Service Date: April 5th, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Service Location: Bardo Lutheran Church, Tofield, Alberta
John (Jock) Albert Tiedemann, resident of Tofield, Alberta, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Tofield Health Center, at the age of 81 years.
John, son of William and Mary Tiedemann, was born February 27, 1938. He spent his early years farming with his family in the Deville/North Cooking Lake area. In 1957 John started his career as a mechanic in Tofield. While working in Tofield, John met his wife to be, Helen Louise Klassen. John married Helen on July 15, 1962. Starting in 1963 John and Helen were blessed with 3 boys, Mark (1963), Brent (1964) and Rodney (1971, and eventually moved their family to a small farm outside of Tofield in 1973. In 1982 John left his career as full-time mechanic to pursue farming. In addition to farming, John continued to work as a mechanic from the shop he and the boys built on the farm. His passion and hobby, shared with his eldest son Mark, was restoring and collecting antique vehicles and tractors. In 1993 John lost his wife, Helen after a courageous battle with cancer. John married Joan (McGinnis) in 2014.
John will be sadly missed by his wife Joan; sister Sharon (David); sons Mark (Joanne), Brent (Jacalyn) and Rodney (Oksana); Joan's son Clark (Susan); grandchildren Dale, Spencer, Rebecca, Ashley, Sarah, Samantha and Adam as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his wife Helen; parents William and Mary and his grandson Tyler.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Bardo Lutheran Church, Tofield, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.