December 19, 1943 – October 12, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Martin Ceh of Terrace, BC, who was called to be with the Lord on October 12, 2019 at the age of 75 years.
Johnny was born on December 19, 1943 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. He was raised with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and spent many leisurely hours hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms and panning for gold. He was gifted with his hands and enjoyed woodworking and turning broken junk into items of value but his greatest talent seemed to be his gardening – he had tremendous satisfaction growing prize worthy vegetables and flowers.
Johnny was grateful to have won the heart of a lovely young lady, Carolyn Johnson and were blessed with a family to nurture and adore. He was a skilled heavy-equipment operator. He worked hard and sacrificed much so that his children would have a secure home and promising future. After the death of his beloved Carolyn in 1982, Johnny found love once more in the heart of Joan Boake. They enjoyed each other’s company for many years and his laughter was present again.
Although gone from our eyes, he will forever remain in our hearts. May he find peace in the eternal paradise.
He is survived by his children, John Ceh Jr., Carol (Fred) Horbay and Patsy (Jim) Malin; his grandchildren, Kurt, Corey, Robin, Jason, Katie, Josh, Emily, Grayson, Cody and Callee; his great grandchildren, Kohl, Kara, Megan, Rylan, Rhett, Jamie-Lee, Ace, Rhidian and Daniella; his brothers, Alex (Daire) Ceh and Gordon (Kathy) Ceh; his step-sister, Lee (Alan) Hopkinson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family as well as the many friends he made throughout his lifetime.
He was predeceased by Carolyn Ceh in 1982 and his wife, Joan Ceh in 2012.
A Celebration of John’s life was held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1 pm in the Bellevue Legion with Pastor Bill White officiating.
Donations in memory of the late John Martin Ceh may be directed towards Hillcrest Fish & Game (PO Box 125, Hillcrest, AB T0K 1C0).
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