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Date of Passing: Sep 14, 2020

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Warkentin on Sunday, September 14, 2020, at the age of 77, with some of his family by his side.
John is now in peace after a difficult year-long battle with cancer. He spent the last few months at Riverview Health Centre where he continued to amaze the staff with his resilience and as his wry wit.
John is predeceased by his wife Yvonne and his parents, John and Margaret, and brother-in-law Eddie. He is survived by his close companion Sharon; his sisters, Margaret and Marilyn (John); his three daughters, Fran (Leo), Shelley (Gerald) and Janelle (Kevin); and his grandchildren, Marissa, Zoé, Alexisse, Liam, Sophie and Zach.
John always valued quality time with family and friends and found joy and friendships on the golf course, playing hockey, and camping.
John was a beloved grandpa who always had time to participate in his grandkids lives.

We will miss you so much!

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances a private service will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at First Mennonite Church. Guests by invitation only. The funeral service will be livestreamed and you are invited to join the family by accessing the following link, once prompted for the password, please enter Arbor2020.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff on 3 West and 3 East at Riverview Health Centre and the dedicated and caring home care workers who supported him at Seine River Residence.
In lieu of flowers and if friends so desire, donations may be made to Riverview Health Centre - Personal Care Unit 3W.

Family and friends may sign a
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Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Our condolences to Fran, Shelley, Janelle and families. Growing up our families had many good times. Take care. Karen and Ray - Posted by: Karen Toews (Friend) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • Bob and I were introduced to John and Yvonne through mutual friends and enjoyed their company very much. We shared many a fun golf game, dinners out and time at our cabin. We were very grateful that they dedicated time to assisting us in the care of that cabin. Bob and John played with the Reman Raiders together. They enjoyed every loss and the one glorious win !! You will be remembered and missed for sure. It was a blessing to have know you John. - Posted by: Barb and Bob Friesen (Friends ) on: Sep 23, 2020

  • Some Memories: John and I grew up in Grunthal. John's family lived in town and my family lived on a small farm close to the village. I was always under the impression that John should have been the farmer and I should have been the town kid. Since his father owned a local dealership, John grew up driving tractors and pick-up trucks. Sat beside each other for most of our school career and we were quite convinced that we could navigate through a school math book better than any of our teachers could. FLY SAFELY JOHN! - Posted by: John Neufeld (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • I have fond memories of our supper group get togethers over the past years. Deepest condolences to John's family and relatives. May it be a comfort to you knowing his struggle is over for him. Johanna Kellett - Posted by: Johanna Kellett (friend) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • My condolences to the family, John was a great mentor and supervisor at the City Operations Department. - Posted by: Scott Payne (Co-worker) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • I worked with John for many years with the City of Winnipeg Works and Operations District 6. He was a very nice person and always a pleasure to be around. - Posted by: Pat Myketa (former co-worker) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • Fran - Shelly - Janelle I am sad to hear of your loss of your Dad [ JOHN ] When your Mom [ Yvonne ] was still alive had many of good times with your Mom & Dad as you moved into the cove shortly after i moved in. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely Walter Thompson [ friend ] - Posted by: WALTER THOMPSON (good friend) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to John’s children and the whole family. Truly sorry for your loss. Denise Stone - Posted by: Denise Stone (Family acquaintenance) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • So saddened to hear of John’s passing. My sincere condolences to His family and many friends. Bob Fleming - Posted by: Bob Fleming (Old timers hockey teammate) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! - Posted by: Jan & Walter Chubey (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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