Peacefully while watching his favourite TV show Star Trek, John (Spaceman Johnny) passed away on April 8, 2017 at the Personal Care Home in Lac du Bonnet at the age of 88. John was born in Brule, ON.
Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Betty Quinn of Keewatin, ON, brother Pete Sopotiuk of Sooke, BC, half-sister Helen Bak of Winnipeg, MB and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Steven and Maria Sopotiuk, his brothers Bill and Joe, and his sister Anne.
From Barvis, while growing up, John moved with his family to a few places in Manitoba and Ontario. They then ended up in Lac du Bonnet where his Dad continued working for the CP Rail. John became a carpenter and worked in different places, including Manitouwadge & Pine Falls. He returned to Lac du Bonnet and has been there for the rest of his years.
He enjoyed Star Trek shows (a Trekkie) and loved going to his favourite blueberry patches to pick blueberries. He was interested in prospecting, mining and the universe. He was well known for his artistic creations of outer space, UFO’s and nature.
Never forgotten John/Uncle John. You are now in outer space, where you have always dreamed of being. The family would like to thank the Personal Care Home in Lac du Bonnet for their care of John. A special thanks from the family to Ruth and Ed Owsiak, Jocelyn Davidson, Sandra Grouette and Darlene Augustine who took great care of John on a regular basis.
As per John’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home, Box 1030, Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0 or a charity of your choice.
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