John Walter Deren
Aug. 24, 1933 – Feb. 24, 2019
Dad passed away at the age of 85. He is survived by his children Sandy Deren, and Cindy Weber (Michael), grandchildren Ryan (Amy), Candice (Ryan), Cassandra, Crystal (Kevin), Sheldon, Carlena (Brent) and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isla, Hudson, Liam, Wendel, Nate and Casey.
Dad also leaves to mourn his passing Brothers Paul (Donna), Al, Tony (Margaret), Danny (Joanne), Leo (Gail), Frank (Judy), Eddy (Emily), Brother’s in law Elwood Strand (Edith), Ronnie Strand, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife Elaine in 2009, his parents Joe and Lena Deren, sister & brother-in-law Anne & Nick Litun, Brothers, Peter & Henry.
Dad was born and raised in the Athabasca area. He was a mechanic by trade, and owned and operated his own businesses in many different communities until he retired, to enjoy gardening, following his grandchildren in all their sporting and music activities, and following his love of sports.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Athabasca Missionary Church with Pastor Al Plat officiating.
Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.