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Born: Feb 21, 1941
Date of Passing: May 16, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
February 21, 1941 - May 16, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Miklovic. John is survived by his wife of 57 years Irene (nee Gedeon) Miklovic, son George and his wife Joan, daughter Diana and her husband Joe. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Jonathan and Emily Miklovic and Arlo Holstead.
John was born on February 21, 1941 in Piestany Slovakia, predeceased by parents Cecile and Anton. John worked as a machinist in hospitals and hydroelectric power stations in Czechoslovakia prior to coming to Canada during the Prague Spring of 1968, where he had been an active supporter of democratic advancement. John spent the majority of his career in Canada at CN Railway and was an avid inventor and problem-solver, reimagining the manufacturing of train wheels, and held a patent related to other inventions.
John could build or fix almost anything; his yard was a testament to his and wife Irene's love of nature where they enjoyed their time gardening. He loved the outdoors and spending time in Grand Beach, Manitoba, where him and son George had built a family cabin where they enjoyed weekends and summers together. John also enjoyed playing mariash with old friends in the Slovak community and was a Night of Columbus for several decades.
John was a loving family man. He was especially proud of his grandchildren. He never seemed to tire when spending time with them, attending every game, horse show, and performance that he could. His family and friends will always remember him as a hardworking, social, active man who was deeply involved in the Slovak community in Winnipeg for the majority of his life.
A service will be held on Tuesday May 24, at 2:00, at Glen Lawn Funeral Home at 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John's life.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
My dear Irene and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on John’s passing. I have so many fond memories of or visits while we were Willow Point neighbours. - Posted by: Mary Ann (Breen) Rosenbloom (Former neighbour) on: May 23, 2022
Dear Irene and family My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear John he will be missed by many who knew him your friendship and his were special to us. Anne - Posted by: Anne Augustine (friend) on: May 21, 2022
My condolences go out to all of you, John's family. I am saddened to learn of your loss. You,Irene, have known two homelands with memories you shared with John.....a legacy to share with your children and grandchildren. You will have many wonderful memories over many years to bring you comfort in the days, weeks and years that lie ahead. In that way he will always be with you. Today I remember happy times we spent together , two families, on excursions to the beach, picnics at Bird's Hill Park, suppers together, Christmas Eves at the farm. Thinking of you in sympathy at this difficult time. Shirley Augustine. - Posted by: Shirley Augustine ("old" friend) on: May 21, 2022
John was the first to welcome me when I moved to Southdale. We shared a few bottles of vino, stories and laughs. And then there’s the snowblower races.. You’ll be missed, Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: Timm Slaney (Neighbor and Friend) on: May 21, 2022
Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Miklovic and Family. The Burr family (Nordale) - Posted by: Keith and Fran Burr (acquiantances) on: May 21, 2022
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