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John Rempel

1932 – 2009  

It is with personal sadness that we announce the passing of John Rempel of Carman, on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the age of 76. Having recently been diagnosed with cancer, he passed peacefully to be with his Lord and Saviour at Boundary Trail Hospital.  

A keen aviator, John is survived by his wife Kathleen, son Barry Rempel (Janice) of Winnipeg, daughter Kathy Schatz (Stephen) of Burns Lake, BC., grand-daughters Stephanie in Sapporo, Japan and Jayme Duncan (Brandon) of Burns Lake. BC.  

John also leaves behind a brother Martin Rempel (Sara); sister-in-law Sylvia Rempel and sisters Martha Gerbrandt (John), Mary Shirritt (Chuck), Ruth Hildebrand (Wilf), Ann Schellenberg (Don) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Martin and Annie Rempel and by his brother Peter.  

John was born and raised in the Plum Coulee – Lowe Farm area. His career took him to much further afield. After leaving home, he worked as a grain buyer for Manitoba Pool and electrician with Keewatin Electric. Having determined that working outside in Manitoba winters left something to be desired he joined Trans-Canada Airlines (Air Canada) in 1964, retiring as the Manager of Maintenance for the base in Edmonton.  

Upon retirement, John and Kathleen moved to be closer to family in Medicine Hat and eventually on to Carman in 2008.  

John constantly watched the skies. Some would say it was from whence came his help, others knew that while that was true, there might also be an airplane he recognized. Aviation was an important part of who he was. From his early desire to get his "wings" through the Winnipeg Flying Club to keeping in touch in later years through "flying" the Flight Simulator on his beloved computer.  

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Boundary Trails Health Centre and Palliative Care. John truly appreciated the friendliness and caring attitude, commenting on how he sometimes felt they treated him as though they were somehow his own personal care givers.  

Funeral services to be held on Friday, January 9 at 2 pm at Carman Mennonite Church  

Interment - Greenwood Cemetery, Carman, Manitoba.  

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Stephanie Schatz, care of Pioneers Canada.  

Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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