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Born: Oct 23, 1965

Date of Passing: Sep 16, 2021

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October 23, 1965 - September 16, 2021

After a brief illness, our beloved Jon passed away in the arms of the love of his life, Gail. His smile could light up any room and he made a lasting impression on everyone he met throughout his life.
His greatest joy was found in time spent with his family, fishing, renovating and relaxing at his piece of paradise in Great Falls, MB.
Jon was born and raised in Winnipeg, mainly in the St. James area and had many lifelong friends who will miss him dearly. He spent 25 years with Russelmetals before retiring in 2019.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Gail; sons, Darrell (Rebekah) and Duane (Nichole); grandson Braidon (Juliette), and great-grandson Leo, his father Jack; siblings, Susan (Darrell), and Joe (Tannis); and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his beloved Riggs, his mother Glenna; siblings, Dawn and Cam; and Nana and Buppa Ward.
Thank you to Dr. Bruneau and staff at Pinawa Cancer Care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Club 3D on Saturday, September 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. COVID protocols in place.

The day God took you Home
A million times I've needed you
A million times I've cried,
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly;
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a space,
Where no one can ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
Part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.

@You are very special

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 22, 2021

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I have fond memories of Jon and to this day I swear he is a younger Howard Stern look alike. I remember when Gail and him first got together at a party and Gail saying well we were the only 2 single people at the party and so glad that you had 24 years together. You both deserved love and to be loved by someone great! Gail I am so sorry for loss & sending big hugs Lastly f*** cancer, you always take the good ones! - Posted by: Rhonda Slipec (Co worker) on: Sep 26, 2021

  • Met Jon when I was working at Russel Metal, Jon was a very polite and enjoyable person to work with and to know. We are very sad to hear about his passing, Rest In Peace my friend! Gail ...Sue and I are very sorry for your loss. Take care - Posted by: Harry Necsefor (Co-worker and friend) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • Fair winds and calm sea's my friend. Until we meet again..... - Posted by: Anthony McCullough (friend ) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • Jon....What a character.! He may have been small in stature, but had the biggest heart in the world. When you think of Jon, having a good time comes to mind. In his younger days, parties were his playground. Pleasantly wasted would be his end result. He definitely knew how to enjoy life! A life that was cut short way too soon. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the McDougall family. - Posted by: David and Carla Yanchishyn (friends) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • My good friend, my high and strong...peace in the after world my friend..Vaya con dios amigos. Brothers always.. - Posted by: Brian Wood (friend) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • Our family remembers Jon and family starting from back as a child, as our yards were back to back for many years growing up. I always called the MCDOUGALL's our "back yard neighbors" to this day, and Jon was a friend to us and to many in the area. Our family sends are deepest consequences and sympathy to all the family and friends Jon touched throughout his years. He was a gentleman and a kind hearted man. He will truly be missed and remembered fondly - Posted by: Joanne Bales (Friend and neighbor ) on: Sep 24, 2021

  • So sad for your loss. - Posted by: Arlette Wright (friend) on: Sep 23, 2021

  • You were definitely the best brother a guy could ask for. Jon I'm gonna miss you so much, remarkable man Love ya bro - Posted by: Joe McDougall (Little brother) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • Such a loss is hard to comprehend, a great person gone so quickly. My sincerest condolences for the family, he was a great guy and will be remembered. - Posted by: Gregg Wilkinson (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • Gail, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so terribly sad that this has happened - - - - the pain of losing a loved one is something you can never quite explain! I know that Jon will ensure you are looked after in this world with so much love and light - - - he will always be here for you! If you ever need support in any way - - please reach out to me. - Posted by: Cheryl Wenzel (Former Co-Worker) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • It is wonderful to know that Jon had so much happiness with his family and love surrounding him, I am truly sorry for this tremendous loss. He certainly did light up a room with his smile and laugh. It has been many years since I last saw him, but I only have to open up a photo album or watch past videos to be reminded just how fun and memorable he was. I am so glad to have called you a friend and will hold on to these memories for the rest of my life. You were a gentle, sweet soul and will be greatly missed. Love and condolences, Kim - Posted by: Kim MacKay (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • Jon was a great guy. I met him well in the heyday of the late 80’s, probably at a bush party. We were a very large group of friends that hung out together a lot. I got to know Jon even more when we lived on the same street just across from each other in the West End of the city. As time went on we both went are separate ways, like most of us do. Started careers, families, etc. As Facebook came on the scene we were able to reconnect. I’ll miss ya Johnny boy! See in the next life. - Posted by: Ralph Sommerfeld (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your dear John. During this difficult time may your find comfort with family, friends and the memories you hold dear. Sincerely Elana Sytnick RM of Lac du Bonnet - Posted by: Elana Sytnick (co-worker) on: Sep 22, 2021

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