Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Medicine Hat Logo
(403) 527-6455 901 13th Street SW
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 4V4

Obituary - John Wagenaar

John Wagenaar

1948 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Wagenaar(2018)

While surrounded by his loving family, Mr. John Wagenaar, beloved husband of Florence, was peacefully called home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the age of 69 years. Along with Florence, John leaves to cherish his memory: daughter’s, Carla Wagenaar (Jim Stabler) and Sandra Prince; grandchildren, Jayda and Raeden and their father, Mike Prince; brothers, Fred (Marilyn), Rudy (Mary-Lou) and Luke (Karen); sister, Jane (Nick) all of Ontario as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his parents, Jan and Patricia Wagenaar and grandson, Ty Prince. John was always meticulous at his work; ensuring that all projects were completed perfectly. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, golfing and tending his garden - which was always kept in immaculate condition. John was a loving husband, dad and papa whose love of life and family will be missed! A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. A private interment will take place prior to the service at Redcliff Cemetery. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 - 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5; SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8E8 or to the charity of one’s choice.


  1. John Giudice:
    May 14, 2018 at 07:45 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Love John Giudice and Family.

  2. Audrey &Ken:
    May 15, 2018 at 08:25 AM

    Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Condolences to you, Carla, Sandra and families.
    John took great pride in whatever he worked on with meticulous attention to detail. His gardens were beautiful!
    Audrey and Ken

  3. Laura Heerema:
    May 15, 2018 at 03:48 PM

    Auntie Flo, Carla & Jim, Sandra, Jayda & Raeden, we have so many memories of Uncle John- the never ending supply of Pepsi, the twinkle in his eye and grin he had when he teased us and when we teased him, Nikki soaking him with the water hose with cold water...these are just a few. Such good times we had together. We are sorry we can't be there to support you in the days ahead, but please know you are always in our thoughts and we pray that the Lord will sustain you during this sad time. Our love to you all~ Laura, Mark, Nikki & Nathan

  4. Linda and Mary Ann McDonald:
    May 15, 2018 at 08:40 PM

    Florence and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. John will be missed dearly.
    Sorry for you loss. He definitely had a twinkle in his eye and he liked to tease us. We'll miss your visits.

  5. Sarah:
    May 16, 2018 at 01:10 PM

    Dear Flo, I am very saddened to hear of John's passing. John will be remembered as a wonderful man who took pride in all that he did. I lived next door to you both for a few years and John taught me a lot about yard work and taking care of my first home. I always enjoyed bumping into him around town, whether it be when he was out walking his dog or at the local convenience store. May it help to know that you are in my thoughts and that I'm thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. With Deepest Condolences, Sarah

  6. Pat Feenstra:
    May 16, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Thinking of you all

  7. ann unger:
    May 18, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Dear Florence and Family,

    My deepest sympathy in the passing of John. I pray that the Great Comforter, the Holy Spirit will give you the strength and help you need in this difficult time.

    Love, Ann

Send a condolence message

Condolence messages are sent through an approval queue prior to publication. Once approved, your name and condolence message are viewable by the public. Your email address will remain private, and is for notification purposes only. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details.

Allowed tags: <b><i><br><p>Add a new condolence: