It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, father-in-law and friend after a short battle with cancer.
John was born in Drummond, New Brunswick to Isadore and Albina Bourgoin on May 4, 1950. He was the seventh child of eighteen. He moved to Terrace in January, 1968, where he met the love of his life, Bernadette (Birdie) Scheper. They were married on November 25, 1972 and again on August 16, 2014.
John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Birdie, sons Shane (Chandra), Matt (Carrie), grandchildren Ashley, Brodie and Rebecca and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Strydom, Dr. Fourie and the palliative care staff for all their support and kindness during John’s illness. They would also like to extend a special thanks to all their family and friends for all their prayers, cards, flowers, food and support. A special Thank You goes out to Earl and Mona Houlden for their overwhelming support, thoughtfulness and compassion.