John PARK

John Douglas Park passed away peacefully October 8, 2009 in Oliver, BC at 88. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Jack graduated from the University of Alberta and served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Navy during World War II. A lawyer and partner in Milner Steer, he pioneered the firm’s early oil and gas practice in Calgary. He also served with the national executive of the John Howard Society. He and his wonderful wife Edith spent many happy retirement years in their orchard in Summerland in the Okanagan Valley, as well as travelling in Europe and Japan. Predeceased by Edith (nee Fleming) in 2003, he carried on admirably until failing health caught up with him. He will be remembered with great affection by his children Anne Park Shannon of Victoria, John (Denise Kitson) of Summerland, and Bob (Brita) of Oliver, his grandsons Brian and Andrew, and members of the extended Park, Kitson and Mundel families. A lover of gardens and history; bright mind, glad heart, generous spirit.