John Honig husband of the Late Judy Honig of the Preeceville district passed away on September 27, 2018 at the Preeceville and District Health Centre. He was seventy-eight years of age.
John was born on August 11, 1940 in Kelowna, BC. He and his family lived in the town of Rutland (now a suburb of Kelowna) where John’s Dad built and worked at the local sawmill. John moved with his family to Weyburn, SK in 1953. They made the trip in a 1936 3 tonne Ford, which pulled a handcrafted caravan, built by John’s father. John and his family lived on four different farms in the Weyburn area between 1953 and 1955. In 1955 they finally moved onto the Tatagwa farm, which was ultimately purchased in 1965. John married Judith Klindt (nee Schmidt) on December 19, 1981 in Weyburn, SK and adopted her three beautiful children, thereby becoming an instant family. John and Judy welcomed a fourth child in 1983 and then moved to the farm in Weyburn, SK where they farmed for three years before moving to Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1986. In 1996 John, Judy and Matthew moved to Preeceville, SK where he farmed and operated a small sawmill.
John was indeed a special man. If we had to chose one word to describe John and all that he was, the word would be….kind. He was kind and compassionate and cared about all those around him, whether it was a family member, friend, neighbor, or someone he just met on the street. He was an unforgettable person with an incredible heart. A unique soul.
He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Honig; sister, Valma Honig; sister, Anne Honig and loving wife, Judy Honig.
Johnny will be lovingly remembered by his son Patrick (Allyson) Honig of Medicine Hat, AB and their five children: Ryland, Javen (Aliya), Kade, Israel and Valen; daughter Catherine Honig of Kelowna, BC; daughter Christine (Michael) Rezansoff of Kelowna, BC; and son Matthew (Rachel) Honig of Preeceville, SK and their four children: Niamh, Phinehas, Silas and Lazarus; sister Gwen (John) Vlieghuis of Airdrie, AB; brother Joe (Shirley) Honig of Weyburn, SK; sister Eva Hoffman of Stockholm, SK; sister Bethie (Louie) Tomlin of Regina, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
John 3:16, for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from the Evangel Tabernacle church in Preeceville with Pastor Hein Bertram of St. John Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment followed in the McTaggart Cemetery. Memorials in memory of John may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church or to the Evangel Tabernacle Church as gifts of remembrance.
Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.