OBITUARY

John Spivey

February 4, 1947November 16, 2018
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John Spivey February 4, 1947 – November 16, 2018

It is with our greatest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Spivey. John was born and raised in Kenora. He grew up on the East highway with his mom, often spending time at various tourist camps with his mom while she worked as a cook. John had a passion to fix and tinker with things, which led to his career as a heavy-duty mechanic. After many years of working in the field of mechanics, John later decided to become his own boss. It was at this point Spivey’s Husky was established. During his time at Spivey’s Husky, John found his calling where he could reach out to many customers and meet their service needs.

John and Stella eventually retired from this business and spent their time on their beautiful property on Longbow Lake. John spent many years enjoying this property while creating reasons to get out and drive his trusty John Deere tractor. John also spent his free time fishing, hunting, golfing, enjoying coffee with friends and family and attending his grandchildren’s hockey games.

John is lovingly remembered and missed by his partner Stella Patkau, previous wife Pat Spivey, three children along with six grandchildren, Cheryl and Chris and their three children, Elizabeth, Matthew, Alexandrea, Candice and Martin and their two children Kaleb and Riplegh, Angela and Karl and their daughter Maya. John will also be remembered and missed by Stella’s children and their families Donna and Russell, Dale and Debbie, Dennis and Maureen, Delores as well as many step grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents John T. Spivey and Anna Biczok as well as his stepfather John Biczok.

Thank you to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre staff for their compassion and understanding.

A Service in John’s honour will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm with a luncheon to follow at the Minis Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 24, 2018
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Marj and Skip Kowalsky

November 25, 2018

Our condolences to all family members. We didn’t see each other a whole lot but when we did we always had a good time and especially loved the time we stayed at your beautiful home. RIP John. Love to Stella and her family.

Roxanna Sewell Fenning

November 23, 2018

Deepest condolences to Stella and families.

Andrew Loughead

November 23, 2018

Deepest condolences to Stella and the whole family, I am very appreciative towards John and Stella who extended their hospitality to me each year. I thoroughly enjoyed our visits and we had good conversations while watching a bombers game or just enjoying the wonderful peace and quiet of their property. Rest In Peace John.

Mike Armstrong

November 21, 2018

I 1st met John at Candice and Martin's Vancouver wedding, and have only known him these past 20 years. John was a good person. Willing to help whenever he could, and share what he had with those in need. Family was most important to John (and lake life!). I see these values passed on in Candice and Martin's family. You will be missed John, by all those you have touched.

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Biography

John Spivey
February 4, 1947 – November 16, 2018

It is with our greatest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Spivey.

John was born and raised in Kenora. He grew up on the East highway with his mom, often spending time at various tourist camps with his mom while she worked as a cook. John had a passion to fix and tinker with things, which led to his career as a heavy-duty mechanic. After many years of working in the field of mechanics, John later decided to become his own boss. It was at this point Spivey’s Husky was established. During his time at Spivey’s Husky, John found his calling where he could reach out to many customers and meet their service needs.

John and Stella eventually retired from this business and spent their time on their beautiful property on Longbow Lake. John spent many years enjoying this property while creating reasons to get out and drive his trusty John Deere tractor. John also spent his free time fishing, hunting, golfing, enjoying coffee with friends and family and attending his grandchildren’s hockey games.

John is lovingly remembered and missed by his partner Stella Patkau, previous wife Pat Spivey, three children along with six grandchildren, Cheryl and Chris and their three children, Elizabeth, Matthew, Alexandrea, Candice and Martin and their two children Kaleb and Riplegh, Angela and Karl and their daughter Maya. John will also be remembered and missed by Stella’s children and their families Donna and Russell, Dale and Debbie, Dennis and Maureen, Delores as well as many step grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents John T. Spivey and Anna Biczok as well as his stepfather John Biczok.

Thank you to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre staff for their compassion and understanding.

A Service in John’s honour will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm with a luncheon to follow at the Minis Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.