Posted: July 8th, 2013

John Alexander Poolman of Seven Persons passed away gently in Medicine Hat on July 4th, 2013 at the age of 57 years. Born in Chatham, Ontario and raised on the family tomato farm he worked at Eaton Yale in Wallaceburg, Ontario until moving to Alberta in 1980. More recently he was Manager of two Sandsource locations, High Level and Medicine Hat. John was an avid motorcyclist and traveler, from California to Alaska and from ocean to ocean. John was predeceased by his parents Jan and Tryntje (DeBoer) Poolman of Wallaceburg, Ontario. He is survived by his 2 brothers Hank (Beth) Poolman of Red Deer, Alberta and Dick (Rita) Poolman of Wallaceburg, Ontario, 1 sister Katherine (Charles Shepley) of Sarnia, Ontario, his best friend (spouse) Joanne Neil of Seven Persons and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at 3:00 PM from Seven Persons Community Church. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM. Pastor Maury McNeil officiating. Following the service, please join us for a group ride to the former Lions Centennial Park at Irvine, Alberta for a reception and memorial bench dedication. Burial will be held alongside his family at Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg, Ontario. In memory of John, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation for Palliative Care, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Arrangements in care of THOM’S FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE, Duchess, Alberta. For further information please visit www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.

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  1. Laurie & Chris Bell says:

    Prayers and Sympathies to Joanne, family and friends at this time of loss…R.I.P. John, such a wonderful soul! Now with the angels.

  2. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you (Jeremiah 16:19).

  3. Donna/Brian Vossler says:

    Joanne – Brian & I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of John. I am so sorry, we were out of town & couldn’t attend the services. I just wanted to let you know how much you & john helped us through Brian’s cancer by your heartfelt words of advice & friendship. John will always be in our hearts as a trooper and non-quitter. Indeed, he is a true angel now. (Donna- formerly from City Chrysler)

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