On the 5th of March, John McDonell of Sturgeon County passed away at the age of 89 years.
John farmed the McDonell family farm where he was born and which has been the family farm for more than 100 years. John was an active volunteer in the Rivière Qui Barre community, the original St. Albert Curling Rink, Canadian 4-H Clubs, St. Albert Parish, Knights of Columbus and Canadian Blood Services; he enjoyed his many years as a school trustee for the Sturgeon School Division. John was a mentor and friend who believed in serving the people of his community.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Bernice of 63 years; his children Dianne (Gary) Malanchen, Gyle (Len) Tenpas, and Dale (Kathy); his grandchildren Wendy, Christopher, Sherry, Shanon (Steven), Nicholas, Chelsea (Del) and Kolten; his great-grandchildren Emily, Ethan, Brooklyn and Cheyenne.