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Posted: May 18, 2021

Obituary of John Joseph Strong


JULY 30, 1952 – MAY 8, 2021

It is with deep sadness that the family of John Strong announces his passing at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, at the age of 68, after a brief battle with cancer.

John grew up in Crawford Bay before moving to Kimberley, spending over 40 years there living and raising his family. Our dad was dreamer with many hobbies and interests. He loved anything involving the water, including swimming in his pool, driving his boat, and scuba diving. More than anything, though, he cherished his grandkids. We were so lucky, and grateful to be able to watch him be a grandpa.

John leaves behind his loving wife Heather, children Becky (Kyle), Megan (Jonathan) and AJ, his precious grandsons Devin, Asa and Wyatt, as well as his sisters Coralynn (Stuart) Smith, Sherri Strong and Kerri (Chucker) Dewar. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. John was predeceased by his parents Everett Sr and Josephine, and his brother Everett Jr.

At John’s request, a funeral service will not be held. His family would like to thank all of the hospital staff in both Cranbrook and Kelowna for caring for our dad in his final months.


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