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Born: Sep 01, 1931
Date of Passing: Apr 16, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
September 1, 1931 April 16, 2021
He is survived by his wife Anne, two daughters: Ruth (Alvin), and Martha; two sons: David (Lesley) and Henry (Tanya); one brother George, nine grandchildren: Tiffani, Nolan, Kristen, Shayna, Braden, Mackenzie, Joshua, Bauer, and Jace; and two great-grandchildren: Kaybrie and Harlow.
He is predeceased by one sister Tina and one granddaughter Jennifer.
John was born in Rosengart, Ukraine on September 1, 1931. He immigrated to Canada when he was 17, in 1948 with his mother and siblings. He came to a new land determined to build a good life in a new country. He worked hard at various jobs to make that happen. He went from factory worker at Loewen Windows to line worker at Friendly Family Farms, to sales representative for Electrolux and finally landlord of apartments. One thing remained true was his strong work ethic and a drive to succeed.
He met his love and married Anne Krahn on July 22, 1956. They built a life together. He loved little children and would play harmonica for them so they could dance. He enjoyed spending time playing with his grandchildren in his retirement years.
Dad loved music, especially choral music. He was proud to be part of a men's choir.
He had a heart for those in need and would often supply groceries for people that he knew were struggling.
His faith in God was strong right until the end and his church was an integral part of his life. He is at peace now and will be greatly missed by us all.
A come and go viewing, for 10 people at a time, will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.
A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB., with a private family burial to follow.
To join the family via livestream please visit Birchwood Funeral Chapel's website and click on the link at the bottom of John's obituary page. The link will be available to view for 90 days following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Steinbach, MB.
As published in The Carillon on Apr 22, 2021
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So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences. Natalie, Richard, Seth and Racine - Posted by: Natalie (Friend ) on: Apr 22, 2021
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