Born in Delise, Saskatchewan to James and Elizabeth Reynolds, John was the eighth of twelve children. He passed away peacefully with his family members by his side on March 23, 2007 at the age of 93.
John was predeceased by his loving wife, Theresa on June 28, 1971. He is survived by two sisters, Pearl of Penticton, BC and Muriel of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
At the age of four, John moved with his family to Chilco, located northeast of Vanderhoof, where the family homesteaded and welcomed three more babies. During the Second World War (1942-1946), John served in the Armed Forces as an Artillery Signaller in the battlefields of Europe. He returned to live at Forestdale and worked at his brother George’s sawmill in Rose Lake. On April 11, 1959, John married Theresa Peters in Burns Lake. Their first home was at Decker Lake and later they moved to Gerow Island. John then worked at Star Planer before joining the staff at the Ministry of Highways until he retired.
A member of the Sons of Norway, John enjoyed music and dancing. During his final years he lived at The Pines, where he enjoyed the Bulkley Valley Old Time Fiddlers visits to the facility as well as the numerous outings in The Rambler.
The family would like to thank Dr. Norman, Dr. Graetz and Cathy Moroski as well as the wonderful staff at the Pines for the excellent care John received while living there.
The Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting a get-together for family and friends on Saturday, May 26 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pines.