John Perozak, 86, of Blairmore, AB passed away at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre on March 24, 2018. He was born in Blairmore on June 5, 1931 to John and Mary Perozak; he was the fourth of their six children.
After completing grade ten, he began his logging career working his way to becoming Head Sawyer. While he worked for several different logging companies, most of his employment was with Blairmore Sawmills. John finished his working years with Drain Brothers Construction as a welder, fabricator and mechanic.
He was a family man and an outdoorsman enjoying all things natural, in particular hunting, fishing and camping. He loved animals, both wild and tame, read voraciously, spent many years hunting elk, and later in life took pleasure glassing for climbers on Turtle Mountain. He spent many days exploring new areas with his truck and camper. To the end he was valued for his honesty, wry humor and helpful nature.
John married Vilma Vysholid in 1954; in 2017 they celebrated 63 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife; two children, David (Lori) and Wesley (Bev); as well as his sister, Irene and brother, Ron. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Joe and Steve.
With respect for John’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the York Creek Lodge Residents’ Association (P. O. Box 1050, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). John’s family wishes to thank Dr. Botha of the Crowsnest Pass, each and every one of the home care staff, York Creek Lodge care providers, and those of the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre who provided care and compassion over the last decade of his life. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555