John Melburn Truscott of Hat Creek passed away suddenly on March 5th, 2023 at 4 pm while puttering on his farm.
John was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC but moved to Cache Creek as soon as he could. There he made lifelong friendships most importantly with Gordon Kolcun, later meeting Gordon's sister Candy and her children Rob and Nikki. This was the beginning of their many great adventures. They lived in Sage and Sands trailer park next to Jim and Sue Mourad, with Omar and Najla.
John worked at Lornex mine until he found his way to the Department of Highways in Ashcroft, where he stayed for over 40 years. Weekends found them camping to various locations but their favorite was Cornwall Mountain. Soon they were able to rent a homestead known as the Wunday Ranch, from there they would picnic in a small field overlooking the spot where they created their own farm, Cornwall Hills Ranch from 1978 until present. Becky joined the family in 1980 and the farm was always home base for holidays and events.
Since retirement in 2015, John enjoyed tidying and organizing the farm, keeping things in tip-top shape, and preparing for the next winter, the man loved to get firewood. He had many bonus kids that loved him dearly. John loved being outdoors, he was an avid hunter with fond memories of the Gang Ranch hunting trips. John loved his country music and dancing, often sweeping Candy up for dance around the kitchen when Johnny Reid's "Darlin" came on the radio.
John was predeceased by his brother Raymond, father Jack, mother Dorothy, sister Jackie, sister Margaret, mother in law Betty, father in law Clarence, good friend and brother in law Gordon and Gordon’s wife, Rhonda.
John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Candy, son Rob (Sherry) of Halifax, daughter Nikki (Jodie) of Kamloops, daughter Becky (Melissa) of Hat Creek, bonus daughter Najla (Al) of Cache Creek, Grandchildren; Adam and Tara-Lynn (Halifax) Tori and Cheyenne (Kamloops, Calgary) Shelby and Rylan (Kamloops) Great Grandchildren; Reilly and Hallie (Halifax), Brother-in-law Adolfo, Brothers; Bob, James, Mitch (Katy), Lloyd (Jacquie), Phillip (Ellen) plus loads of nieces and nephews with memories of Uncle John and his farm. John also thrived with his Mountain Family of amazing neighbors for over 47 years and his crews on the roads.
The family wishes to thank the BC Ambulance services, RCMP, Thompson Valley Funeral Home, and neighbors Dale and Tara for their response and support in our time of need. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna, who looked after our families when needed.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 PM April 22nd, Cache Creek Community Hall.
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