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In Loving Memory Of

John Markovich

 

The family of John Markovich is sad to announce his passing from cancer on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at age 87.

Dad was born on the farm near Rycroft, in the heart of the Peace River country, a badge he wore with pride throughout his life.

Dad is mourned by his wife of 55 years, Reita; his children Phil (Mary), Jean, Norm (Paula), and Carole; and his grandson Aidan. His loss is also felt by sister Barbara Stanich; brothers Paul (Maureen) and Nick (Ruth); sister-in-law Dorothy; and brother-in-law Paul Loroff. John will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families and by Mom’s family including the Harding, Wilson, Wood and Karges families.

Dad was predeceased by his parents John and Mary; brother Tony; sisters Anne Hemmingway, Mary, Edith Barich and Matilda Loroff; sister-in-law Liz; and brothers- in-law Lester Hemmingway, Andrew Stanich and Mike Barich.

Growing up on a farm, Dad learned the value of hard work and sacrifice. He graduated with a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree from the University of Alberta. He was proud of his time there and all the people he got to know from St. Joseph’s College. After university, he worked for the Alberta Government until he took early retirement. That opened the door for his next career as a real estate agent, a vocation he deeply enjoyed.

In his later retirement, he was virtually a professional player of hockey drafts, especially the Kenaston Super Draft. Dad also loved gardening and was proud of his roses and sweet peas.

We are sad to no longer enjoy Dad’s laughter, numerous stories and regular encounters with many people he got to know over the years through the Peace Country, his work, his volunteer activities, and the neighbourhood.

We are forever grateful to the wonderful, caring, compassionate people at the Misericordia Community Hospital who made Dad’s final days comfortable.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Rycroft, AB.

In memory of John, donations to Covenant Foundation (3C60 11111 Jasper Ave. NW,

Edmonton, AB, T5K 0L4 http://covenantfoundation.ca/) or to STARS (10911 123 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7Z3, http://www.stars.ca/ab/ ) are welcome.

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In Loving Memory of

John Markovich
 

 
 

 
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Funeral Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, November 11, 2017
12:00 PM
St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church
Box 189
Rycroft, AB
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