John was a very happy person who was kind and generous to a fault. He loved skiing and animals and was very true to his friends and family. He travelled to Italy as an exchange student in high school and that was a once in a lifetime chance for him. He touched many people’s hearts across the world and it is very sad and tragic that he is gone.
John is survived by his Golden family and his Kimberly family.
His Kimberley family is comprised of his father Scott Panattoni, stepmother Gina, and siblings Natalie, Robert, and Emily.
His Golden family is comprised of his mom, Yvonne Kostiuk/Panattoni, stepfather Daniel Kostiuk, siblings Alex and Leanna Kostiuk.
He has grandparents Sandi and Dave Dunne in Creston BC and Donna and Bryan Moyer in Golden BC. His Great grand mother Agnes Carlson of Kimberley BC is Yvonne’s grandmother. John’s Uncle David Dunne (Donita) and cousins Chantal and Brittany of Dawson Creek, his Aunt Debra Kostiuk(Dwayne) of Nanaimo, and Aunt Shawna DeGagne and cousins Colton, Connor Carson and Keaton DeGagne. He has numerous great aunts and uncles too many to name that cared for him very much. He came from a large and loving family.
There was a celebration of life in Kimberley October 9,2016. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Little Mittens in care of Karen Wilson at PO Box 2671 Golden BC V0A 1H0
His charming ways and smiling face
Are a pleasure to recall.
He had a kindly word for each,
And died beloved to all.