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Date: March 6th, 2018

John was born at Tofield, February 16, 1922 and passed away on March 6, 2018.


He is survived by four grandchildren, Brian, Tracey, Robin and Grant; six great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Amanda, Miya, Serena, Chloe and Kenzy; four great-great grandchildren, Jazmin, Alexia, Gavin and Landan and daughter-in-law Karen. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Irene (November 5, 2013) who passed shortly after their 70th wedding anniversary, and son Bruce, who passed January 20, 2007.


John graduated from Lakeshore School, Tofield High School and later Vermillion College with a degree in Agriculture. After a stint in the RCAF, he married Irene Bailey. They farmed in the area west of Beaverhill Lake for sixty years before retiring in Tofield in 1998. John was deeply committed to the community, and had many local positions; County Councilor and Reeve of Beaver County, Chairman and Member of the Board of Education, Member of the Tofield Hospital Board and in later years, Founding Member of the Tofield Hospital foundation. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends throughout the Tofield area.


A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Tofield United Church, in Tofield with Rev. Adam Hall officiating. Cremation has taken place. 


Memorial donations may be made to Tofield and Area Health Fund, Tofield Library or Tofield Golden Club.




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