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Date of Passing: Feb 15, 2012

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JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM SPEIDEL Suddenly on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Seven Oaks Hospital, John Speidel died at the age of 53. He is survived by his mother, Audrey. and brother, Paul. John was predeceased by his father, Charles, in 2007. John turned a lifelong hobby of cartoon drawing and animation into a free-lance art career. He was a voracious reader, and was able to speak on a wide variety of topics. Later in life, during his father's illness, John was instrumental in allowing him to stay at home prior to his death. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street. Donations may be made to the Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation, 2300 McPhillips St. Winnipeg, MB R2V 3M3.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2012

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I just found out about John's passing. This has come as a complete shock. My days with John stem from our Rowrbrazzle days. I also had John and his brother, Paul, fly out to San Diego for San Diego Comic Con. Great times with the Speidel Brothers. I'm so sorry I missed this earlier John, Godspeed!! - Posted by: Jim Groat (Friend/co-artist) on: Apr 04, 2013

  • Very sad. I lost touch with John and just heard the news of his passing. John was a good friend and a fellow artist/cartoonist/animator and he was well respected in this field. John was also a very creative and diligent worker when he produced thousands of original compositions for my company to be used as Clipart in the industry. His work lives on as I still see it everywhere. God Bless. - Posted by: Derek Steele (Friend and former Emploter (Steele Studios)) on: Jun 08, 2012

  • John had a great wit, was a talented artist, and was one of the snappiest dressers I've ever known. You left us far too soon, my friend. - Posted by: Timothy Fay (Friend and Fellow Artist) on: Apr 29, 2012

  • Johnny, I never got to know you and now I never will. - Posted by: William Earl Haskell (Official Editor, Rowrbrazzle APA) on: Apr 06, 2012

  • I knew John through our shared membership in the Rowrbrazzle Amateur Press Association (a loosely knit group of cartoonists and writers with a shared interest in anthropomorphics) and his comic strips on the Spontoon Island websites. His "Kitty Malone" strips were so full of manic energy, I half-expected the characters to jump off the pages. He will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Steven F. Scharff (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2012

  • To Paul and Family We are so sad to hear of John's passing. Although I didn't know John well, what I do remember of the times I met him was his (slightly warped) sense of humour. Let it continue to make you smile when you think of him. Our sincere condolences. Marlene and Mark Hird - Posted by: Marlene and Mark Hird (friend) on: Mar 04, 2012

  • I'll always remember John's laugh and his quick, witty one-liners. I don't think I've met another person who can create a pun as easily as John did! His artistic talent was something which I always envied, in particular how effortlessly he could create a cartoon that would make you laugh out loud. We'll miss you, John. - Posted by: Gabe Kraljevic (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2012

  • My condolences Paul and to all family and friends - Posted by: Debbie Schmidt (Keeley) (Schoolmate of Paul) on: Feb 19, 2012

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