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John Friedrich Wegenast

May 18, 1957 - September 25, 2022

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John passed away tragically Sunday afternoon at one of his favourite places, Sumas Mountain.
John made friends wherever he went. An active member of Greendale MB Church for 30 years, John was well-known and well-loved in his community. After a long career in the dairy industry, in retirement John enjoyed serving alongside his son Jesse with the 5 and 2 Ministries in Abbotsford.
Loving husband to Valerie for over 40 years. Father of James (Julia) Wegenast, Jesse (Sharalin) Wegenast and Vanessa (Stuart) Dueck. His 10 grandchildren brought him great joy.
He will be forever missed and always remembered.
Funeral service will be held Saturday,  October 1, 2022 at 2 p.m.  at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the 5 and 2 Ministries (The5and2.ca)

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

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

From: Donna Fournier
Relation: Friend

Dear Val and family, you are so close to my heart during this most difficult and painful time♥️ John was always a ray of sunshine and joy!! He will be missed deeply by so many♥️🙏🙏

From: Anna Thomas
Relation: Kussine

Wir waren total geschockt als wir erfuhren, dass John gestorben ist. Es fällt uns schwer, die richtigen Worte zu finden. Und vielleicht gibt es die auch nicht. Was wir euch wünschen
– Liebe Menschen die Euch zur Seite stehen, auch über die ersten Tage und Wochen hinaus
– Zeit für Ruhe und Stille
– Zeit für eure Gefühle und Erinnerung
– Mut, einfach die Dinge zu tun, die euch guttun.
– Mur den Gefühlen freien Lauf zu lassen
– Kraft für Euren weiteren Lebensweg

In der Nähe des Herrn bin ich geborgen
Psalm 11,1
In unserem Herzen wird er immer einen festen Platz haben.
Wie sind in Gedanken bei euch
In tiefer Vergangenheit
Anni,Edi, Tobias, Jan und Louis

From: Gerry Parker
Relation: We both worked for Vitalus.

My condolences to the family. Herzliches Beileid. John seemed to possess boundless energy. He was my supervisor at work in the dairy plant. It was my privilege to have worked with him. We stayed in touch after we left the company.

From: Anna Thomas
Relation: Kussine

Wie sind in Gedanken bei euch
In Vergangenheit tiefer
Hier ist ein Fehler aufgetreten. Kann mann das irgendwie korrigieren.
Es soll stehen.
Wir sind in Gedanken bei euch.
In tiefer Verbundenheit https://www.wiebeandjeskefh.com/obituary/john-wegenast/
Bitte korrigieren

From: Erika Giesbrecht und Peter Giesbrecht
Relation: Verwandter

Liebe Familie Wegenast!
Der unerwartete Tod von John hat uns tief erschüttert. Wir möchten Euch hiermit unser aufrichtiges Beileid aussprechen. Wir hatten das Glück bei unseren Reise nach Canada im Jahr 2001 John und Eure ganze Familie kennenzulernen. Wir haben gemeinsam mit John, Jesse, James und deren Großeltern einen wunderschönen Tag an den “Hot Springs” verbracht. Wir haben sehr viel gelacht an diesem Tag. John wird uns immer als lebensfroher, gastfreundlicher, warmherziger und liebevoller Mensch in Erinnerung bleiben. Wir fühlen uns mit Euren Familie in dieser schweren Zeit verbunden. Mit tiefen Mitgefühl
Erika, Peter Giesbrecht mit Kindern Eric, Renate und Ben mit Familien.
Deutschland.

From: Roy and Jane van Eerden
Relation: Acquaintances of Jesse through 5 and 2.

Dear Jesse, though we never knew your dad, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May you be surrounded by the love of friends and family, and find joy in your memories. God bless you!

From: Ken Dueck
Relation: Greendale neighbour

Deepest sympathies to Val and all the family. John was an integral part of the Greendale community.
He will be sorely missed.

From: Garry and Lori Klassen
Relation: Greendale church member and Delta Grove campfire friends.

Dear Val and family, We are in disbelief that this boisterous, crazy, loving guy has passed! He had such a huge personality and we so enjoyed sitting around the campfire with him. His sense of humour and infectious laugh were easy to identify…yup that’s John! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to navigate life without him.

From: Helen and Tom Toews
Relation: friends

My dear Val.. Tom and I have felt so saddened by the passing of John. He was such a wonderful guy! We just chatted lately about how special it was right after our wedding when we came to see Tom’s family and you and John gave us a bridal shower.. that was so sweet!

It was so special to go with you and John to grad. He adored you so much. We are praying for you my friend.. you are loved so much! Love Helen and Tom

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
October 1, 2022
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Central Heights Church
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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