John was born on July 19, 1935 in the Osler, SK and passed away on May 19, 2016 at Samaritan Place Care Home in Saskatoon with his wife and family by his side. His life was based on the farm south of Saskatoon with his wife of 55 years, where they enjoyed the fruits if their labour. Watching their yard mature from their back deck or front window in the house. Dad retired from International Packers after 27 years. After that, until he took ill, he spent the rest of his time at the farm in the shop building many wood working projects or having coffee on the back deck with friends and family. Dad will be greatly missed and leave fond memories to his family and wife, Dawn Hiebert; Blair, (Bonnie and Baily); David Karen (Riley and Brooklyn) and numerous brothers and sisters on both sides of the family. John was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Katherina, brothers Pete and Cornie; sisters Martha and several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday May 28, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. at Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St East, Saskatoon, SK. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stefan Funk – DALMENY FUNERAL HOME (306-254-2022).