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John V. Reibin

July 14, 1933 - May 18, 2017


John V. Reibin

July 14, 1933

– May 18, 2017

John V. Reibin of Castlegar

B.C. passed away peacefully at

home on May 18, 2017 at the

age of 83 with his family at his


John was born in Shoreacres B.C. on July 14, 1933 to

Peter and Irene Reibin. He married Lorna Koftinoff

on June 30, 1951.

He is survived by his wife Lorna, daughter Gail

from Connecticut, son Dan and his wife Gloria

from Nelson and 4 grandchildren; Ellissa from New

Hampshire, Katherine from New York City, Brad

from Kelowna and Jeff and his wife Vanessa from

Salmon Arm.

John worked in the lumber industry his entire career,

starting on the green chain and working his way up to

sawmill manager. John and Lorna spent 4 years living

and working in Central America.

John enjoyed spending time with his family, travelling,

fishing, gardening, and spending summer days

enjoying their place on the lake at Deer Park. He

enjoyed working with his hands and was an amazing

handyman who could fix anything. He was always

more than willing to lend a helping hand to family,

friends and neighbors.

John was active in church and enjoyed volunteering

and participating in church functions.

A private funeral service was held on May 25, 2017 at

the Thompson Funeral Home in Nelson followed by

interment at the Nelson Cemetery.

After the burial a Celebration of John’s Life took place

at the Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend

Lorna & family, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joey Gatchell

From: Annette Ball
Relation: Family Friends

Lorna .Gail and Dan and Famlies
Hugs and prayers from Annette Ball and Family
Bill Zieverink

From: Janet, David and Tom Koftinoff and children.
Relation: Our Uncle

I would like to send our deepest sympathy to our Aunt Lorna and family.

From: Margaret Hendry (Malakoff)

My heart goes out to all on the recent passing of a husband, father and grandfather. May happy memories you shared keep him in your hearts always. Take care of each other.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 25, 2017

A private funeral service was held on May 25, 2017 at

the Thompson Funeral Home in Nelson followed by

interment at the Nelson Cemetery.

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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