BESTER, John Paul

Posted: September 16th, 2016


JOHN PAUL BESTER, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, B.C., on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 38 years.

John is survived by his three children; Braydon, Rylee and Adrion Bester, his mother Nancy (Randy) Fabro and his father Jim (Carolyn) Bester, his brother Michael (Colleen) Bester, his sister Cyndi Bester (Dave Vos) and sister Jessica (Ben) Spackman. John is also survived by many step siblings: Alan, Jeana, Cindy, LeeAnn, Alaina, Lauren, Dana and Jackie, his grandmothers Beatrice Shepherd and Arlene Bester and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was born in Coleman, Alberta, where he spent most of his childhood and then moved to Lethbridge as a young teenager where he graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. From a young age, it was clear that John was an adventurous entrepreneur. He always had a sparkle in his eye and a grin on his face which clearly exhibited his boundless spirit.

John’s ideas were always big and bold and often ideas that were way before their time. This never discouraged him. John had a way of filling a room and having everyone around him listening. His creative mind always had blueprints ready to go for various ventures which led him from one end of the country to the other. He loved his country and was proud to be a Canadian.

During his final days, he pushed forward with his passion of organic horticulture. He had just finished working on an organic farm on Salt Spring Island, sharing his ideas and creating videos to share his love and desire to educate people on the powers of “eating clean.” John was always talking to everyone about the importance of health and balance, which he knew, himself, was a challenge.

John leaves behind an amazing girlfriend and partner, Brianna Fitzpatrick, who embraced John’s enthusiastic vision. They were working together, over the past year, to bring to light a positive happy lifestyle that could be shared with others.

John believed in helping others. His wish was always to be an organ donor. In the end, John was able to assist four people with the donation of his strong, healthy organs.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of John’s Life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with his brother Michael Bester officiating. Luncheon to follow the celebration.

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7 Condolences for “BESTER, John Paul”

  1. Al Baldwin says:

    Nancy and Randy
    May there always be comfort from your friends in this time of loss of a loved one.

  2. Sandra Megli-Trempner says:

    Cyndi and Family

    My thoughtss are with you during this time of loss and emptiness. I am so sorry. May you find some comfort and peace amongst family and close friends.

  3. Nadine Duckworth says:

    Shocking and sad to hear of your loss. I care. JB was such a unique soul. Wishing you lots of love and comfort during this time of grief.

  4. Maureen Condon Horon says:

    Dear Nancy– my heartfelt sympathy on the death of your son. I too, have suffered the loss of a son, and understand.

    Maureen Condon Horon

  5. jason and Ashley says:

    Dear Nancy my condolences from the sher family John was a very close friend of ours we have many amazing memories so sad to hear too young to leave us can you contact us when you are ready I would like to speak to you in person thank you 416 8370602

  6. Adrion Bester says:

    Thank you all for sharing love to me and my family. I am so happy to

    hear all these nice things about him and it helps me in my time of

    grief to feel a lot better because I love him and miss him, so all I

    wanted to say is thank you.

    sincerely the 12 year old son of John Paul Bester, Adrion

  7. Michael Petrakis says:

    I love you, John. JB.

    I am so grateful for the friendship we had.
    For the time we shared.

    I know we understood each other in ways that very few did.

    You were, and still are, a great inspiration for me.
    Such a big, and generous heart.
    Such a big dream.

    I know that you walk with us still.
    I know that you smile upon us.
    Guide us. Cheer us on.

    It was, and is an honor to walk with you, in this life.

    Thank You, John.

    {{{ <3 }}}

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