John (Jack) Roche

Roche, John (Jack) Wesley

March 18th, 1928 –

January 15th, 2009


Jack passed away in the afternoon of January 15th, 2009 at the St. John’s Hospital in Vanderhoof, BC.

He is survived by his wife Alice, son Kenneth Roche (Tracy) and daughter Lynda (Lynn) Semkiw, Stepson Blaine VanKoughnett (Elaine), Stepdaughters Mavis Snyder (Brian) and Bonnie Elliot. 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by his son Clifford Roche, son in-law Ernie Semkiw and grandson Clay Semkiw.

Jack’s love was his family, friends, music, fishing and camping. He spent over 30 years in the Vanderhoof Fire Department where he retired in 1993.

His love of life and sense of humour will be sadly missed.


We will miss you always.

Love the family.