On April 3, 2020, John Myson passed away of natural causes, at the age of 92 in Edson, Alberta.
He is survived by his loving daughter Patricia Myson-Olchowy; son-in-law Alvin Olchowy; and two very special grandsons David and Zachary Olchowy; as well as many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
John passed into eternity on his 92nd birthday, to join his wife Alma, Grandson Morgan, brothers William and Peter, and sisters Mary, Anne, Eva and Olga.
John was born in Lamont, Alberta. He attended Horse Hill School, near Edmonton. John spent time working with his father on the railroad, then for the majority of his working career operating heavy equipment. He married his wife Alma in 1963 and was with her until her passing in 2003. After he retired John decided that his daughter should deliver the Edmonton Sun, and it soon became a family job. John loved to garden, and took pride in his vegetable and flower garden, especially with his beloved apple trees. He used to enjoy going to the horse race track, and spending time at the casino, sometimes even winning. John moved to Edson, where he could be closer to his family. He spent many hours helping his son-in-law subdividing the property, being with his grandsons, his pets Diablo and Tiny and just enjoying life. John eventually moved to the Parkland Lodge in Edson, where he spent the remainder of his life. There he enjoyed playing cribbage at the Pioneer Cabin, meeting new friends, and even participating in a group “Walk to Alaska”, where he proudly walked the most kilometers. John was never a shy man, offering an opinion on everything where he believed he was never wrong. He had a terrific sense of humor which he retained until the end, telling his family that he was better looking than all of them. One of his last wishes was for everyone to be good to everybody else.
A celebration of life will be planned for the near future. Cremation has taken place and his final resting place will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the Edson Pioneer Cabin; 4836 7 Avenue, T7E 1K8, Edson, Alberta.
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