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Born: May 14, 1930

Date of Passing: May 27, 2019

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It is with deep sorrow we announce that on Monday, May 27, 2019, John fell asleep peacefully in death after a lengthy illness. John was born on May 14, 1930 in Winnipeg and was 89 years at death.
John leaves to mourn his loving wife Beverly of 21 years, his brother Allen Hope (Gloria), his daughter Lorri and family and son Greg Hope; his daughter Sherry Kirchmann (Dave) and grandchildren, Avery (Paula) and Laina Kirchmann.
John also leaves to mourn Mark Serediuk (Kyle), Tracy Zelinsky (Jessica, Owen, Elliott and Nancy), Derrick Zelinsky (Lorna, Elisa, Dan, Danica and James), Teresa Wiebe (Tom, Ariann, Joel, Richard, Larissa, Richelle and Kevin), Robert Zelinsky (Robyn, Lance, Kathryn, Chace, Falyn and Jonny), Daniel Zelinsky (Blair and Allison) and sister-in-law Carrolyn. He also leaves to mourn many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly. John also had a large spiritual family of brothers and sisters whose association and visits he valued highly.
He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Bill, Arnold and Robert and two sisters, Phyllis and Norma, mother-in-law Nellie Kruszelnicki, brother-in-law Dennis and his previous wives, Maxine and Jann.
John was a first class power engineer and worked for numerous companies in Winnipeg, however his main focus in life and greatest joy was serving his God Jehovah and sharing his hope of a future paradise under God's heavenly kingdom.
He was also involved in many construction projects on Kingdom Halls throughout the province. This volunteer work brought him a great deal of satisfaction and joy.
As recorded at Hebrews 6:10, "For God is not unrighteousness so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name…"
John was also an accomplished golfer and loved to get out with his friends for a game. He was a skilled photographer and very talented with computer designs and programs that enabled him to excel in his career and use his talents for numerous volunteer projects.
On behalf of the family we would like to thank the staff at Kinplace Personal Care Home for their excellent and compassionate care that was above and beyond the call of duty.
There will be a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall Complex on 227 Lakewood Boulevard on Monday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. officiated by Robertus Berkers.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 08, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • We are deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. He was certainly a very kind and spiritual man who we know is safe in Jehovah's memory. While my (Rob) own father was hospitalized for almost a year before he passed away, John faithfully came up to visit him, taking him outside on nice days....this always gave us all a lift. To this day, we treasure that. We pray your happy memories will be a comfort to you all along with the endless ones to be made in the future. Jehovah be with you all! - Posted by: Rob, Heather and Anne McLaughlin (Friends) on: Jun 26, 2019

  • So sorry Bev to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry and Rhonda - Posted by: Hillary Caruk (Family) on: Jun 13, 2019

  • Bev and family, we are sorry to hear of John’s passing. Sending you our deepest sympathies. - Posted by: John and Lorri Bzovey (Neighbors ) on: Jun 09, 2019

  • BEV, SHERRY, DAVE, AVERY, LAINA AND THE REST THE FAMILY... DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR LOSS. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THE WONDERFUL RESURRECTION HOPE TO LOOK FORWARD TO ...THE STING OF DEATH STILL HURTS. 2 May you have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,+ the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,+ 4 who comforts us in all our trials*so that we may be able to comfort others+ in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.+ 5 For just as the sufferings for the Christ abound in us,+ so the comfort we receive through the Christ also abounds. MANY TIMES I RECALL LISTENING TO JOHN TELL STORIES AND EXPERIENCES WHILE I WAS FIXING HIS COMPUTER...I USUALLY SPENT MORE TIME THAN I HAD ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED BECAUSE I WOULD TRY TO INJECT MY OWN STORY INTO THE CONVERSATION AND THAT REMIND OF HIM OF ANOTHER STORY. MOST FONDLY REMEMBER WORKING IN MINISTRY IN THUNDER BAY RURAL TERRITORY, GOT TO RIDE IN 1970 CHRYSLER OF COURSE SPARKED MEMORIES FOR ME BECAUSE MY MY DAD HAD THE EXACT SAME CAR WHEN I WAS A KID. MAY JEHOVAH COMFORT YOU ALL YOU ALL AT THIS TIME - Posted by: Bryan Yablonski (Spiritual Brother) on: Jun 09, 2019

  • I would like to give my condolences to Beverly and the rest of John's family. Here is a quote I would like to share with John's family. John has not died but gone away to a better place free of pain and suffering. We will see John again some day. Rest in Peace John. You are loved and will be missed. - Posted by: Patricia Homenick (Beverly's cousin k) on: Jun 08, 2019

  • Beverly - Extending our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. John & Gladys - Posted by: Gladys Walker (Cousin) on: Jun 08, 2019

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