July 17, 1935 – Feb. 16, 2018

John passed away peacefully with his wife of 52 years, Betty at his side in the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He fought a long courageous battle with many health issues, he is now at peace. John will be sadly missed and forever remembered by wife, Betty; daughters, Lianna (Paul) Olson and Helena (Stephen) Smith; grandchildren, Rebecca (Travis) Sapala , Richard Olson, Jonah Smith , Kyla Smith, Holly Smith and Reaghan Smith; siblings, Lorna Nelson, Dorothy (Ed) Zyblut, and Dwaine (Ginny) Garner; brother-in-law, Woody (Freda) Sewell; sister-in-law, Hazel ( Dwayne) Chyz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends. John was predeceased by his father, William; mother, Elizabeth (Laura); brothers, Melvin and Herbert. Special thanks to all John’s doctors and all the staff on 6th East Robbins Pavilion — your exceptional care and compassion will always be remembered.

Funeral Service
Saturday, March 10, 2018
at 2:00 pm
 Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 – 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to

 Laryngectomy Memorial Fund in

John’s name by contacting Shannon Kitts 

780-407-4421 or shannon.kitts@ahs.ca