April 6, 1930 – December 27, 2015

We regret to announce the passing of John Kayer at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on December 27, 2015.

John was born in Vonda Saskatchewan on April 6, 1930. He was predeceased by his first wife Mildred and second wife Alwyn, one son Loyd, and his older brother Peter.

John is survived by his son Stephen, sisters, Katie Pollock of Saskatoon and Helen (Richard) Mierau of Langham, brothers Steve Kinch of Winnipeg, Nick Knihnicki of Surrey and William (Donna) Knihnicki of Saskatoon, as well as grandsons Jason and Christopher and their families.

John was employed at NOCA dairy from 1965 until his retirement in 1990. During those years at the dairy he was a loyal and dedicated member of the Teamsters Union, an organization that he was involved in long after his retirement.

Dad was a staunch supporter of equal rights and fair play for everybody. A kind and gentle man who was devoted to family and friends.

“Job well done Dad/Grandpa

Time to rest, you have earned it.”

A graveside service will be held Tuesday January 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Vernon, BC with Rev. Jane Bourcet officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at

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