Froese, Johan Enns

April 13, 1943 – February 24, 2022
at the age of 78 years:     

A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 pm at the River of Life Church 2405 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay B.C.  (Shuswap Lake Estates building)
Please note: change from Sunday

On February 24, 2022, John Froese of Chase B.C. completed his journey and went to his final destination to be with his savior whom he loved and served. 

John was born on April 13, 1943 in Vanderhoof BC, he was the youngest of 10 siblings born to Abe and Suzanna Froese.  With a household of that size, a couple of skills that John had to learn in order to survive and thrive were to talk and care.  And thrive he did!  John used these skills throughout his life in the many business and sales positions in which he worked.  More importantly to John though, he used those skills to encourage, build into the lives of those he came in contact with, from his fellow workers to the foster children they took in, to the employees who worked for him and even the servers at his favorite A&W.  John always had a big smile, a kind word and a “dad joke” or one of his favorite “magic tricks” for his grandkids whom he adored.

John is survived and greatly missed by the love of his life, wife of 56 years Leona (nee Wolfe), his children Stuart (Jeanette), Stan (Raechel), Jodi (Bill), Bonnie, Curtis.   Also missed by his grandchildren:  Amy, Armand John, Arynne, Joel, Emily, Allison, Hannah, Emma, Griffin, Elijah, Zachariah, Dani, and Aubray.  John will also be missed by his three remaining brothers, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A celebration of John’s life will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the River of Life Church 2405 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay B.C.  (Shuswap Lake Estates building)


  1. Dear Leona & family,
    We are very saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful co-worker who I had the pleasure of working with in our retirement years. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in your lives.

  2. John’s life was a reflection of the Saviour He loved!We had the blessing of serving the Lord together with Him Leona and their children in the FraserLake Bible Chapel .We had many wonderful times together and he will be greatly missed. My love and prayers for the family ,I am so sad I could not come to your celebration in person!I will be with you in spirit!He is now with my husband who moved to his heavenly home in 2017.

  3. We got to know John at Millar College of the Bible in the early 1960s. John and I played on the same line in hockey and we often met while singing in the School choir and we had similar interest. We never lived close together but our visits during the years were always refreshing. John and Leona always had a keen desire to serve the Lord wherever they were, We are delighted for John in that he has gone to his reward. We pray for Leona and the family as they grieve the loss of a great man of God!

  4. Aw….. so sorry to hear of your loss, Leona. But we know John is where there is singing up in Heaven such as we have never known. And.. We also know he is walking and talking and praising, the matchless eternal One with a perfect bass voice. Travel on, sister, it is so true, you do not walk alone!

  5. Dear Leona and family:
    We were deeply saddened and shocked at the news of John’s death. We got to know John best when he was at Bible School in Saskatchewan. We enjoyed our times together a lot. I have particularly fond memories of a Froese family reunion in Vanderhoof where we did a lot of singing. We trust that the love and support of family and friends will help you in your grief.
    With our love,
    Barbara and Jake Ens Saskatoon

  6. John will be dearly missed by his many friends at Sun Valley Estates. He always had a kind word and that nice smile when he greeted you. Sincere condolences to Leona and family.

  7. Uncle John was one of the kindest men I have known. He was consistent. Always the same. Great sense of humour. Love for others. Caring. Godly. He will be missed. I’m so glad we got to have coffee together one last time so recently. I will treasure that last hug until we meet again! Love and prayers to Aunt Leona, Stuart, Stan, Jodi, Bonnie and Curtis.

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