In John’s youth, he enjoyed playing and watching sports, driving coal, lumber and delivery trucks, and getting into mischief with his brothers and friends. While running the farm wasn’t always easy, John and Mary made memories there from 1963–90. They milked cows for many years and enjoyed visiting neighbours in the Tisdale District, Sask. John loved entertaining the grandchildren on the farm and supporting them at their sporting events and school programs. He received the Lifesaving Society’s RLSS M.G. Griffiths Commendation Award for rescuing a neighbour from an ice fishing accident on Pelican Lake. He earned many medals for senior slow pitch. John received a commendation from the RCMP for 22 years as a cell guard. John’s faith in Christ and commitment to his church family are his legacy. John was confident of his salvation and believed wholeheartedly in John 3:16.