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Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada


John David Unrau

John Unrau passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the age of 51 years with his brother Phil and Janine by his side.

John David Unrau was born to Bernhard (Ben) and Frieda Unrau on August 4th, 1970 in St. Claude, MB. John grew up on the family farm in Graysville until the age of 17 when the family moved to a farm near Elm Creek. After graduating high school from Carman Collegiate, he moved to Carman and started his lengthy career in the trucking industry. John was blessed with his first son Steven in 2003 and Nicholas (Nick) in 2005. John was involved in different levels of trucking until January 2019 when he became a Snap-On franchisee. John’s two greatest passions were his sons and his Snap-On career, particularly the customers who became friends.

In 2014, John was diagnosed with cancer for the first time and had one kidney removed which deemed him cancer free. He remained cancer free until September 6, 2019 when he learnt the cancer had returned. In May 2020 he moved in with his brother Phil and Janine and family. Since his re-diagnosis, John’s spirits and outlook on life remained very positive and he was an inspiration to many. In his 2.5 years of battling cancer, John remained strong and passionate about his friends, family, Snap-On and living his life to the fullest.

He was predeceased by his mom Frieda (1986), his dad Ben (2021), sisters Katie (1967) and Eva (1967) and brother-in-law Ervin Ens (2014). He is survived by his two sons; Steven and Nick, brothers and sisters; Aaron (Theresa), Hank (Colleen), Helen (Dan), Elizabeth, Dorothy (Ken), Dan (Jackie), Phil (Janine), Matilda (Tim), Becky (Kevin) and their families, and by his step-mom Sarah Unrau. He was also survived by many friends, far and wide, that he met through his trucking and Snap-On careers.

A public service will be held at the Carman Community Hall on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at the Carman Cemetery to follow. If friends so desire, donations may be made in John’s name to CancerCare Manitoba or Eden Foundation.  

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