HETTER, JOHN HENRY
April 21, 1933 ~ March 12, 2016
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great
grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle and friend. He will be remembered by his wife of 56 years, his 5 children, their spouses, grandchildren, other family and friends. John was born to Edward
and Nettie Hetter on April 21, 1933 in the Municipality of Boulton, Manitoba.
John was the youngest of 4 children, he has 3 older sisters. Lily (Adolph), Stella (Henry) and Helen (Leonard).
He attended school at The District of Balfour until the age of 15 at which time he continued to farm with his parents and worked outside the farm as permitted in Manitoba and Ontario. In 1957 John met the love of his life Victoria. Then 3 years later married her in November of 1960. John and Victoria were blessed with a family of 5 children: daughters: Donalda (Fred) of Russell, MB, Angie (Brian)of Kelowna, BC, Joan (Richard) of Kelowna, BC, Michelle (John) of Westbank, BC; son Jack (Dorothy)of Camore, AB; grandchildren: Jim (Krista), Micheal (Tanya),Rachelle (Devon), Travis (Lyss), Lindsey (Russell), Karli, Landon; great grandchildren: Josh, Ryder, Tristan, Théa, Sophie; many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. John and Victoria continued to farm on the homestead
of his parents land in the R.M. of Boulton, Manitoba. Outside the farm John worked at various jobs when permitted.
In 1972 John and Victoria moved from the homestead and purchased land closer to Russell, MB and continued to farm and work until 1979 at which time they moved to Kelowna, BC. In 1994 John retired from Western Star Truck Manufacturing, which allowed him and Victoria to enjoy the things they enjoyed doing, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, trips to Manitoba in the fall to help with Harvest and visit family and friends there, and finally spend more time with their children and grandchildren.
John will be forever missed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Ward 4B, 2268 Pandosy Street,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2 or Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.
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