John Wolney of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 71 years.
John was born in Eckville, Alberta and lived most of his early life in the Leslieville area. He moved to Prince Rupert, B.C. before settling in Fox Creek for 38 years, retiring in 2011. John was in the first Instrument Technician class at NAIT, and went on to become an electrician as well. He was an avid garage sale and antique guru, and especially enjoyed collecting Inuit and Indigenous artifacts. John also took great pleasure in his garden and his fruit trees. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he particularly loved his horseback trips to the mountains west of Rocky Mountain House with long-time friends, Ken Terry and Wayne Terpsma.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Jean; his daughter, Beverly (Michelle); his son, Eric (Julia); as well as his precious grandson, Jackson; and his black German shepherd and faithful walking buddy, Jenny. He will also be lovingly remembered by his mother, Bernice; and his sister, Marilyn Baggs and her family. John was predeceased by his father, Teofil; and two brothers, Dennis and Barry.
A Gathering of Family and Friends to Celebrate John’s Life was held at the Leslieville Community Centre, Leslieville on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in the Leslieville Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes in John’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Health Services Donations Program, c/o Rimbey Community Health Centre, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 (www.rimbeyhealthdonations.com). Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Cremation Arrangements for the Late John Wolney entrusted to the care of