Dianne Maliepaard posted a condolence
Saturday, February 9, 2019Dear Carolyn, I was shocked and saddened to read that you had lost your husband on Jan. first. I didn't know him but from reading the tributes to him here I understand he was a very special person who contributed to the lives of many people and to the communities where he he lived. I know your faith and the love of family and friends will help you deal with this most difficult loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Dianne Maliepaard
Diane, Doug, Cooper and Joshua Sinclair posted a condolence
Monday, February 4, 2019Carolyn, We are sorry we are not able to be at the service on February 4, 2019. John will be missed by many people. He was just a wonderful man and a friend to many. It will be a struggle, we are sure, without him in your life every day. Know that many friends surround you and many are just a call away. Diane, Doug, Cooper & Joshua Sinclair
David McKillop posted a condolence
Monday, February 4, 2019Dear Carolyn and family, Blessings to you during this difficult time. The love you two had for each other was rivaled only by that you shared with those around you. The joy, laughter and heart-felt talks we have had always meant so much. John’s spirit will live on and continue to brings smiles to all who had the good fortune to know and share time with him.
Kent & Kathy Galbraith - Calgary posted a condolence
Sunday, February 3, 2019Dear Carolyn and family. We were very saddened to hear of John's passing. We had hoped to join you for John's 'Celebration of Life' and were very disappointed with the change in weather and poor travelling conditions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With our Love and friendship.
Gail Murray posted a condolence
Sunday, February 3, 2019We are very sorry for your loss, Carolyn! I only met John a couple times - he was very friendly, warm and caring to all of us at YGULP as were you during your time as our leader and shepherd at Yellow Grass. We wish you strength and God's blessings upon you in your continuing life's journey.
Eileen Kalynka posted a condolence
Saturday, February 2, 2019So sorry to hear of John's passing..Sooo sad.
Randy and Nancy McCurdy posted a condolence
Saturday, February 2, 2019Randy and I were so sorry to read of John's passing. We enjoyed many many conversations while we looked after his barbering needs. We will miss him...
Bonny and Roger DeCorby posted a condolence
Saturday, February 2, 2019Carolyn, we are so very sorry to hear of John’s death, sending you our sympathy and love.
Nelson and Penny McKee posted a condolence
Thursday, January 31, 2019We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing ,may God’s love surround you at this difficult time. With sympathy, Nelson and Penny McKee
Eric and Marion loucks posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 29, 2019Our deepest sympathy Caroline. Sincerely Eric and Marion
Rusty Ekness posted a condolence
Sunday, January 27, 2019Very sorry to hear about the passing of Pastor John. He was my pastor during high school in Crosby. I haven't seen him in years but still think about him. To this day, I equate rainbows with Pastor John. During confirmation classes, I remember seeing his parsonage bedroom decked out with them. He also gave me a rainbow coffee mug for confirmation which I still use to this day (even though it is starting to fade after all these years). Whenever I hear the song "Lord of the Dance" and the lyrics 'I am the lord of the dance said he', I think of this big Pastor John literally dancing on Easter Sunday service at 1st Presbyterian Church in Crosby. Also, one service we walked in and the church was filled with colorful balloons - impactful to say the least. I also remember Pastor John joining our family for Christmas Eve after services, and I was quite surprised to see a pastor adding a little extra something to his egg nog! My sympathies on the passing of Pastor John but his impact will live on for sure.
Mary Brubacher posted a condolence
Thursday, January 24, 2019Dear Carolyn… I am so very sorry… Words fail… John is missed by so very many, me included. For me, John was the United Church “rock” here in Saskatchewan and Regina--ever present, ever serving, with a keen mind and a thoughtful, caring presence, someone who could be counted on. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband and partner in life.
Donna Rumpel posted a condolence
Saturday, January 19, 2019My sincere sympathy to you Carolyn. I had the honor and the pleasure of working with John in the theatre family as well as the faith family. His genuine thoughtfulness and caring for others was always evident. He was a role model and mentor for many and touched the lives of uncountable others. His influence will be never be forgotten. “Nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much.”
Gail McArthur Posehn posted a condolence
Friday, January 18, 2019Carolyn, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go forward without the love of your life. May the presence of God and your many friends and family bring you comfort and peace. John will be missed by so many! Gail & Daryl Posehn
Carol Stevenson Seller posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 16, 2019Carolyn, I'm sending you much love and strength for this sad time of loss. So glad we had a few minutes with you and John. Couple summers ago. In community, Carol and for Frederick
Carol Wendel posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 15, 2019Haas Family, My deepest sympathies to you on John's death. I knew him during his years of service in Crosby as I served the congregation in Noonan. We interacted within clergy circles and also in Cameo Players. I loved John's love of life, his wonderful laugh, and gracious attitude. We did not keep in touch after his move, but I have thought of him often with fondness and will miss just "knowing he's here," but look forward to seeing him again, as I am sure you do as well. May God's comfort and peace be yours as you grieve and may you find hope and joy in the promise of resurrection and life eternal!
Ken & Cathy Martin posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 15, 2019Dear Carolyn & Family- John was such a wonderful pastor, person & friend. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him in Crosby & at the 1st Presby. Church. I would suppose that he has his butterfly shawl on & is singing & dancing "The Lord of the Dance". Let us not forget that snow storm at your wedding. Our thoughts are with you & "God Bless". Love, Ken & Cathy
Pam Burns posted a condolence
Monday, January 14, 2019Dear Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear of John's illness and passing! I feel sure that my parents, John and Elaine Andrist from Crosby, were happy to welcome him "home." Your John was very special to our family, and even to my own family when I had little ones that visited Crosby at Christmas time, and could always expect a visit at Grandma and Grandpa's house from a kindly, cheerful Santa. (aka John Haas) My parents were so delighted when you and John found one another, and I can't believe that was over 30 years ago already! I truly hope you will be comforted by many precious memories, as well as our shared belief that we will all be reunited one day. In the meantime, may God wrap God's arms around you and hold you close. In sympathy, Pam (Andrist) Burns
Marilee Iverson posted a condolence
Thursday, January 10, 2019John is going to be missed by so many people in so many different ways. He seemed to sense what a person needed before it was expressed and meet that need with gentleness, wisdom and humour. How much he was loved.
Brent Owens posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 9, 2019I’m sorry to hear of Pastor John’s passing. He was the first pastor I remember at the Presbyterian Church in Crosby, ND. I’m sure he touched many lives.
Shelagh MacKinnon posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 9, 2019Dear Carolyn: Margaret Harper passed along this sad news to us, out here in Victoria. I remember our trip to Israel so many years ago, and how great it was to have you in the same group. Cheryl and I send our loving condolences to you and who knew and loved him best Blessings, Shelagh MacKinnon and Cheryl Back
Shirley Pridmore posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 8, 2019I was sorry to hear of John's passing and wanted you to know.
Gloria Espeseth posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 8, 2019My parents, Arne and Gladys Espeseth (Glenwood Lutheran Church, rural Crosby, ND), loved Pastor John because he loved them. Serving Crosby Ecumenical Parish (2 Lutheran congregations and 1 Presbyterian) seemed natural to him...he was a Lutherterian! Pastor John once said the hardest part was remembering where the Apostles Creed went because it was in three different places in the three congregations. My mom was Glenwood's organist, and my dad, well, my dad was John's foil for humor and vice versa. When my dad died, Pastor John had already moved to Regina. I wrote the sermon for dad's funeral and included a "Pastor John story" which got those prairie Norwegian Lutherans to laugh at a funeral! Pastor John's ministry in North Dakota was one of love and laughter and faithfulness to the gospel. Thank you John for your faithful service to Crosby Ecumenical Parish.
Jim Von Riesen posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 8, 2019Oh, Carolyn! I am so sorry to hear this very sad news.I have so many wonderful memories of working with John on programs at the Centre and travelling with you and John to Iona. I will remember, his sense of humor, his intellect, his compassion and most of all, his joy of life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and those you love as you move through this difficult time. Jim Von Riesen
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Monday, January 7, 2019
Myrna Steer posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019So very sorry to hear of John's passing Carolyn. Hopefully your many happy memories will help ease your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. Love Myrna
Karen Mitchell posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019I was so sorry to learn this news. My sincere sympathy to you, Carolyn. John was a blessing to so many and especially to you. May the wonderful memories continue to bless you and may God's grace surround you.
Anne Campbell posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019My deepest condolences Carolyn and family ... such a shock ... John was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Blessings, Anne
Chuck Jordan posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019My condolences to John’s family.
Kudi Thompson posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019Immortality is to live one's life doing good things, and leaving our mark's behind. Uncle John has left marks in many lifes including mine. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Please accept my deepest condolence.
Mike Gill posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019John was a face I always saw at the theatre and, as an actor, immediately felt supported upon seeing him. He had great insightful questions for artists and a loving heart. So sorry for your loss, and the loss of a brilliant patron of the arts.
Marilyn & David Oancia lit a candle
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Andrea Stewart posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019My deepest sympathy to you Carolyn and to all those many people who love John. He was so good to me and my whole family whether in joy or in grief. My heart goes out to you.
Lucy Hill & Daniel Maslany posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019Dear Carolyn, Daniel and I are so sorry to hear of John's passing. You have both been such enthusiastic patrons of the arts, and your support has meant so much to us over the years. We've always enjoyed seeing you and John in the front row at the Globe on Opening Night and at the reception afterward. Warm wishes, Lucy & Daniel
Kaitlyn and Greg posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019So sorry to hear of your loss Carolyn. You and John are such a huge part of what makes working at the Globe Theatre special. John will be missed as he was such a beacon of love and light, a beautiful and important supporter of live theatre, and an all around wonderful human. Much love!!! -Kaitlyn and Greg
Jennifer posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019Our entire family is sending love to yours. We are so sad that John is gone. With deepest sympathy, Jen, Dimitri, Zoe, and Leo
Kara Benz posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019Carolyn - My sincere condolences to you and his family. I remember John as such a kind and caring man with a witty sense of humour. Take Care, Kara (Greves) Benz
Crystal and Blaine Dodds posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019Our condolences to his family.
Karen Messer-Engel posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Dear Carolyn we are so sad to hear that John has passed. He was a wonderful person with a heart of gold and a larger than life personality! We are thinking of you and John at this very sad time and wishing that soon your pain will be replaced with fond memories of John and the love you shared. Karen, Jim, Lily and Sophie Engel
Eva Stanley posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019I am so sorry to hear this news - he was a lovely man, smart, funny, caring and someone I admired. Sending love and prayers...
Kimberley A Burns posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Carolyn,so sorry to hear of John"s passing.Our prayers and God"s blessings are with you. John and Kim Burns
Troni Grande posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019An irreplaceable human being, full of warmth, laughter, compassion and honesty—John’s sermons at Wesley always touched me deeply and helped me and my family grow in faith over the years. Your life together, Carolyn, has been well lived for God. May you feel the arms of the Divine, and John’s enduring spirit, around you in this night of sorrow.
Mary Anne Grand posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019My deepest sympathy Carolyn on the passing of John, may God walk with you on your journey of grief. I had great respect for John, when being in Wascana Presbytery with him and each time I had the privilege of meeting him. May his memories give you peace. My care, compassion and prayers be yours at this difficult time. God's Blessings Mary Anne Grand
Randy and Nancy McCurdy posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019So sorry Carolyn to hear of Johns passing. We were Johns barbers and shared many a good story together. We just saw him before Christmas...
Meghan butler jones posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. Mom was keeping us updated as I was in hospital at the same time.
Jean Freeman posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing! You have both been such a warm and welcome part of my life for such a long time, this will be a very sad change. My love and thanks go out to you, with a promise to continue my admiration and friendship. Much love, Jean Freeman
Duane Sweep posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019I am so sorry to hear of John's death. It is he who reminded me that we all have a calling -- whether it be to ordained ministry in the church or to be the editor of a small-town newspaper. Just last month I noticed that he read the humorous anecdote in the newsletter I now edit. Even though we didn't stay closely in touch for many years, John always remained my friend. I will miss him.
Marilyn Drever posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Please accept our condolences. John was an inspirational and thoughtful man. We will miss him. Marilyn and Don
Jennifer Tupper posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019We are so deeply sorry to hear of Jon‘s passing. He was such a bright light and touched so many lives. We are grateful to have known him. Our heartfelt condolences to Carolyn, family and friends.
Deena Arthur & Alger Seon posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Hard to hear the news of John's passing. He was an inspiring preacher, a good administrator, and a cheerful person. We were married by John and he will always be remembered by us with love.
Barb janes posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019So sorry, Caroline, will be thinking of you. Grieve however you need to.
Brian Tomlinson posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Rest In Peace John. Your words of encouragement when I deeply needed them will always be appreciated. You and Carolyn conducting the Christmas Eve late service at Wesley for those whose Christmas was less than joyous will also be locked in my memory. Thank you for your love and service to the Church. May the Peace, Grace and Love of our Lord God be with your family and friends.
Gayle Wensley posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019So sorry to hear of John's passing. It was an honour to know him. He had a wonderful sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family, Carolyn.
Erika Altwasser posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019Condolences from your YGULP friends.
Wilma Wessel posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019It is difficult to imagine Wesley Umited or the whole UC in SASKATCHEWAN without John. Good humour and fine preaching were 2 of his hallmarks plus acting in amateur plays. Carolynne—I remember the day you introduced John to the congregation at Whitmore Park saying “this is the man I am going to marry”. It was a thrill to meet him that way. He also sang very well!!! Love to all concerned, Wilma and Dave Wessel in Kakamega, Kenya
Michele Rowe posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019I treasure John's encouragement of my ministry and the ways in which he served the church with such dedication. May God be close to all who love him.
Lynn Caldwell posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019To Carolyn and all who hold John especially close - my deep sympathy and care to you. I've had many connections with John over the years and his kindness, humour, and thoughtfulness have always been so warmly expressed. I am so sorry to hear this news.
Cindy Gossling posted a condolence
Friday, January 4, 2019John was just so special. I got to lead a First Five event with him and we had so much fun. I’m so sorry for your loss Carolyn.
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