After a committed struggle with cancer, John passed away at his home. Predeceased by his parents and older brother Wayne, he is sadly missed by his twin sister Judi Turek (partner Dan), and his older sister Kathy (Sue) Thomas and her husband Brent as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Born in Kitchener Ontario, and after graduating from high school, he and a friend headed West to the Invermere area. Not too many years later he returned to take up residence there, vowing it was home!
John spent many years as a stucco worker and took pride in tending to his home and yard. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his cats, and earlier, his dog. A keen sports fan, John loved watching hockey (the Leafs) and Baseball (the Blue Jays)
A special thank you: to Dr Walsh for all his care and compassion, to the home care staff who made John as comfortable as possible, and most of all to his cousin Don Rozell, Jean Futa, Terry and Justin, Jean and Ken Reimer for their friendship over the years as well as their care during his illness. Without them, he would have been unable to keep his medical appointments in Calgary and Cranbrook.
John, we miss you and your kind, thoughtful and gentle ways. You will not be forgotten.
To Celebrate John’s life, there will be an open house at his home;
9244 Mays Ave. Wilmer BC
Saturday, July 3rd, from 1 to 4 p.m.
John’s family invite his friends to drop by to enjoy some refreshments and swap stories.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ICAN http://www.icanhelpapet.com/ (the current home for Jack and Jenna) or: The Invermere Public Library.