MR. JOHN SMAHA passed away at Salmon Arm Hospital on Wednesday, December 25, 2002, at Ninety-six years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by wife Ann of Enderby; two sons Myron (Frances) and Eli all of Smithers; one daughter Kathy Iselmoe of Prince George; grandchildren Lorelei (Ryan), Shari (Brent) and Karrie; great-grandchildren Rylan, Lauven and Ali. Predeceased by parents, brothers Paul and Mike; sisters Anne and Mary. Born in the Ukraine on October 3, 1906, he came to Canada in 1924. He worked in the mine at Bienfiet, Saskatchewan until moving to the Grindrod area in 1928. He worked for his uncle Daniel Smaha on Stepney, and also worked in the orchards. In 1938 John worked for the CPR, bought the Bush farm in Grindrod and married Anne Malowany. They cleared the land, built their home and lived there until moving to Enderby in 1981 when John retired. He belonged to the Catholic Church and Farmers Institute, enjoyed gardening, cribbage, and meeting people. Prayers were held 7:30 p.m., Sunday, December 29, 2002, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial were celebrated 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2002, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Enderby. Father Ian Boyd, Officiating. Interment in family plot of Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in the care of Mountain View Funeral Home, 546-8294.

Vernon Morning Star

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