Felsterman, John Carroll

June 13, 1933 – November 6, 2023
at the age of 90 years:

              John passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the morning of Monday, November 6, 2023 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, British Columbia.

He will be remembered by his daughter, Lynn; granddaughter, Melissa; sister, Rose; as well as numerous relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Barbara; son, Warren; sister, Lorraine; brother, Arnold; brother, Bernhard; and his parents: Bernhard and Elizabeth.

John was born in Leroy, Saskatchewan on June 13, 1933, although he grew up in Glenella, Manitoba alongside his siblings.

In 1950, John and his family moved to Mission, British Columbia where he worked in construction alongside his father before eventually getting a job at BC Tel in 1954.

He met Barbara, the love of his love, soon after. The two wed on May 10, 1958 and went on to have two children: Warren and Lynn, which they raised in Chilliwack.

After his retirement, John and Barbara relocated with their daughter to the North Shuswap community in 1993.

John cared about his family and was a devoted grandfather to his only granddaughter; always proudly proclaiming that he spoiled her. He had a talent for woodworking, a passion for fishing, and had a knack for forging connections with just about anyone; something that was very apparent whenever he would go out for a coffee and end up finding someone to talk up a storm with.

The family would like to offer thanks to the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

A private service will be held at a later date.


  1. Rest in Peace John.

  2. We are so sorry about your Dad and Grandpa.I will really miss your dad as he always checked in on me about my surgeries that I went through. I can’t believe that he is really gone yet. he called me twice while I was in the hospitals. Once in Wpg. and then when they air flew me back to Bdn. and transferred me to the Neepawa hospital he called me once there two. Then he called me once I got home just that week before he passed away. He was a good cousin and I so am going to miss him.I just can’t believe all this. I lost three people this year that I was able to always talk to. Mom passed away on Oct. 4th and Oct. was so crazy. My nephew flew here with his 2 precious children, who lost his beautiful young wife to cancer in 2015 and left two children 4 and 7 years old. My niece also flew here from Vancouver as she is waiting for a kidney transplant. We buried mom on Oct.10 and I had surgery in Wpg. on Oct.20th. thanks to my sister and son, who stayed out and helped us before my surgery. Lynn and Melissa we love you both so much and if you have a service in the spring or summer we will come. Our prayers and thoughts are with you both.Love Linda and Harvey.

  3. Dear Lynn and Melissa, Thank you for keeping in touch with me. I’m so sorry for you loss and I know you will miss him greatly. He used to phone and chat with Wally and I and kept us up to date regarding our mutual friends. He was quite a talker with a good sense of humor. He will certainly be missed by everyone.

  4. Hi Lynn and Melissa. Once again our sincere condolences on the loss of John. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a fun loving man and sure enjoyed visiting with people. He loved family and sure enjoyed when anyone visited. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always fun to be around.
    We hope that your fond memories of him will help ease your heartache.. Thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. Lots of Love, Eugene and Sharon

  5. So sorry for your loss Lynn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and Melissa.

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