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Born: Jan 06, 1938

Date of Passing: Apr 14, 2019

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John passed away on April 14, 2019, aged 81 years.
Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements entrusted to Mosaic Funeral,
Cremation & Cemetery Services
(204) 275-5555 -

Publish Date: May 2, 2019

January 6, 1938 - April 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that family announces the passing of John on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Anne, son Chris (Marlene}, daughter Susan (Greg), stepchildren, Debbie (Harv), Rod (Pat), Maureen, Mike (Anne), Cindy and Cam (Kristen), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
John was better known as "OK John"; owner of OK John Metal Detectors.
John was a very kind, generous, and giving man. He was well liked and respected by all. He fought hard to stay on this earth but God had other plans for him.
Please join us for a celebration of John's life on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.., at Mosaic Event Centre, 1006 Nairn Ave., Winnipeg, MB.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity.

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Publish Date: Apr 20, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 20, 2019, May 02, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • When I first saw John it was at the Convention Centre, he had a spot set up for his detectors , couldn't get close to him, lots of people so grabbed some brochures and called a few days later. John said to come over so told my wife I wouldn't be too long. Turns out that was in the early afternoon, well we hit it off and talked about lots of thing, didn't get home till after midnight. Visited a lot over the years just to talk, a truly wonderful person, going to miss him. - Posted by: Oris Wazny (Friend) on: Apr 29, 2019

  • I was saddened to hear about John's passing. My condolences to Aunti Anne and family. I always knew him to be a very nice and kind man. I'm so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Karen Wiebe (Friend and neighbour) on: Apr 23, 2019

  • I've known John since 1980. I was interested in metal detecting and he took me under his wing. He was a kind and generous man whom I will miss very much. I was very proud to be friends with OK John. Oris and I used to spend a weekend every Fall at his cottage. The three of us had many adventures together. It is truly the end of an era. - Posted by: Peter Bulback (Friend) on: Apr 20, 2019

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