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Born: Dec 09, 1934

Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2021

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December 9, 1934 - March 20, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our amazing Father and Papa on March 20, 2021 at Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo. Dad left us with his family by his side at the age of 86 years.
John was predeceased by his devoted wife Carole Ann in 2016. Left to cherish John's memory are his children, Bryan (Dawn) Marceca, Kim (Brian) Nott, as well as his shining stars, grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Noah), Danielle, Christopher and Jessica; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, (Gail and Denis) Lillee from Stoney Creek, Ontario, along with nieces and nephews. John was also predeceased by his mother and father, Rose and Nunzio Marceca.
John was born and raised in Winnipeg. Early on, Dad worked as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker and until his retirement, with the Province of Manitoba as an Apprenticeship Councilor in the Department of Labor. Throughout his work life Dad met many people and was a true leader among his peers and with his apprentices. In 2004 Dad was elected and presented an award for Leadership and Outstanding Contribution to the Manitoba Apprenticeship Program.
The pride of Dad's life was his family and grandchildren. Dad will be greatly missed for his kindness, generosity, positivity, and amazing smile. He was always there whenever we needed him. Whether it was to help with a home renovation or plan the next project, he was always there for us with a smile. Dad always took an interest in his grandchildren and was so proud of all their individual accomplishments. Papa will be remembered for his homemade pizza, sausages, bread, and cinnamon buns. Dad also always looked forward to being with his family at the cottage and basking in the sunshine.
Over the last few months, Dad was faced with health problems. He met them with determination and fought to the end to be with his family. Dad has now been reunited with his wife, our Mother and Nanny.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful team at Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo. Your compassionate and excellent care was greatly appreciated. A special thanks to our Guardian Angel Dr. Ramin Hamedani for his outstanding and compassionate care provided to our parents and us over many years.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions a private family service will be held.

Dad and Papa; We love you and will keep
you in our hearts forever. Not a day will
go by that you are not in our thoughts.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I remember John's pride in showing buildings and telling about jobs he had worked on during his life as a trades person. He was proud of his prior work and the relationships he had with the employers and college staff. I am sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Marilyn Kenny (Former co-worker ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Sincere Condolences to Family from me, daughter Hazel, son Dwayne. - Posted by: Stella Meredith (Wife of David, who was co-worker in Manitoba Apprenticeship) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful co-worker. I always enjoyed working with him. His big smile and laugh would light up the office. - Posted by: Sheila Lopushniuk (co worker) on: Apr 05, 2021

  • So sorry Bryan I know he was a good man. He brought you up to be a great man also. Our hearts our with you and family - Posted by: Glen & Wendy Mahoney (Bryan’s coworker) on: Apr 02, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to you Kim, Brian, Bryan and Dawn and your families on the recent passing of John. He and Carole were among the first neighbors we met when we moved to Suzanne Bay over forty years ago, and John never failed to greet us with a warm smile and a good story. We watched as his family grew up with our family , and we took great pleasure in in seeing his children mature into the loving adults and parents that you became under your parents loving guidance. John, in his later years, delighted in sending me email jokes, and we shared some great laughs in sending each other replies and comments about them. We give thanks to God that we had the privilege and honor of knowing John both as a neighbor and as a friend! May he rest in peace in Heaven with his dear wife and with the family members who predeceased him. We will miss you dearly John!! Much love from Ken & Klara Moore and family. - Posted by: Ken & Klara Moore and family (neighbors) on: Apr 02, 2021

  • You will be missed. Sorry we could not get together again because of Covid. - Posted by: Ron Keller (Friend and former co-worker) on: Mar 27, 2021

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