September 30, 1925 – May 1, 2020
SCHATZ, John Frank (Johnny) Sept 30, 1925 - May 1, 2020 It is with loving thoughts and lasting memories that we announce the passing of John Frank Schatz of Regina, Saskatchewan on May 1, 2020 at the age of 94. John passed peacefully with his beloved wife, of 65 years, Mildred by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Christina Schatz; sisters Margaret Eberle and Theresa Frohlick, brother Ben Schatz, sister-in-law Bernice Schatz and brothers-in-law Peter Crutcher and Frank Eberle. John is survived by his wife Mildred and their five children Susan (John), Wayne (Blanche), Kathy (Gord), Eric, Janice (Glen); grandchildren Jerrod (Sharon), Kristine (Ryan), Eric (Kelsey), Adam (Katelan), Kurtis (Kayla), Matthew, Payge (Jim), Blayse, Joey (Michelle), Robert (Amber), Anthony (Destiny); siblings, Peter, Madeline, Bernie, Kay, Eddie (Elaine), Anne (Jack), Mary, Joe (Marnie), Leo (Eleanor), brother-in-law Tony Frohlick, sister-in-law Barbara Schatz ; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
John was born in Holdfast and it was there that he and Mildred made their home and raised their family. He was a dedicated, hard working man who was deeply committed to his family, church and community. “The Johnny Schatz Household” always had the welcome mat out for family gatherings, pool parties, card games, New Year’s parties and everything else in-between. During his years in Holdfast, Johnny farmed, operated a successful Imperial Oil franchise and worked for the Rural Municipality until his retirement. He enjoyed retirement by staying active in the community, cheering on the Blue Jays, watching curling and welcoming and traveling to visit extended family and friends spread throughout Canada. No distance was to near or far for a good visit and card game. He will be remembered for the many blankets he made, fondly known as “Uncle Johnny blankets”. In 2005 they moved to Regina where they met and developed many more cherished friendships. His love for our country and land was very strong. He loved to drive just to “feast his eyes”. Johnny was always on the go. He was known to run down the hall to ensure his guests received their refreshments. A loving, dedicated husband and father. He will be forever remembered as a gentle soul, with a smile on his face supported by his quiet and sincere manner. He played the hand of life that he was dealt and played it well.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Bester and Shirley along with the doctors, nurses and support workers at Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assumption of BVM Cemetery, Box 40, Holdfast, SK, S0G 2H0. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for all to attend.
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May 12, 2020
Our condolences to John's family on his passing. I have many good memories of John from our visits as a family and later on in the community. He was the best grader operator the RM of Sarnia ever had! Wayne and Ellen Frohlick
Barbara Fahlman Martin
May 12, 2020
My sincere sympathy on the loss of you husband, father, grandfather....may your memories bring comfort as you mourn his loss.