Manifold, John Edward

October 12, 1950 – April 26, 2017
at the age of 66 years
Johnny was born October 12, 1950 in North Vancouver, BC to Janet and William Manifold. John left us April 26, 2017, aged 66, in Salmon Arm, BC.
Gone before him were his brother Donny, father William and his mother Janet.
Johnny leaves the love-of-his life Patricia; son Marty; daughter Sandy (Blaine); stepchildren Candice, Matthew (Kim) and Christien (Robyn); grandchildren Astrid, Carson, Wyatt, Nate, Zach, Avie, Hayden, Ryder, Silas and Ella. He also leaves brothers Billy (Jean) and Robbie; sisters Barbara (Randy) and Dianne; and several nieces and nephews.
John, after high school, joined the military where he acquired his trade as an electrician. He moved from Surrey to Tappen when his family was young. He was recently a member of the Tappen/Sunnybrae Volunteer Fire Department.
John was definitely “one-of-a-kind”. He always found humour in every situation. It was a great way to cope with life. Whatever it was he managed to get through it by laughing at it and getting you to laugh. He took his fashion cues from no one—feeling “dressed to the nines” in his grey wool long john sweater and work boots.
Most of all, John lived for his time with family and friends; boating and playing on the Shuswap, adventures with is buddies riding their Harleys or hunting; trips with “his Patricia”—canoeing, kayaking, fishing, family camping, Happy Hour around the campfire, good food and watching grandchildren enjoy themselves. He was a kind, compassionate and helpful friend with an infectious laugh and whistle.
Many thanks to the “hands on” girls in Oncology at SLGH—Phyllis, Iris and Jean; our palliative care nurse Janine, our health care support team and first responders for their gentle care. Thanks also to our many wonderful, supportive friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held later this spring. In lieu of gifts or flowers a donation in John’s name to the Tappen/Sunnybrae Fire Department or Shuswap First Responders would be appreciated.
John had a wonderful life and thanks all who made it so.


  1. What a great man. He will be deeply missed. Taught me so much and brought us on so many beautiful adventures. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have known him and had the wonderful experience of Growing up since a very young girl. His brother Donny was my Godfather. I had the opportunity to grow up with his two awesome kids Sandy and Marty. Love you all. Till we meet again, rest in peace John

  2. We just heard yesterday of John’s passing. We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    We had so many good memories with John when they played on the Mitchel Auto then the name changed to Napa. So much fun camping and ball. He had the most infectious laugh. Rest in peace John.
    David & Jo Ann
    Hugs to you all

  3. Just read about John. My deepest condolences. John was a loyal customer of mine at Tappen Esso for many years. He will be sadly missed. Thinking of you all.

  4. Rest in Peace Johnny aka “INTAKE”

  5. Dear Patty and family, we were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Always enjoyed talking to him as he always had a smile and such a great outlook. Didn’t see much of him after you moved to “the other side”, but when we ran in to him it was if you never left. Thinking of you and yours.

  6. We will never forget “Wrong Way Johnny”. He was a good man and always made us laugh. So sorry for your loss. we are all fortunate to have known him. Hope to share a story or two at the celebration of life. Peace and love to Patty and his family.

  7. So sorry for your loss. We were so sad to hear but will always remember “Wrong Way Johnny”. he was a good man who always made us laugh! All the best to Patty and the family. Peace and love.

  8. I sure miss you Johnny I think of you everyday such a good brother I’ve been going to the lake every summer I’ve been dropping Donnie a bottle of tequila but I’ll drop you a bottle of wine John miss you all love you all

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