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John Isaak

April 2, 1933 - April 19, 2011


passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on April 19, 2011. He was born in Donovan, Sask. April 2, 1933 to Jacob and Sara Isaak. He married Luetta Reimer of Yarrow on August 27, 1953. He was a teacher and administrator in Chilliwack and Dawson Creek for 14 years before joining IBM. He served for 6 years as administrator of Tabor Care Home. His last 5 years as consultant at Lynden Door, WA, USA, before his final retirement, were very enjoyable. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Lou, and children, Bob (Caroline) of Summerland, Colleen Horch (Richard), and Brad (Rose) of Calgary as well as 8 wonderful grandchildren and a ninth added by marriage. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:30 am at Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ron and Darlene Lind
Relation: "Edmonton" friends

We cherish many rich memories of times shared at Lendrum, Strawberry Creek, and watching your young family grow up. Our gracious Lord arranged one last serendippity visit with you in hospital, and the chance to see Lou and Brad again…may God grant you comfort and peace…our sincere condolences.

From: June and Fred Krause
Relation: June worked with John at Tabor Home

We both appreciated John’s great personality. June enjoyed working with him at Tabor Home Society. We send our condolences to Lou and the rest of the family.

From: Ray Johnson
Relation: Worked with John at IBM and ACT

So gald that I was able to have a chat with John recently. He was a very good friend despite being miles apart the last 20 years. I have very fond memories of his tireless effort to solve technical problems at IBM and his dedication to customer service was legendary. Most of all was his kindness and integrity in all that he did. He was always a teacher and a mentor and all who worked with him were better poeple because of his character that was grounded in his faith.
God grant you and your famliy peace and comfort in the coming days and months ahead.

From: Peter and Alva Magrath
Relation: Colleague

We are very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I hold very fond memories of working with John at ACT. Our sincere condolences to all of John’s family and friends.

From: Doug and Dianne Hill
Relation: Worked with John

Doug and I both worked with John at ACT. Then, I joined Banks-Isaak (later Banks-Hill) and got to work with John once more.

When Doug and I were married, we were honoured to have John and Lou attend our small ceremony. On his card to us that day, John wished for: “… much happiness in your relationship, loving mutual support, and a refreshing harmony in your home.” Truly words to live by!

John had such a sincere, honest, and elegant way with words. You paid attention when John spoke, and when reading something he’d written. I believe John will live on through his words of wisdom imparted to so many of us. We feel privileged to have known him.

From: Leonard Tan
Relation: Work with John at Lynden Door

Those of us at Lynden Door who had the previlege to work with John valued his wise counsel, his calm demeanor, his sense of humor, his technical expertise and most of all his love for the Lord.

His love for computers and excitement over new technology more than matched ours. We enjoyed working with John through our entire computer ERP selection and implementation process. His input, collaboration and friendship will be greatly missed.

We know John loved driving his Ford SVP Contour and no doubt is tooling around in an even better one up there.

Our sincere condolences to Lue and the family and may the Lord surround you with His love and the knowledge that we will meet again.

From: Albert Hancock
Relation: Worked With John @ Banks - Isaak

Had a chance to talk to John recently, he taught me many things, most of all he was my example of how to be a good man. I’m still coming up short…he will be missed…Albert.

From: Dwayne & Irma Barkman
Relation: Friend and Mentor

Lou, you are thought of often these days and we pray for you as you come to mind. John was a very, very special man in our lives. When we needed mentors badly, both of you were there. We remember fondly the special dinners out, the Sunday School classes John taught, the laughter and fun. May God grant you and your family comfort… that which he does best! Luv ya’

From: Tony Toews
Relation: Worked for John at Banks Isaak

I haven’t been sure of how to express my deep affection and thanks for John mentoring and friendship while I worked for him in the 1980s. I just came across the following when interviewed by Microsoft a few years back.
“Who is your hero? John Isaak. A long time manager in my twenties while I was learning computer, human, and client relationship skills. And who helped me deal with my father’s illness at the time.”
I also use John’s name in a few sample screen shots of my software on my websites.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 25, 2011
Beginning at 11:30am

Bakerview MB Church
2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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