and family), wife: Joan, sons from his first marriage to Iris Muirhead: Brian (Karien) & Bruce (Katie), Joan’s children: Julie (Venna), Cherie (Kevin), and John. His Grandchildren: Justin (Tasha), Cam, Lindsey, Jeff (Susan), Courtney (Brad), Ben (Shayna), Bethany (Tyler), Sam, Marissa, and Spencer. His precious Great Grandchildren: Brooke, Grace, Jack, Ellie, Adelyn, Willson, and Sebastian. His furry best friend, little Kobe.

A special thank you goes out to the Tseshaht First Nation for all their caring words, support and thoughtfulness throughout this journey. Kleco Kleco to you all. Also, a big thank you to special friends and relatives who were there to lend a hand, give encouragement and compassion, along with their prayers. To the terrific staff and volunteers at Ty Watson Hospice House, you are all so special and you truly create a family oriented atmosphere for every one, residents and guests.

A “Celebration of Life” to be held at Yates Funeral Chapel, July 25, 2014, at 1:30 pm. Reception to follow . No flowers by request. Donations may be made in John’s memory to Ty Watson Hospice or a Charity of your choice. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca