March 11, 1929 – July 28, 2021
John Kenneth Apolzer passed away peacefully with his devoted wife by his side at the Penticton Regional Hospital.
He will be sadly missed by Loraine and their four children; Debbie DeLeeuw (Brent), Kari Zering (Gord), Gary Apolzer (Cindy) and Jo-Ann Apolzer (Gord Gill) along with eight grandchildren; Chad DeLeeuw (Amelia), Cam DeLeeuw (Tracey), Chelsey Mahaffy (Ryan), Blake Apolzer (Avalon), Brianna Grimm (Dylan), Brittany Henderson (Johnny), Cally Zering and Brandon Apolzer-Gill. Also leaving behind, 12 great-grandchildren.
After retiring in 1984 as an Electrical Foreman serving 37 years with the City of Penticton, John and Loraine enjoyed many trips down South in their motorhome visiting casinos and having good times socializing. These trips meant a lot to Johnny.
John always took great pride in his family, home and maintaining a beautiful yard.
He touched many hearts with his love of coaching baseball and fastball and “off to work” he would say every morning on his way to playing pool.
Enjoying many hours of strumming his guitar and singing along with family and friends while having picnics at Skaha Lake are things that made him very happy.
John will always be remembered for reciting his favorite poem to his family… “A Smile for You”, and for his happy demeanor, wit, and wisdom.
The following poem written by Debbie DeLeeuw…
DAD, although we didn’t say it often
We love you in so many ways
Want to thank you for all you’ve taught us
You made us who we are today
Things always perfect, so fussy about your yard
Will never forget your wittiness, you are such a card
Rest easy Dad, you deserve these peaceful days
Just don’t forget we love you so much
Again… in so many ways
Rest in Peace
As requested, there will be no service held.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the Penticton Regional Hospital.