1968 - 2015
It is with deep sadness that we must say good-bye to our beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandfather. John died suddenly on Wednesday February 25, 2015 of cardiac arrest.
John was born in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua on May 3, 1968 to Johann and Katharina (nee Loewen) Froese. The family moved to Canada when he was eight years old. May 14, 1989, he was baptized upon the confession of his faith at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. On January 25, 1997, John married Myrna Friesen and they made their home in Winkler. John adopted Myrna’s daughter, Jasmine and in 1998, Riley was born followed by Trenton in 2000. John was employed at Southland Honda for 28 years and two years ago, he was promoted to Shop Foreman. He was well known in the area as an excellent mechanic and the “go-to guy” to get a command start. As a family, they enjoyed travelling with trips to Florida, California, Las Vegas and BC. Lots of time was spent on the water fishing and going camping in the RV. John was a very proud grandpa to Jeremy and Jasmine’s four children, there was no one like their “papa”. He doted on them whenever they were around. They were the light of his life.
John is survived by his wife of 18 years, Myrna, daughter, Jasmine Hildebrand (Jeremy), sons, Riley and Trenton, four grandchildren, Josiah, Alayah, Azariah and Neveah as well as his mother, Tina and stepfather, Jake Fehr, three sisters, Agatha Guenther (Ike), Tina Fehr (Cornie), Eva Penner (Ben) and three brothers, Frank, Jake and Pete (Mary), nine nieces and ten nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Johann Froese in 1972.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday March 6, 2015 at the Winkler EMM Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens
Thank you to the Calgary EMS and the Peter Lougheed Hospital for trying to save him. Thanks to Pastor Dale Dueck for all the support and help. Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Home and everyone involved in the service. Also thank you to all those who have brought food, flowers, cards, prayers and condolences.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements,