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JOHN TEESDALE WEBSTER IV

Born: Nov 02, 1954

Date of Passing: Jan 07, 2015

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JOHN TEESDALE WEBSTER IV November 2, 1954 - January 7, 2015 After a courageous battle with cancer, in large part fought in silence and unknown to friends and family, Captain John was released from pain and suffering on Tuesday, January 7, 2015. Survived by his two sons, John Jr. and Kris, brothers Rick and Mike Webster (Karen), sisters Donna (Aime) Brunette and Susan (Ed) Schneider, he also leaves to mourn his passing seven nephews and three nieces, some of whom had very unique and special relationships with their uncle. Unable to accept the loss of her first born son, his mother Frances Webster left us two days later. John retired as Captain from the Winnipeg Fire Department on June 25, 2006, after 31 years and two months of service. He enjoyed afternoons at the Sherbrook Hotel shooting pool and talking with his friends, helping friends and family with whatever needed doing, and just being retired and in no hurry. Everywhere John went, somebody knew him from somewhere. He will be missed by many as evidenced by the parade of visitors of all walks of life who came to say their goodbyes to John at the hospital. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. www.chapellawn.ca 885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 12, 2015

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • John was a good firefighter. We fought some together. He worked hard at fires and lived his life on his own terms. He was a good guy and I hope he enjoyed his retirement. - Posted by: Scott Miner (Co-worker) on: Feb 08, 2015

  • Johnny, rest in peace brother. I knew both John and his dad on the job and both were great guys. - Posted by: joe sokolosky (friend and firefightter) on: Jan 26, 2015

  • Well I went to the UFFW site to view one entry and find another good friend that I had not talked to since retirement.Bless you John for all you taught me. - Posted by: Mike Robson (firefighter) on: Jan 18, 2015

  • I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. I have known you all since the days on Carter. You all must be very proud of John for his 31 years as a firefighter. I remember him all when we would gather in the basement on Mulvey. My sincere condolences to you all Rick, Donna, Susan and Mike hugs to you all - Posted by: Kathy Davies (Family friend) on: Jan 13, 2015

  • I am so sorry to here about John's passing. Although I did not know John all that well we did become good friends as we both retired the same year as captains at No. 18 station. John's early death is a cruel reminder of just how dangerous our profession was and still is. - Posted by: Bruce Meyers (Co-worker) on: Jan 12, 2015

  • My condolences to John's family on his passing. I worked with John a number of times at 4 station, he was quite a character. The "Gargoyle" as he was affectionatly called was a good guy and a good firefighter. He will be missed Rest in Peace John. - Posted by: ken barnett (fellow firefighter) on: Jan 12, 2015

  • So sorry to hear of John's passing thoughts and prayers go to his family at this time. I grew up in the same neighbourhood as John and then had the pleasure of working with him on the Winnipeg Fire Department. He was a real character and will be missed...R.I.P.. Brother - Posted by: Patrick McCabe (Co worker) on: Jan 12, 2015

  • Are fire brother "Johnny" was a great guy who served the citizens of Winnipeg in a professional and loyal way. Rest in peace mon frere. Our condolences to the families members. Stephane and Karen Simard - Posted by: Stephane Simard (Firefighter brother) on: Jan 12, 2015

  • Haven't seen you in ages old friend, but think of you often and with great fondness. You will be missed by so many. Hope you have reunited with all the friends who have gone before you. - Posted by: Sheila Williams (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2015

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