It is with great sadness that the family of Brian John Kasprowicz announce his passing at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on August 24, 2020. John was born on July 21, 1962 at Roblin, Manitoba. John was one of ten children raised by Walter and Mandy Kasprowicz. He grew up in MacNutt, Saskatchewan and attended MacNutt school. After John completed schooling, he followed in his father and brothers’ footsteps and started working for the Canadian National Railway and worked in numerous places through his career, the main place being Yarbo, Saskatchewan. John completed numerous years for CN and decided that he wanted to do something else, so he did part time jobs that he enjoyed, one being working at the MacNutt Hotel. In 1997, John found his true calling when he started a job at Harvest Meats in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. John worked his way through the company and became a shift supervisor which he was very proud of. Over the last 10 years, John has battled numerous health issues and was forced to stop working. John’s illness took its toll on him and he fought to the last minute.
John had a love for fastball as a youth and he played for the MacNutt Clubs, but his true passion was playing horseshoes and he was very good at it. John’s family always had gatherings at which time a horseshoe tournament always took place and he was in the finals no matter who his partner was. The biggest family gathering was the potato harvest when 1600 plants had to be harvested, all the family would come and help dig them.
John never had any children, but he did have a close bond with his niece Shelley and he always felt like her second dad and spoiled her rotten. John loved all his family very much but had an extra special bond with his sister Lorraine, to whom there were everyday calls to check in on each other.
John was predeceased by his father Walter in 1993, mother Mandy in 2003, his brother Dennis in 2004, brother-in-law Mervin in 2010 and brother Terry in 2018.
John will be missed by his brother Myron from MacNutt, sister Diane and her husband Bill from Roblin, sister Lorraine from Yorkton, sister Sheila and her husband Michael from Saltcoats, sister Darlene and her husband Ken from Saltcoats, brother Wally and sister-in-law Susan from Portage and sister Charlene and husband Kevan from Russell, Manitoba.
John will be forever missed by his nieces and nephews Jeff, Tracy, Shelley, Bowen, Jessica, Kaitlin, Darcy, Darren, Dwayne, Melissa, Kim, Tammy, Josh, Crystal, Christopher, Amanda, Daniel, Alysha and Dillion.
One person in John’s life who truly showed care and compassion towards John was his friend Scott and his family. John loved cribbage, and Scott and him played for hours. We thank you Scott with all our hearts.
Goodbye dear John, we all love you very much and will miss your tremendous heart. You touched the lives of so many people over the years. Your humour, kindness and selflessness will continue to inspire us forever. Rest in peace.
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