Posted: June 12th, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of JOHN VICTOR ABREY of Coaldale, beloved husband of Janice, who passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on June 7, 2015, with his family by his side.

John was born December 13, 1937 to Victor and Olive Abrey in LeRoy Saskatchewan. Over the years, John and his family resided in LeRoy, Calgary and Worsley, with John’s final stop in Coaldale. Dad had a true passion for animals and loved the outdoors; he was blessed to have been a farmer-rancher in northern Alberta.

John leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Janice, his son Jacen (Kim), daughter Julie (Frank) Rach, grandchildren; Dawna (Jay), Mark (Leslie), Jacen, Kandace (Chad), Darcee (Kevin), Raegan, Kaci, Dustin and Tanna as well as numerous great-grandchildren, his eldest sister Myrtle Schroeder, brother-in-law Henry (Jackie) Nickel, sister-in-law Arlene (Rick) Stycke, plus several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents Victor and Olive, eldest son John, sister Enid (Alex) Merkosky, brother-in-law Albert Schroeder, niece Donna Schroeder, mother and father-in-law George and Martha Nickel.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the GEM OF THE WEST MUSEUM, 1306-20th Street, Coaldale, Alberta on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the Gem of the West Museum Society, 1306 – 20 Street, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1J7

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