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John Janzen passed away peacefully at Donwood Manor with family by his side at the age of 97, he was born in Ukraine and moved to Germany where he met his future wife Johanna.
In 1951 John, Johanna and son Fred immigrated to Canada, settling in Manitou before moving to Winnipeg. John was an accomplished carpenter and worked at Redekopp Lumber for many years.
John was an avid gardener with a huge garden, he loved growing tomatoes and his family always enjoyed Opa's tomatoes. His favourite time would be relaxing and falling asleep under his apple tree in the backyard, he also enjoyed singing in the choir at Holy Redeemer church.
John is survived by his wife of 74 years: Johanna. His children: Fred (Lorna), Herb (Penny), George and Elisabeth (John) Tait. He is survived by five grandchildren: Jodi (Rob) Makkreel, Drew (Jennifer), Anthony (Lorissa), Jason and Matthew (Brittney). Also, survived by ten great-grandchildren, John's sister Helen Pauls and brother Peter.
A private interment will be held.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff of 2 North Donwood Manor for their excellent care and support of John.

Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • John and I met at Holy Reedemer church and always had pleasant assocations. Holy Reedemer was always a pleasant and interesting contact with the creator(GOD) and his hopefull servants, john being one of special mention. John, my the lord invite you into his house of "many rooms" and give you the life hope of eternal happiness. My I one day be blessed with meeting you again in the eternal/spiritual dimension! Cam - Posted by: Cam Neirinck (parishner/friend) on: Nov 09, 2022

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