November 13, 1951 ~ December 30, 2021

It is with great sadness the family of John Rudy St. Nicolaas Jr, of Gibbons, Alberta announce his passing on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the age of 70 years.

After several months of declining health, John was freed from his pain to join those who went before him.

John was born on November 13, 1951 in Tofield, Alberta but spent most of his formidable years in Gibbons, Alberta. On a plot of land nestled between his family members, John raised his children, built a business and developed many strong and meaningful relationships with those who were around him. He was a fair and just man who spent his days pulling wrenches and teaching lessons (“Always carry a screwdriver in your glovebox”) to all who wanted to learn. He was a talented mechanic and welder and gracefully passed his wisdom and knowledge on to many who spent time with him.

He is survived by his mother, Gail St. Nicolaas; siblings, Gerry Babbage and Roy St. Nicolaas (Tracy); partner, Betty Womacks; children, Shannon St. Nicolaas (Doug), Chuck St. Nicolaas (Angie), Amanda Savard (Marc) and Chad St. Nicolaas; grandchildren, Kaitlyn St.Nicolaas-Semeniuk, Tegan Germsheid, Tynan Germsheid, Ava Miller-St. Nicolaas, Shelley Savard, AJ Savard and Hailey St. Nicolaas; great grandchild, Juno St. Nicolaas; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, John St. Nicolaas Sr. and his nephew, Matthew St. Nicolaas.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John to
Coronado Gibbons United Church General Fund
or the Gibbons Fire Hall

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 20, 2022
10:00 am
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
16102 Fort Road
Edmonton, Alberta

Internment to follow

Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 20, 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gibbons Cultural Centre
5115 51 Street
Gibbons, Alberta