August 23, 1938 – July 30, 2022
John’s family was profoundly saddened to say good-bye to him on July 30, 2022. John, 83,passed away peacefully at Heron Grove long term care facility in Vernon, BC.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Diane; children David (Devona) of Bragg Creek, AB, Christie (Jack) of Vernon, BC, and Kimber of Edmonton, AB; stepdaughters Cheryl (Tyler) of Penticton, BC and Barb of Norman Wells, NT; and grandchildren Christopher (Amanda) of Calgary, AB, and Sheri of Bragg Creek AB. John was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Emily; first wife, Lan; and two brothers, Mervyn and Lorne.
John was raised in Minaki, ON, and as a young adult moved to Grande Prairie, AB to work with the Alberta Government Telephone company. He remained in Grande Prairie for many years where he and Lan raised their family. John worked the majority of his career with Weyerhaeuser Company where he held several positions at the GP pulp mill and sawmill until his retirement. He and his wife Diane moved to Vernon in 2010 to enjoy their retirement years. John always enjoyed celebrations and special occasions with his family.
John’s lifetime passion was building radio-controlled model airplanes, which he exceled at! He was the President of the Aero Modellers Club of Grande Prairie for 20 years, and was in his element in his workshop or at the flying field. John was a natural craftsman who loved construction projects, large and small.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude and thanks to Dr. Pienaar and also the amazing staff at Cottage 6 of Heron Grove for their continuous, caring support.
In accordance with John’s wishes, no funeral service will take place. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.
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