John Stolar passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 just 19 days short of his 93rd birthday. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marge (nee LaRose) Stolar in 2010. John was born on January 19, 1925 on the family farm near Fonehill, SK to Steve and Katie (Borys) Stolar. He attended Radimno School and had to quit at 12 years of age to help on the family farm following the death of his father. He moved to Yorkton in his 20's where he met his future wife Marge at the Cornerhouse Cafe. They were married on October 23, 1953, were blessed with three children and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. In John's younger years he played fastball which led to him to become an umpire as well. He enjoyed watching ball and could be found attending many sports days over the years. He worked in construction for most of his working career and was the foreman for Bill the Builder for 28 years and then came out of retirement when Logan Stevens asked him to come to work for them. He never sat idle and loved hard work which is what he said made him "tough". John also loved working in his flower garden which he seemed to have a green thumb for as his gardens flourished under his care. John was never one to turn down a good game of Hola or a stiff shot of whiskey with friends. He loved helping people and even in his 80's you could still see him pushing his snowblower down the street clearing the sidewalks and driveways of the neighbour's around him. He loved music and many Sunday mornings he would pull out his violin and playing a few old tunes. He was always either whistling or humming while he worked. In 1959 John and Marge built the house John lived in until ill health forced him to move to a care home in 2013. John was predeceased by his wife, Marge, parents, Steve and Katie Stolar, step-father, Uchtyn Medwid, brothers, William, Howard, Emil, Mike and Cyril, sisters; Mary, Stella, Katie and Olga. John will be remembered by his three children; Donna (Barry) Arrowsmith of Lyndhurst, ON, Robert (Kathy) Stolar of Melville, SK and Debra (Jim) Roest of Regina, SK, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Paul's Lutheran Home in Melville for the wonderful care they gave dad during his stay. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
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