John was born in Gravenhage, Holland,
due to his parents being stationed there while in the British armed forces.
The family moved from England to Canada in 1970, living in Grande Cache.
The family then spent a short time in Fox Creek, and then moving to
Edson in 1973, where he has remained ever since.
John then spent time in the Edson Army cadets as a cadet and eventually becoming
a cadet instructor.
After graduating from PCHS class in
1978, he went to work at the Coal Valley Mine from 1978 to 2013.
John married and had two children, a boy, and a girl, and became a Canadian
citizen in 1984.
He is also member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Joe Wynn Branch # 51.
John started as a Funeral Attendant and Transfer Driver with The Edson
Funeral Home 2018.
During his time off he enjoys swimming and taking walks,
But most of all he loves to spend time with his four grand kids.