John E. Wenlock

John E. Wenlock

May 9, 1929 – February 1, 2015

Born May 9, 1929 in Chu Chua, B.C., passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on February 1, 2015. Survived by his loving wife Helen, and children: John Greg Wenlock (Lynda), Jerry Wenlock, and Suzanne; Aunt Caroline Fortier and Uncle Allen Williams, Langdon family – Lea, Howard, Gail, Terry, Bruce; grandchildren: Jayne, Johanna, and John Wenlock, numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Predeceased by his parents: Jack Wenlock and Josephine (Pina) (Fortier) Wenlock, first wife Bertha Matthew, sister Judy Malachowski, brother Harold Wenlock and son James (Jimbo) Wenlock

John was fluent in Secwepemcstin and knew the history of Chu Chua; a very talented musician and could play any instrument and sing and yodel (sounded just like Hank Williams Sr. and other great musicians) – worked with BC Forestry Services at the Baldy Lookout and the Adams Lake Lumber Sawmill at Chase. He grew up in Chu Chua at the old farmhouse and later on moved to Chase. One of his favourite pastimes was watching TV, especially the Young and Restless to see what they were up to.

While working at the lookout a grizzly bear came one day and tried to get into the cabin and John hit it on the head with a frying pan and it ran away.

No services upon request. A celebration of life and cremains burial will be held later in the Spring.


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