John Ray Kasprow

June 02, 1956 - March 28, 2024


Obituary For John Ray Kasprow

We are sad to announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of John Kasprow (aka Johnny or Hatch) at his home in Wanham, AB on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the age of 67 years.

John was born in Spirit River, AB on June 2, 1956 and spent the majority of his life in Wanham, AB.

Most of John’s work life found him either in the oil patch or farming with his father John Sr. and brother Randy (both predeceased).

John met his former wife Julie at the Wanham Plowing Match. Together they had two children, AJ in 1988 and Anna in 1994. John also became a beloved grandpa to Myah (Anna’s daughter) in 2016. Although John and Julie parted ways they remained friends until his passing.

John had a notably loud laugh and could be quite competitive at times. He especially enjoyed playing baseball and hockey on the Wanham teams as well as camping, fishing trips with his family and playing cards. He valued his friends, his neighbours (especially those who looked out for him) alongside all with whom he shared coffee and good conversation.

John is survived by his mother Elly; sisters Ruth (David) and Debbie (Earl); close friend Julie; children AJ and Anna (Anthony); granddaughter Myah; and loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

We will miss and remember you fondly.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 1:00pm at Oliver’s Funeral Home (10005 107 Ave.) Grande Prairie, AB.

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  • April 16, 2024

    A.J, Anna & Myah, Julie We are sad to hear about your dad. We always enjoyed when John would come camping in Kamloops with his family. A good time was had by everyone and lots of great barbecues. He'll always be with you in your great memories of him. All our love Uncle Wally, Auntie Diane and our whole family.

  • April 15, 2024

    A.J., Anna and Myah , I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and Grandfather. I will always remember John as a kind and loveable man. He had a great sense of humor and made me laugh . I have many fond memories of him. I am sorry for your loss and hope that peace surrounds you all during this time of healing and grief. With love from Auntie Buddy Remillard.

  • April 13, 2024

    So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. What a great guy and hard worker. May all the good memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Sincere Sympathy Paul & Vicky Yaremko

  • April 13, 2024

    John had become a variable member of the Wanham Senior Centre. He made us laugh he could make us mad but he was nice to be around. Bless you John and happy memories to his family. julie ,aj ,anna debbie their families etc. Terry and Jim

  • April 12, 2024

    Julie, AJ, Anna and Myah, We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. Many warm thoughts for you all at this sad time. Our deepest condolences to all the family Robbie & Andy Boulet

  • April 11, 2024

    I have so many found memories of Uncle John mostly his visits at Christmas. Growing up he was the uncle who always took the time to play games with us! AJ, Anna, Aunty Julie, and Myah sending you big hugs and lots of love as you go through this difficult time!


  • 4 TREES

    4 Trees were planted in memory of John Ray Kasprow - April 12, 2024

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    2 Trees were planted in memory of John Ray Kasprow - April 12, 2024


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