John passed away peacefully
on July 6th, 2013 in Kelowna, B.C. John was born in
St. Boniface, Manitoba on
November 11, 1928, the
eleventh child of nineteen
children born to Bernadette
Letendre and Joseph
Perreault. While growing
up in St. Boniface John met
the love of his life, Emma
Rodrigue. On December 3rd, 1949, John and Emma were married and went on to have five children. John learned his welding trade at an early age. He worked for a number of companies including Dominion Bridge, Manitoba Bridge and the City of Winnipeg. In 1971, he and Emma opened their own successful company,
St. Boniface Welding. They sold their business in 1977
so they could retire early to ‘God’s country’ – Kelowna, BC.
John is survived by his loving wife Emma, his daughters Elaine O’Brien (Roger), Yvette Muller (Ben Koops), Louise Moreau (Paul), and sons Raymond (Michelle) and
John (Marianne). He also leaves to mourn his passing,
15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, his brother Lawrence, sisters Yvonne Grenier and Rose Gagnon,
sister-in-law Irene Perreault, as well as many nieces
and nephews. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of the Kelowna Community Integrated Health Services and the Hospice House nursing and support
staff for their compassionate, sensitive care given to
John and to his family during his final days.
In accordance with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service is planned. The family will be hosting a get-together for family and friends to celebrate John’s life on Friday, July 19th between the hours of 2 pm and 4 pm at St. Theresa’s Church Hall, 750 N Rutland Road.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Canadian Red Cross, www.redcross.ca.
Condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com