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John Joseph Strong

July 30, 1952 - May 8, 2021


It is with deep sadness that the family of John Strong announces his passing at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, at the age of 68, after a brief battle with cancer.

John grew up in Crawford Bay before moving to Kimberley, spending over 40 years there living and raising his family. Our dad was dreamer with many hobbies and interests. He loved anything involving the water, including swimming in his pool, driving his boat, and scuba diving. More than anything, though, he cherished his grandkids. We were so lucky, and grateful to be able to watch him be a grandpa.

John leaves behind his loving wife Heather, children Becky (Kyle), Megan (Jonathan) and AJ, his precious grandsons Devin, Asa and Wyatt, as well as his sisters Coralynn (Stuart) Smith, Sherri Strong and Kerri (Chucker) Dewar. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. John was predeceased by his parents Everett Sr and Josephine, and his brother Everett Jr.

At John’s request, a funeral service will not be held. His family would like to thank all of the hospital staff in both Cranbrook and Kelowna for caring for our dad in his final months.




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Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Donna & Ken Huisman
Relation: Friend

We are so very sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our deepest condolences to his family. We worked with John for many years at Fording. One thing I remember on our chats on the Drill was how very proud he was of his children and grandchildren…♥️ RIP John

From: Darlene Duerks
Relation: Friend from work

I am soo sorry for your loss, he was such fun to work with and I missed him when he retired.

From: Konrad and astrid Berkowski
Relation: Friend

Deep condolences to our friends
Sorry you lost John
Hugs and love

From: Lynne Luker
Relation: neighbours

Our deepest condolences from all of us in the Luker household. John made it known how very proud he was of his children and family and how much he adored his grandchildren, it showed in everything he did with them. We could hear the laughter and playing in the swimming pool in the evening hours of the summer months with his grandsons. John was a very kind hearted man who loved his family and I know he will be dearly missed by all.

From: Peter&Beth Ziemer

Sending our deepest condolences to you Heather and family. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and love

From: Sue Biggar
Relation: Friend

We are so sad to hear of John’s passing, out thoughts and love are with all the family, but in particular to Heather, Becky< Megan and AJ. WE have the fondest memories of John from our 2 trips to Canada. The quad biking up the Rockies that he took us on will long live as a precious time. We fondly remember him as a loving family man who thought the world of his grandchildren but was so proud of his children. We wish we could be with you at this time to give you hugs and share the tears. Sending much Aroha (love) to you all. Sue and Grant – New Zealand

From: Wayne Rayfuse
Relation: Cousin

Sorry to hear of John’s passing I wish we could have reconnected. I last saw John in 1970 went my family visited his parents in Crawford Bay I cherished that visit. I just reconnected with his sister Coralyn. Our thoughts are with his family.

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