Jan. 31, 1932 – Aug. 5, 2015
On August 5 at the age of 83 John left us to join his beloved Mary who predeceased him in 2012. John was born January 31, 1932 in London, England. John and Mary met for the first time when they were 14 years old and they kept in touch. At 18 John joined the army and served for 5 years including the Korean War. When he returned home he married Mary on April 14, 1955. They moved around until John found the job that he loved, farming. Unable to acquire their own farm in England, they decided to move to the land of opportunity, Canada. In 1967 John came to Canada and his family followed. They lived at Benalto, Sylvan Lake and in 1969 they bought the farm near Bluffton where they lived until 2011. John was a square dance caller and taught square dancing for many years. He always had a new joke to tell or a story and kept everyone entertained.
John is survived by his two daughters, Sally (Joel) of Red Deer and Jackie (Pete) of Sointula, BC. One son Stephen(Darlene) of Bluffton and 15 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Golden Leisure Lodge in Ponoka on Saturday, August 8, 2015.
Arrangements Entrusted To
PONOKA FUNERAL HOME
~ A WOMBOLD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ~