On December 23, 2016 John Kirkland Noël Kamloops, BC passed away peacefully with his family by his side and in his heart. John was born on August 19, 1933 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He married Deloris in 1956 in Saskatoon, Sask., where they lived until 1965 at which time they moved to Kamloops, BC. John started working for the City of Kamloops shortly after they moved to Kamloops and continued his long career working in road construction department until his retirement in 1995. He was well respected by his crew and coworkers whom always have kind words to say about John.
John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Deloris, sons Leslie (Lonnie) and Terry (Karen); grandchildren Lindsay O’Hearn (Sean), Stephanie (Andrew), Brett, Jonathan, Brooklyn, Cassidy, Nicole and precious little great grandchildren Madison and Peyton O’Hearn. He is also survived by his sister Lucille and brother Bert (Dot) from Corner Brook and many other relatives and friends in Newfoundland, Saskatoon and Kamloops.
Predeceased by his parents Mary and Emile Noël; brothers: Marcel, Valmore, Emile; sisters: Simone Campbell, Peggy Sparrow, Marcheta Dunphy, all from Newfoundland, as well as other relatives and friends from Newfoundland, Saskatoon and Kamloops.
John enjoyed playing baseball in his younger days on the Katts ball team, fishing at Badger Lake and listening to his Newfie tunes! We will never forget how fun it was listening to his many stories of his life back home in Newfoundland….”Stay where you’re at and I’ll come where you’re to”…..he would say this with a big smile on his face and a little chuckle too!
John was a quiet man of few words and chose his words wisely. He was a wonderful and kind husband, father and grandfather “papa” and great grandfather and he will be dearly missed by all of us; especially his crazy dog “Padro”.
The family would like to especially thank their Aunties Shelley Capostinsky and Alice Haugen for their love and support over the last year and for always being there when we need them. Also thank you to the doctors and nurses at RIH and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation in memory of John would be greatly appreciated. There will be no service at this time. Condolences may be sent to family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences