John accepted Jesus as Saviour as a teen. He grew up on a farm in Osborne, Man., and farmed till retirement. At 15, when his father asked if he wanted to quit school and work the farm, he jumped at the chance. John attended Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute, where he met Martha. John sang duets with Martha, joined choirs and small groups, and was part of the Town and Country Quartet for 30 years. In the past few years, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease took a toll, but he visited Kelly every other day at whatever hospital or home she was in. John died of a heart attack.