John Dudley (Jack) passed away on August 27th, 2003 at the age of 77, after a short courageous battle with cancer at the Kelowna General Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Alvina, of 54 years and his children; Debbie White (Steve) of Kelowna, Geoff (Karen) of Tsawwassen, David (Judy) of Langley, and Brian (Corinne) of Kamloops. He also leaves 12 grandchildren; Karen (Dwayne Hojnocki), Craig and Geoffrey White, John, Tyler and Dylan Flamank, Scott, Brittany and Andrea Flamank and Michael, Steven and Catherine Flamank and one great grandchild, Lane Hojnocki. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucille Cole.
Prior to joining the RCMP Jack served with Fleet Air (RAF) and the B.C. Provincial Police. He was a 35 year veteran of the RCMP. During his 21 year membership in the RCMP Veterans Association, he held the positions of director and Vice President.
His commitment to Community service began to take shape during his police service, through his activities in Boy Scouts, where he held positions of District Scout Master and Assistant Commissioner. During the last 34 years he was an active member of the International Association of Lions, holding positions ranging from Club President to Governor of District “H”. He was best known within the Lions and the RCMP Veterans Association for his “Sparkplug” approach to fund raising.
Recently, it was he that brought both organizations together to sponsor the RCMP Musical Ride in Kelowna and as a result over $20,000 in profit was realized and was turned back into his community to help the needy.
Jack was recently presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his community service.
The family would like to especially thank the staff and nurses of the 4th Floor at Kelowna General Hospital for their care and concern and a special thank you to Dr. Jan MacIntosh and Dr. Michael Delourme. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Southern Interior Cancer Center.
Memorial Service and reception was held at St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, corner of Sutherland Ave. and Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. on September 1st, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com