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November 11, 1928 — July 6, 2013

John passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2013 in Kelowna, B.C. John was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba on November 11, 1928, the eleventh child of nineteen children born to Bernadette Letendre and Joseph Perreault. While growing up in St. Boniface John met the love of his life, Emma Rodrigue. On December 3rd, 1949, John and Emma were married and went on to have five children.

John learned his welding trade at an early age. He worked for a number of companies including Dominion Bridge, Manitoba Bridge and the City of Winnipeg. In 1971, he and Emma opened their own successful company, St. Boniface Welding. They sold their business in 1977 so they could retire early to ‘God’s country’ – Kelowna, BC.

John is survived by his loving wife Emma, his daughters Elaine O’Brien (Roger), Yvette Muller (Ben Koops), Louise Moreau (Paul), and sons Raymond (Michelle) and John (Marianne). He also leaves to mourn his passing, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, his brother Lawrence, sisters Yvonne Grenier and Rose Gagnon, sister-in-law Irene Perreault, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of the Kelowna Community Integrated Health Services and the Hospice House nursing and support staff for their compassionate, sensitive care given to John and to his family during his final days.

In accordance with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service is planned. The family will be hosting a get-together for family and friends to celebrate John’s life on Friday, July 19th between the hours of 2 and 4 pm at St. Theresa’s Church Hall, 750 N Rutland Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, www.redcross.ca.

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Friday, July 19th between the hours of 2 and 4 pm

St. Theresa’s Church Hall

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Service Details

The service for PERREAULT, John is scheduled for Friday, July 19th between the hours of 2 and 4 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Theresa’s Church Hall

750 N Rutland Road. Kelowna, BC


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  • Joe & Suzanne Muller says:

    We would like to offer our deepest condolences. We have fond memories of John. When we get together (Denis, Aime & Joe) we will toast and roast John the best way we can. Hope you are all well. Life must go on.

    • yvette says:

      He was a force to reckon with and we are all saddened by our loss of our father. Thanks so much to all of you for your thoughtfulness during this time of deep sorrow.

  • Ron Perreault says:

    Hollo to everyone out there in what my great uncle john would called gods country’ he will be missed by many. I can still remember his shop in Stboniface .My dad Joe Perreault said uncle john needed a painter to paint garbage racks that he invented well thats where i got my first job i think i was 12 and i didnt miss a spot because ‘uncle john was my boss and you would here about it lol” I Will you.

    • yvette says:

      Ron, you always had a special place in my father’s heart. Whether you missed a spot on the painting or not, he always knew that you had the “Chutzaph.. He really loved you.

  • Ron Perreault says:

    Sorry you know i ment i will miss you

  • Daniel Tessier & Family says:

    Our deepest condolences aunty Emma.
    Uncle Johnny will be missed.He is playing spoons up in Heaven now.

    Love Always Daniel Sandy Zack & Nick

    • yvette says:

      thank you so much Danny and family. My father loved Rene and Julie and remember bringing Daniel into the world. You were such a wonderful child to babysit, so kind, and so respectful. Your mom and dad did good.

  • Betty & Cindy Garner says:

    Our heartfelt condolences for your loss.It is hard to believe that it has been over 25 yrs. since we all lived on Appaloosa Rd. formed many happy memories. Ray always looked forward to spending time with John in his shop. They will ikely pick up where they left off!!.

  • emma says:

    thank you Betty and Cindy it is very nice to hear from you and yes it sure sounds like 25 years since appaloosa John had been ill for quite a few years and he was very tired we also missed all those fun days and your friendship how we missed you emmma

  • kathy Hobart says:

    Dear Mrs. Perreault and family:

    I was really sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, uncle, brother, and friend to many. I have heard a few stories about him and hope you find comfort in these memories.



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