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May 14, 2007


December 1, 1938 -

May 14, 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Doskoch at Nanaimo General Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by wife Marie, daughter Donna (Mark), grandchildren Brandon, Katie and Daniel, son Ken, stepdaughter Mannon (Daniel), grandchildren Laurent and David, sisters Olga, Anne and Iris and brother Alex.

Born and raised in Manitoba, John moved his family to the Island in 1973. He worked for the BC Government for 25 years before retiring and moving to Nanaimo. He and Marie enjoyed the last seven years traveling across

Canada and the States in their motor home and camping with their grandchildren. John was always there with a smile and took great joy in helping anyone who needed it. He could build or fix anything. He will be remembered most for his kind and generous heart.

Special thanks to the staff of the Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit and the Hospice Society for their excellent care and support. A very special thank you to Cavell who was always there for John and his family in their time of need.

A Memorial Service was held on June 24th at 2:00 pm at Trinity United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sands ~ Nanaimo