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Born: Jan 25, 1927

Date of Passing: Nov 18, 2022

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January 25, 1927 - November 18, 2022

John was born in the village of Gnadenthal, MB to Heinrich J. Adrian and Emilie (Retzlaff) Adrian. He moved with his family to Elm Creek, MB at the age of 12. His adult years were spent in Winnipeg, most recently at Sturgeon Creek 2 and Calvary Place.
He leaves to mourn one brother George and his wife Florence; sister-in-law Evelyn Adrian (Sam) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters and five brothers; four nieces and two nephews.
John will be remembered for his humble, caring and gentle personality. He cared genuinely for his siblings and numerous nieces and nephews and was deeply loved by them in return. Although we rejoice with him for reaching his heavenly home, he will be greatly missed!
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 2022 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, with viewing prior to the service. Interment at the Elm Creek Cemetery.
Service will be livestreamed at
Memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 26, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I had the honor of spending time with John while he was living at Stugeon Creek 2. We hit it off straight away as we had so much in common. My family came from the same village in Southern Manitoba as my Dad's mom. He loved talking with me in Platdeuch and recalling his youth. He was a sweet gentle man who cared deeply for others especially his brother and his family. I will never forget John and his kindness. - Posted by: Susan loeppky (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2022

  • I met John while I was a chaplain at Grace Hospital. He was visiting his brother (Jake) and I was struck by his evident care and loyalty for Jake. They attended our chapel services regularly, and John continued to do so frequently even after Jake no longer was at the Grace, making the effort to come. I continued to meet John whenever I conducted chapel services at Sturgeon Creek II. John invariably would have a few words with me after, though he seemed to be a man of few words. I was struck by his gentle and sincere character, and I will always remember him from my time at the Grace. John was a man of grace! - Posted by: Roy Dueck (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2022

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