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John Harry Getz

August 9, 1954 - May 22, 2023


John Harry Getz, 68, of Abbotsford, BC, formerly of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, left us to be with Jesus on May 22, 2023 with his family by his side after a very brief fight with cancer. 


John was born August 9, 1954 in Prelate, Saskatchewan to Harry and Theresa Getz. John lived in Saskatchewan where he met his sweetheart Brenda and they were married December 7, 1974. They had the greatest love and were inseparable. They were blessed with five children: Sherry, Nicole, their angel baby Amber, John and Chelsey. 


John worked hard and had many jobs, but spent most of his career as the hardest working meat cutter that one could find. He retired a short 3 1/2 years ago in 2019 and enjoyed every extra moment that he could spend with his family.


His hobbies included fixing cars, watching hockey, lifting weights and doing push-ups, going to car shows and watching arm wrestling.


John is survived by his wife, Brenda, his children: Sherry (Teo), Nicole (Steve), John (Jenn), and Chelsey, his grandchildren: Kailee, Alex, Mattias, Colby, Connor and Tayler, and his siblings: Rose (Norman), Kathy, Sharon (Wes), Gerald, Will (Michelle) and Peggy. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amber, his father, Harry and his mother, Theresa.


John will especially be remembered as a gentle giant with his kind spirit and soft heart. He was a strong, hard-working man, an amazing son, father, loving husband and devoted Grandpa. 


The memorial will be held at LifeSpring Church, located at 2393 West Railway Street in Abbotsford on Monday, May 29 at 1 pm. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to our family’s GFM page which is being used to cover funeral expenses and to provide financial stability for his wife, Brenda. See link below.




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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sherry Getz


From: Chelsey Getz

Oh, my handsome Dad. Thank you for teaching me to be strong and independent and to work hard for everything I have. I love you so much and I will miss you every single day of my life. See you. 💙

From: Jen sparks
Relation: Uncle to boyfriend

Sending Condolences to family
and friends. He was such a kind man

From: Maxine Bailey
Relation: He was a friend

John was such a kind caring friend. Tim and i will sure miss him. I remember the day he carried a washer and dryer up my basement stairs like they were empty boxes, i was so amazed at how strong he was. It was so funny to see John and Brenda together, he was so tall and she was so short. John and Brenda had a marriage made in heaven and i look up to them. Literaly looked up to John…lol… rest in paradise my friend

From: Kailee
Relation: My grandpa

Grandpa, i love u
Thank you for everything You did for Me, sitting there with u as u fixed up my car or all the times we spent together I will always hold close to my heart.
My funny grandpa
I’ll miss you
All the little things I notice are gone now 😔
Until I see u again
Thank you for always taking care of Me .

From: Nick & Clara Cadorette
Relation: John in my brother in the Lord

Dear Brenda and Family, Clara and I are sorry for the passing of your precious John. Please accept our condolences as we grieve with you for your loss. I, (Nick) have the sweetest memories of John. We pray for God’s comfort and strength in these sorrowful times.

From: Tammy Coxson
Relation: Was my friends dad

My Condolences to the family I only met him a few times when me and Chelsea used to work. He was such a nice man my heart goes out to the family

From: Nicole McIlravey
Relation: My Dad

There are no adequate words to convey how much I love you and what an
incredible hole that has been left behind now that you are gone. I love you with all of my heart and will miss you always and forever, Dad! Till we meet again!

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
May 29, 2023
Beginning at 1:00pm

LifeSpring Church
2393 West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2393 West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to our family’s GFM page which is being used to cover funeral expenses and to provide financial stability for his wife, Brenda. See link below.



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