January 13, 1937 – April 22, 2020
John passed away peacefully at Yucalta Lodge on April 22, 2020. John was predeceased by his sons Sly Eugene (1971), Glen Willy (1956), Randy Lyall (1977), and Alan (2017). John is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Magnell, his sons Nester (Cindy) of Qualicum Beach and Rodney of Campbell River; grandchildren Sherry, Dion, Lisa, Carmen, Yvonne, Amanda, Alana, Melissa, Amelia, and John; great grandchildren Brayleen, Laci, Tianna, Shayna, Evan, Mela, Sierra, Jenna, Jessie, Gage, Anna, Danica, Cathlyn, Sophia, Carson, Emmette, Bella, Madison and Shelby, great-great grandson Carter; brothers Joe (Elizabeth) Usipuik of Campbell River, Mack-deceased (Dorothy) Usipuik of Prince George, and Steve (Bernice-deceased) of Kamloops; sisters Anne Moleski (deceased) Mary Kucey (deceased), Lena Latoski, Katie Babey (deceased) all of Wynyard, Sask as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
John was a member of the Elks Lodge for 37 years. He was a farmer in Saskatchewan and a Fork Lift Worker in the Elk Falls Mill in Campbell River. John was a jack-of-all-trades; he could fix anything. He enjoyed building and mechanical work on the farm and in Campbell River. In his spare time, he made tripods for camping, gardened, fished, walked daily, enjoyed having a cold one now and then, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would often say at the end of a phone call “Bye-for-now”.
A phenomenal thank you to all the staff of Yucalta Lodge and Dr. Veerapen.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service. A private internment of his ashes will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020.
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