Peacefully with his family by his side, God saw fit to take John home.
He is predeceased by his wife Shirley in 2018, his parents Emma Monkman and Alexander Lavallee, siblings James, Arnold, Edward, Mildred, and his grandmother Marie Lavallee nee Jeannotte.
He is survived by his children Lisa (Gary) Lough, Anita Lavallee (Rick), Wayne (Kelly) Lavallee, grandchildren Alex, Ashley, Andy, James, Kallie, Jamie, Stuart, Elizabeth, Micheal, Katelyn, Jonathon, brothers Lyman, Gerry, sister Loretta, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dad was born May 26, 1933 in Eriksdale, Mantioba, and he grew up in Burnt Lake. He joined the army in 1952 where he served in Korea for 13 months and was in the Black Watch. He was honorably discharged in 1956. Dad met the love of his life, Shirley, in 1965. They got married in 1966 and proceeded to have 2 daughters and a son. Dad went to Red River College to become a mechanic. He worked hard his whole life, sometimes 2 - 3 jobs at a time. He was a man of many hats. Dad had strong faith and belief in family and friends and he was very proud of his Metis heritage. The family would like to thank homecare, palliative care and everyone involved in the care of Dad.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1 pm at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street.