John passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 85. He is survived by his children; Elaine (Donald) Smith of Saanichton, BC, Sherry (Steve) Dochuk of Cold Lake, AB, Michelle (Steve) Lupul of Oyama, BC, Kerry (Rhonda) Falk of Princeton, BC, Shane (Lori) Falk of Medicine Hat, AB and Margaret Moore (John Blanchard) of Calgary, AB, his grandchildren; Christopher (Kortni), Tanis (Michael), Jennifer (Luke), Jeremy (Ashley), Candice (Brian), Jonathan (Ashley), Christina (Trevor), Kayla, Kyle, Brandon (Nicki), Tyler (Sabrina), Michael, Jamie and Justin (Christina), great grandchildren; Ethan, Denver, Ashton, Brady, Rhiannon, Ronan, Hannah, Rachel, Callan, Ben, Conor, Audrey, Everly, Jace, Kaleb and Nickolas, sister Tina Rempel, sister-in-law Betty Falk and numerous nieces and nephews, He was predeceased by his wife Ann.
John was born and raised in Altona, MB and married the love of his life Ann Byrka on September 22, 1956 in Winnipeg, MB. They shared 38 wonderful years together and raised their children in Fort St. John, BC, Olds, AB and finally in Cold Lake, AB. In his younger years John enjoyed playing guitar and singing with his band, The Rhythm Knights. John and Ann were successful, well loved business owners for most of their lives. They retired early and enjoyed traveling in their RV, along with many different trips throughout the world. They also enjoyed many gatherings with their children and grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Lake View Lodge in West Kelowna, BC who graciously cared for him in his final years.
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