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Born: Jul 20, 1946

Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2020

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July 20, 1946 - January 10, 2020

John died peacefully in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with his family by his side, after a brief battle with brain cancer.
John was predeceased by his wife Karen and his parents, William and Muriel Qua. John is survived by his son Michael (Joanne); granddaughters, Jillian and Danielle; sister Pat; and sister-in-law Gera Benoit.
John was born in Winnipeg. He spent his early childhood living in Earl Grey before moving to the Riverview area where he lived his entire life. In 1971, John married his love, Karen.
John joined the Winnipeg Police Department in 1967. John was active in competitive combat shooting and in 1973, he and three teammates won the Canadian Police Combat Championship. John made many lifelong friends before retiring after 31 years. In retirement, John worked for Red River College until his death, where he made many friends he cherished.
John enjoyed listening to CBC Radio One and was an avid follower of politics and current affairs. He loved music and especially Leonard Cohen. John and Karen had Bomber season tickets for over 30 years. John enjoyed entering contests; his biggest wins - an SUV and trips to the World Series, Stanley Cup, and World Juniors.
John started downhill skiing in his 40s and went on one or two big ski trips each year right up to last winter. John's biggest thrill in life was helping his granddaughters learn to ski and taking them to Banff each winter for the past decade.
John and Karen treasured summers at their family cottage at Falcon Lake, entertaining friends and spending time with family. In their later years they enjoyed travelling to many warm destinations.
John will be missed dearly. Per John's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.

"Thanks for the dance. It was hell,
it was swell, it was fun.
Thanks for all the dances. One, two, three, one, two, three, one."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I had the pleasure of working for John at the District 6 Station. One of the best Sgts I have ever had and really went above and beyond what he had to do as a Supervisor. He really looked after his troops and we had the utmost of respect and admiration for him. Rest in Peace - Posted by: Rick Harms (coworker) on: Feb 07, 2020

  • My heartfelt condolences, Michael, both on your Dad's passing as well as your Mom's. They were great people, full of fun, laughter and positivity. We enjoyed seeing them occasionally at the lake, and most especially, John was a great friend and colleague with my husband, Jim. My sympathies go out to your girls and Joanne as well. - Posted by: Jackie Drever (Friend) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • Sorry to hear this, my condolences to all of John's family and loved ones, may God comfort you as only He can at this time. - Posted by: Gail Watson (cousin) on: Jan 22, 2020

  • I had the honor of working with John while a member of the WPS. Always a gentleman who had a good work ethic,. My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Paul LAMOTTE (colleague) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • We travelled with John and Karen many years ago Cancun. We so enjoyed there company, many times to the legion, lake and to the family home. I am so sorry for your loss Michael and thinking about you and your family. Lots of Love ❤️ Dawn and Axel - Posted by: Dawn and Axel Thiem (Friends) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Sincere condolences, Mike, Joanne and family. Your dad and I shared many good times back in District 2 days and in later years we always spent some time chatting at special events, retirements and funerals. His intellect and wit were just two of his great qualities. May your memories bring comfort in this difficult time. - Posted by: Dennis Loupin (Friend and co-worker) on: Jan 18, 2020

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