John Pickup

March 25, 1933October 6, 2020

John Pickup was born on March 25, 1933 to Fred and Grace Pickup on a farm near Handsworth, SK. He passed away peacefully with Myrna by his side on October 6, 2020.

The family settled southwest of Broadview in the Kingsley area. John went to school at Kingsley Country School until grade 8. He went on to work with the Pipeline moving up the ranks to Pipeline Inspector. In 1959 he married Myrna Thompson. They returned to the Broadview area in 1963 to farm and raise their family. John and Myrna farmed until 2008 and then retired into Broadview. Due to health complications associated with Parkinson’s, John moved into the Broadview Centennial Lodge in December 2019.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Myrna; children: Brenda (Wesley) Parker, Kevin (Karen), Linda (Bob) Pickup Pynten and Sheila (Wayne) Westcott; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and sisters Frances Fitch and Lorraine (Jack) Guertin.

A private graveside service will be held in the Broadview Cemetery.

In memory of John, contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD, USA 21741-5014 (


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Ken & Edna Ealey

October 15, 2020

Myrna and family
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We enjoyed the visit with you and John when we would come to Broadview.

Curtis and Elsie Pearson

October 12, 2020

Dear Myrna and family,
Extending deepest sympathy to all the family. John was always so friendly and welcoming. We will miss him too. Thinking of you,
Curtis and Elsie

Phil Boivin

October 10, 2020

Myrna and family, I am so sorry to hear that John passed away. He was just a great guy. May your fond memories of John carry you through this difficult time and the days ahead.

Karen Moore

October 9, 2020

It was with sorrow that I read of John's passing. My memories of him are of a kind generous man who genuinely liked everyone. His calm voice and attitude will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with Myrna and the families.

Elaine Strandlund

October 9, 2020

My sincere sympathy Myrna and family. My memory of John are that of a friendly gentle soul. Another of our “old timers” have left us, John had a good memory and a interesting way of telling Broadview and district history.


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