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Obituary - Johnny Haupt

Johnny Haupt

1931 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Haupt(2020)

Johnny Haupt was born on August 2, 1931, in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Home in Medicine Hat at the age of 88 years John’s family moved to the Murraydale district and then to Kealy Springs where he started school. They then settled in the Star Butte district north of Eastend, Saskatchewan. He met his sweetheart, Ardis Borman at the Beef Club achievement day. On December 6, 1957, they were married at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Maple Creek and had their dance at Star Butte School. In 1961, they bought their farm near Seven Persons on the open prairie with the creek running through it. They worked very hard to establish their farm. The family is forever grateful for the beautiful home and farm that they built for their family. In 1967, they had a son Steven and in 1968, a daughter Stephanie. Dad loved his family, his farm and his animals. He was a wonderful husband, father, father in law and grandfather! He had strong farmer hands with a talent for wood work, and gentle hands to hold his grandchildren. In 2013, with health issues looming, mom and dad moved to the city but returned home for two summers until they no longer could be independent in their home. They have resided at the Good Samaritan for the past three years where the staff has become family and treated them very well. The family will always be thankful for the love and compassion they have shown. John leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Ardis; children, Steve (Tracy) Haupt and their children Paige (Jayson) and Cody; Stephanie (Jim Richmond) and their children Tiffany, Samantha (Brandon) and their little one’s Cole and Tyson; brother, Ed (Orchid) and his daughter, Nicole; sister, Delores and her daughters, Rachel and Lora and their families as well as a niece and nephews, Eric Harrison, Nancy Lyster, Kevin Harrison and Tracy Harrison and their families. John was predeceased by his brother, Leo. At this time the family would like to thank everyone for taking the time to call, visit or inquire about John and Ardis. If you find a few minutes in your day, a phone call can really brighten a senior’s day.

‘Rest in peace dad and thank you for all you have taught us and done for us.’

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.


  1. Wayne and Marlene Bodin:
    Apr 01, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your families. With deepest sympathy, Wayne/Marlene

  2. Doreen and Jim Schank:
    Apr 01, 2020 at 01:31 PM

    Sorry to hear of your father-in-law, Tracy. Our condolences to all the family.

  3. James A.Gill:
    Apr 01, 2020 at 03:35 PM

    Steve, Tracy and Family

    So very sorry to hear of Steve's dad's passing. Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending hugs!

    Jim and Marilyn Gill

  4. Angie G:
    Apr 01, 2020 at 05:33 PM

    Steve, Tracy and family, we are so sorry to hear of the the passing of Johnny. Sending our condolences to all of you in this sad time. Hope your all staying healthy.
    Love, Angie/Jason Gackle and Ron/Judy Coate

  5. Jodi Hall:
    Apr 01, 2020 at 05:58 PM

    Steven, Tracey, Stephanie, Ardis and families,
    I was so sorry to hear of John passing while I was away.
    Heartfelt condolences and prayers for your families.

    Jodi Hall

  6. Maxine Sureman:
    Apr 01, 2020 at 06:38 PM

    Ardis, Steve, Tracy and family:

    Sincere sympathy is the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather. Hope you will find comfort while you cherish John's legacy that lives on.

    Maxine and Don Sureman

  7. Brent and Jami-Loy Heller:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    We were very sad to hear about the passing of Mr Haupt. We we were so fortunate to have such a great neighbour for all these years and we have many wonderful memories of sheep shearings, late night hay balings, and drop in visits where we always learned something about the past.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Brent, Jami-Loy, Blake, and Aiden

  8. Jim and Merle Derzaph:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Ardis, Steve, Stephanie and families, We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of JOHNNY, a husband, father , grandpa and dear friend to many. We always enjoyed visiting with John and listening to his stories. He will be missed but may his memories live in your hearts forever. May God grant all of you the strength and courage to carry on without him present as he is watching over.

  9. Christa Viljoen:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 03:05 PM

    Dearest Ardis, and the rest if the fam! Sorry to hear of John passing! I have fond memories if you guys, your farm, and the products I enjoyed from there. Thinking of you often Ardis!!! May God be with you in this time of loss. Love! Christa

  10. Leonard & Brenda Hanson:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 03:34 PM

    Steve, Tracy and family, Brenda and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your father, father-in-law and grandpa. I first met Johnny over thirty years ago when I stopped at his farm to ask permission to hunt pheasants, he was gracious, friendly and obliging. Many years later he gave Brenda one of his creations, she still uses the trivet to this day.
    May God's peace be with you through these days.

  11. Delwin & Val Welk:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 03:50 PM

    Steve & Tracy,
    Our hearts are so sad for you as we heard of the passing of your Dad.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    We understand saying Goodbye to a Dad.
    May God's peace fill your hearts as you adjust to this new season in your lives.
    Delwin & Val

  12. Paul Blasetti:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 06:09 PM

    Steve, Tracy and family. I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. We have so many fond memories of him and the neighborly visits that were shared. We are sending prayers along with our deepest condolences to everyone.

    Paul, Karen, Dana & Kirsten Blasetti

  13. Conny Kappler, Mike Shackleton:
    Apr 02, 2020 at 11:31 PM

    Our sincere condolences to the Haupt family and relatives. Our thoughts are with you.

  14. Len & Lindy Moser:
    Apr 03, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    To Ardis, Steve, Stephanie and children: We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Johnny will always have a special place in our hearts.

  15. Donna-Lee & Collin:
    Apr 04, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Steve & Tracy,
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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