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John Thorvaldson

John Thorvaldson

Tuesday, November 15th, 1955 Friday, July 3rd, 2020

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Obituary for John Thor Thorvaldson

With heavy hearts we regret to announce the sudden passing of John Thor Thorvaldson on July 3, 2020 at the age of 64.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Gail, stepson Mitchell (Amanda), daughter Samantha (Duane), and son, James (Jessica). Cherished grandfather to Kaden, Savannah, Oliver and Lady.

John is survived by his sister Janice (Lloyd) and brothers Gerald (Joyce) and Erik, mother-in-law Marlene, sisters-in-law Maxine (Brian), Laurie and Brenda (Rod). Numerous family and friends will miss his sparkling wit and vast knowledge of everything.

John was a man of many hats, but his main trade was as an electrician; John brought "light" into everyone’s lives as well as joy and relaxation at his RV park, Blue Water, in Pine Falls Manitoba. John loved to travel and was pleased to be able to see a lot of the world; escaping the cold of Winnipeg winters with Gail was a treasured luxury he enjoyed. John would get swooped away by Gail on trips with a destination he couldn’t remember, as there were often too many booked for him to keep track of! Known for his tilly hat and quiet smiles, John could have you in stitches with a dry witted comment at any time. John had an absolutely incredible vocabulary, the only word he didn’t know was “no”, his generosity knew no bounds and he provided to all he knew in abundance. John was extremely giving and helped many begin their careers in trades so that they could have the best chance in life possible. John will be very missed by all who knew him.

It’s not goodbye, it’s until we meet again. All of our love to you John. "Good today"

A graveside service will be held at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Please meet inside the main cemetery gates. Due to COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines, we ask everyone to please respect and adhere to physical distancing requirements.

A graveside service will be held at Brookside Cemetery on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11 am.

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    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Brookside Cemetery
    3001 Notre Dame Avenue
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    Friday, July 17th, 2020
    Please meet inside the main cemetery gates (Administration Office Gates) Due to COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines, we ask everyone to please respect and adhere to physical distancing requirements.

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Kevin Harold and the Crescent Financial Team

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Corinne and John De Decker

Gail, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved John. We are here if you need anything at all. Rest well kind Sir and thank you for opening your arms and heart to so many.
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Shari Diotte

Gail my heart goes out to you, treasure the memories. - Shari
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Sheree Manchulenko

My sincerest sympathy to Gail and family - it is such a tragedy when a loved one is taken so unexpectedly. Seems like just the other day that John was busy tackling and crossing off jobs on the “honey do” list at that Park. There are no words at a time like this that can ease your sorrow, but may it help to know that there are others that share your pain and your love of John.
Comment | Posted at 04:09pm via Condolence

Janice Graveline

It is with great sorrow that we heard of the passing of John. He was kind and quiet man. Our condolences to Gail and the rest of the family.
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