JOHN KRUTOW

Born May 16, 1919 in Milijit, a little town 20 miles from Rovno, Poland, died peacefully, March 8, 2008. In 1928 Alexander & Pauline Krutow and their seven siblings immigrated to Canada and settled in the St. Walburg/Bright Sand, Sask. areas. Hardly speaking English, being the eldest son, John had to leave home at an early age to work very hard to help support his family. He worked hard at various jobs, served in the military, built roads in N. Sask. and when he married Cecile (Turenne) in 1949, they cleared land and toiled for many years to build a farm and life in the Big Bush/Barthel, Sask district. There they raised five children, lots of cattle and grain and farmed for 30 years. They moved into Loon Lake, Sask. after he retired and he then worked as a guard at the local jail until nearly 75 years. His life long passions were hunting, trapping, fishing in summer and winter which he did until the age of 87. He loved nature, his walks looking for berries and mushrooms, gardening and especially his grandchildren. Dad and Mom moved to Kelowna in 2006 to live with their daughter Pauline Draper until dad’s passing at David Lloyd Jones. He leaves his wife Cecile of 59 years, daughters Pauline Draper (Dale), Marie Jordheim (John), Kelowna, Shirley Kadin (Gord), Sherwood Park, Alta, sons Ronald (Connie), Nanaimo and Michael, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are welcome to share a Celebration of Life to be held at daughter Pauline Draper’s home at 1957 Capistrano Drive, Quail Ridge on Saturday March 15, 2 p.m. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at DLJ especially Ann and Tammy for their special care, love and compassion they showed Dad in his last days. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com.