John Koelemy

February 3, 1936 – August 31, 2013

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Koelemy. The beloved Husband and Soul Mate to Kay;

Much loved Father to Sons Troy (Kara) and Rick (Penny); Beloved Grandfather to Hayden; Much Loved Stepfather to Wes (Karen) and Lloyd;

And dearly loved by many Step Grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren.

John was a gentle Giant, always laughing and joking. Until retirement, he worked hard and enjoyed his work. He loved camping and singing around the campfire, and took an active part in the skits they used to put on. In general kept everyone laughing. John will be missed by all the Mile 31 Crew.

A Celebration of John’s life was held on Sept. 07, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Parish with Father Terry officiating. The Eulogy was done by Tom Harris, He also sang and told humorous stories of John’s life. Lola Kinney sang two of John’s favourite songs.

Open mike was filled with laughter, just as John would have loved.

Thank you so much to all of you that helped: Father Terry for such a nice service. Tom Harris for being there for us once again.

Granddaughter Eryn Stokes for the wonderful collage.

And all the others who were there for us.

Kay, Wes, Lloyd, Troy and Rick and their families.


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