WADLEIGH, John Douglas
May 28, 1923 - July 22, 2019
John Douglas Wadleigh passed away peacefully on July 22nd at the age of 96. John is survived by his loving wife Mary, three daughters; Cheryl (Harry) Ogloff, of Salmon Arm BC, Janet (Curt) Embleton, of Fort St John, BC, and Margaret (Michael) Oates of Captain Cook, Hawaii, five grandchildren; Nadya, Michael and Stephen Ogloff, Amanda Davey and Tessa Embleton-Cook and three great grandchildren; Taylor, Austin and Mackenna Rose. John was predeceased by his sister Doris and brother Bob.
John was born in Innisfail, Alberta on May 28, 1923. He lived in Calgary, during WWII joined the RCAF, became a pilot and served in Europe. After the War he graduated from UBC with a Civil Engineering Degree in Vancouver where he met and married Mary. He re-enlisted in the RCAF as a Construction Engineer serving throughout Canada and Europe. After retirement John and Mary resided in Kelowna. In his last year they moved to Salmon Arm as his health declined. John enjoyed Square Dancing with his wife and friends until his late 80
- Aug 06, 2019
Mary & family,
Condolences on your family's loss. John was a very kind man & we enjoyed him tremendously, we have many great memories of our families visiting on your deck in Kelowna. He will be missed and thought of fondly. Hugs to all.
Joan Westlake, Joanne Westlake & Jeannette McCoy
- Aug 03, 2019
Mary & Family. As part of the Square Dance World I can tell you John already has everyone up in heaven just having a ball and goofing off as usual. I am so sorry Mary for your deep loss and also your daughters and family. John was always smiling and laughing and teaching the new dancers all the bad habits he could. I thoroughly enjoyed dancing with him & Mary. When they moved to Salmon Arm I lost contact. My deepest Sympathy to all of you.
Lynda Bjalek, Westsyde Squares
- Aug 03, 2019
John was one the most intelligent friends I had at The Chateau. Condolences to Mary and family.
- Aug 02, 2019
Heartfelt condolence to Mary and families.
We always enjoyed our get togethers over the years, we will miss John with all our hearts.
Love and prayers for all the families.
Dave, Sandy & Brandon Kozak
- Aug 01, 2019
Mary & Family, John was a great neighbor. We lived across the street for many years and had great conversations.
Brian & Darlene Morris, Sorrento/White Lake, BC
- Jul 31, 2019
John was the sweetest man. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife Mary when they moved into the Okanagan Chateau. He was always smiling, always kind and loved his wife with all his heart.
RIP John, heaven is lucky to have you.
Hugs to Mary. I'm so sorry for your loss.
- Jul 30, 2019
Mary and family. John was a great friend and neighbour. We had the privilege of living next door to he and Mary for the last decade of the last century. Our sincere condolences.
Cheryl and Herb Irwin.