John studied at Herbert (Sask.) Bible School 1941–1943. At 21, he worked as a CO on his father’s farm while taking high school by correspondence. In 1946, he spent a year at MB Bible College, Winnipeg. In 1950, he worked on a farm near Boissevain, Man. In Ontario, John worked with MCC. John and Agatha farmed near Hodgeville, Sask., 38 years before retiring in Herbert in 1995. John enjoyed the solitude of farm work. He had a keen memory for numbers, keeping meticulous records, including rainfalls. He memorized many Psalms from his much-read Bible. At Elim MB Church, Kelstern, John served as treasurer, adult Sunday school teacher, and council member. In later years, when he struggled with health, Agatha cared for him.