John Herda


Born August 17, 1927,

Died May 16, 2005 in Nanaimo.

John of Parksville, Sidney, Victoria and Winnipeg passed in Nanaimo Hospital with family by his side.

Predeceased by his parents John and Frances, brothers William. Joseph, Kasmir, Andrew and Michael.

Survived by his soul mate, best friend and wife of 34 years, Lillian. Their children and stepchildren, Thia (Denis), Michelle, Greg (Lois),

Michael, Kim (Roy), Morgan (Janet), Bonnie and Johnny. Grandchildren, Moshe, Petra, Nicoe (Naomi), Danielle, Cody, Jenna, Dylan,

Riley, Catherine, Brandon, Calvin, Jordan, Coleman, Dominique and Cado. Great grandchildren, Krystal, Alyssa and Chad. Sisters, Carrie

Manchuck, Hamilton; Marion Keim, Hope; Toni, Kay Beech, Winnipeg and Joan Booth, Coeur d’ Alene. Many nieces, nephews and


John’s love of life, positive attitude and outlook made living for 15 years with lymphoma a shining example to us all. John spent many

years in the sheet metal trade in Victoria, then moved to Sidney and enjoyed his time with Canada Post. After a nomadic 5 year trek with

Lillian, they retired to Parksville. John’s love of country music, ready guitar, amp, harmonicas and sweet, sweet voice made any gathering

a memorable party.

By John’s wishes a private cremation and family remembrance of a life thoroughly and joyously lived.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations if desired to Swan Lake Nature Center or Canadian Cancer Society.

Dad, your integrity had no bounds.

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