John moved to Regina where he met and married Eva. He earned a bachelor of social work from University of Regina. The family moved to Coaldale, Alta., in 1998. John’s greatest joy was his family. He was Mr. Fix-it, always ready to help. He volunteered at his daughter’s daycare and watched his son play football for the Regina Rams. In 2015, John received the Exemplary Service Award for his 25 years as a parole officer. John lived his Christian faith. He died after a long journey with cancer.