John Thomas Coffey

John Thomas Coffey

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing at home of John Coffey, on Saturday, September 1, 2012. 

He is survived by his loving wife Linda, daughters Erin (Peter) & Tanya, sisters Marsha (Ewart) & Debra (Dale) and brother Bob (Gisele), plus cousins, aunts & many friends.

John was a teacher at J.L. Jackson School for many years and after retirement a cornerstone for the Shuswap Trail Alliance and an avid gardener. 

A casual dress Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the Coffey family residence on Friday, September 7 from 2 pm – 4 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s memory to The Shuswap Trail Alliance, Box 1531, Salmon Arm, V1E 4P6, The Canadian Cancer Society, 111 Lakeshore Dr. N.E., Salmon Arm, V1E 2V7 or a charity of your choice. 

The family extends a huge thank you to family, friends, the medical community, Friends Abreast paddling team and so many others who have supported us through this difficult time.  Your kindness will never be forgotten. 

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