February 5, 1952 – December 31, 2018
John was a loving man who gave his all in everything he did. His family was the most important thing in his life. He was a natural athlete who loved almost all sports, but focused in on golf, curling, fishing and hunting in more recent years. He also played fastball, slow pitch, and hockey and skied in years past. John’s work ethic and focus are what enabled him to excel at everything he did. He helped many people over the years learn how to do the things that he loved to do, whether it be sports or outdoor activities. His children and grandchildren were especially appreciative of his help and guidance. He was also very methodical so when he built or fixed anything, it usually worked out perfectly the first time. He had many friends from the various sports and activities he enjoyed, as well as from the pulp mill where he worked until 2012.
He leaves behind his wife, Terry, who he met in 1972 and married in 1980, his daughter, Kim (Duane Wevers) with their sons, Hayden and Landen, and his son, Brad (Jenna) with their daughter, Kassidy and son, Thomas. John is survived by his brothers, Roman (Wendy), Steve (MJ) and Bob. He is also survived by brothers in law Mike Monteith (Linda) and Ken Monteith as well as sisters in law Brandy Monteith (Brenton Wilkie) and Syd Monteith (Tracy Baird) along with numerous nieces and nephews.
We feel so grateful and lucky that John had six good months after his diagnosis to enjoy family time, camping, fishing and hunting this year, as these were the things that brought him the most happiness. Our family will have many wonderful memories to hold on to from these months and from all of the many special times shared over the years.
We appreciate all of the caring staff in the oncology ward at the Royal Inland Hospital, the support of numerous doctors and nurses over the last seven months, and the very caring staff at Marjory Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.
A gathering of friends and family will be held at a future date.