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Tubman Funeral Home/Valley Crematorium

210 Claude Street, Wolseley, SK

OBITUARY

John Fahlman

November 20, 1930September 2, 2020

In loving memory of John Frank Fahlman, who passed away suddenly on September 2, 2020, at the age of 89. John was born in Mutrie, Saskatchewan, on November 20, 1930.

He was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Dorothy (Hesse), parents, Andrew and Melania (Keller) Fahlman, his older brother, Peter, and his brother-in-law, Alban Kapell. He is survived by his precious wife, Victoria “Vicky” Marchuk (Morrison), younger sister, Kathy Kapell, and his former sister-in-law, Carmelita Krull.

John and Dorothy were married on July 5, 1955, and raised eight children; Valerie (Garth Hettrick), Judy (Calvin Clark), Randal, Robert (Terri Waldegger), Marilyn (Terry Shackleton), Patricia (Robert Pilon), Eileen (Michael Hatfield) and Sheila (Richard Roy). He was blessed with 30 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren, with many more yet to come!

John married Vicky on August 9, 1980, expanding his family to include five stepchildren; the late Toody (late Don), Cam (Shirley), Linda (late Chris), Shannon (Bob), Kelly and seven step grandchildren.

Farming was John’s passion from a very early age. For three generations, he worked side-by-side with his father, brother, and son, Randy, on a grain and cattle farm just outside Windthorst, Saskatchewan. Each of his children, and many of his nieces, nephews and grandchildren, learned the value of hard work and perseverance on the farm, whether it be by milking, bailing, gardening, fencing, planting, harvesting, or chasing cattle. These are memories that will be forever cherished.

He and Vicky moved into Windthorst in 1984, building a large home to accommodate their growing family. There were many delicious meals, cups of coffee, “diborjas” and card games shared with laughter and love.

A talented musician, John often led the family sing-along with his guitar and accordion. If he wasn’t farming or singing, he was golfing, curling, or supporting his children’s activities.

John’s faith was an important part of his life and he taught his children to be devoted Christians by his example of being a strong Catholic father. He was an honourary-life member of the Knights of Columbus.

A private family mass in celebration of John’s life will be held at the St. Pius Roman Catholic Church in Windthorst. The burial, which is open to the general public, will take place immediately after the ceremony at the St. Pius Roman Catholic Cemetery at approximately 12:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Pius Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the incredibly compassionate healthcare and homecare workers who provided years of wonderful care to John. They would also like to thank Tubman Funeral Home for their thoughtful assistance, with a special mention to Rosalind Schneider.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Garth Hettrick, Active Pallbearer
  • Calvin Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • Terry Shackleton, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Pilon, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Hatfield, Active Pallbearer
  • Richard Roy, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Public Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Private Family Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Memories

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Beverlie Karlander

September 10, 2020

May the Lord our God bless you and keep you and may He continue to shine His light upon you and all remaining Loved love ed ones Auntie Vicky Please continue to take good care Thanks to you and Kelly for taking such good care of my daughter Heidi Tamara when I could not and for marrying John on Ken and my eleventh anniversary Lovingly Beverlie

Cathy Tholl

September 9, 2020

Hello everyone,
My condolences to you all. I remember many cheery waves from John on “our” road and across the fence. Thinking of you and your families.
Cathy

Outlook Catholic Women’s League

September 8, 2020

Judy & Val
We would like to extend our condolences to you both & all the Fahlman family on the passing of your father. May your memories bring you peace & comfort at this difficult time.

Elaine Hamelin

September 8, 2020

Sincere condolences to all of John's family and Vicky and her family . Cherish the good times and the beautiful memories of all the special occasions. Pass on the faith and love to all the children and grandchildren. Love and prayers from all our family to yours.
Elaine Hamelin and family

Geri Woods

September 7, 2020

To Val and Garth and families, and Robert and Terri and families, and to all of the Fahlman families and loved ones, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you say your goodbyes. May your time together remembering your Dad and Grandpa bring all of you consolation. God bless you all.

Geri and Tim Woods, Christopher, and Kiera

Daryl and Karey (Hengen) Lessak

September 7, 2020

Dear Vicky, Valerie, Judy, Randy, Robert, Marilyn, Patricia, Eileen, Sheila and Families: Daryl and I were saddened to hear of Johnny's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time of sorrow and loss. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this difficult time. May many wonderful memories of your Husband/Father/Grandfather/Great Grandfather always hold him close to your hearts. John was a kind and gentle man who was loved by who all knew him. Each and every time we saw Johnny we were greeted with a huge smile followed by a warm hello. Take good care of each other and may God bless. Sincerest Condolences, Daryl and Karey

Tim & Bev Hesse

September 6, 2020

To Vicky and the entire Fahlman family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you with the loss of Uncle Johnny. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will always remember the fun times at the farm after dances when all the orchestra got fired up. Uncle John with the accordion, dad on guitar, uncle Wilf on the saxophone and all the great singers. Truly fun times. God bless you during this difficult time.
Tim & Bev Hesse

Jonandi Steyn

September 6, 2020

Dear Randy and family may our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all in this hard time. We pray that Jesus will protect you all and guide you and give you strength in Jesus. Dad will be missed but we all have great memories. Our love and prayers are with you from our home to yours.
Love
Dr. Johan Steyn
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Barb Frank

September 6, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the Fahlman family especially Robert & Terri. Sending you and your family much love during this very sad time of saying goodbye.

Ken & Diane Fahlman

September 6, 2020

Our condolences to all the family, especially Marilynn & Terry and Robert & Terri and your families. Love Ken & Diane Fahlman

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