Born April 25, 1937, Cando, SK – Died July 17, 2019, Calgary, AB
John was born at the farm to Nicholas and
Hassia Czerniak (nee Bilan) near Cando, SK.
He is the middle child of eleven with 5 older and 5 younger siblings.
He is predeceased by his parents along with
his brother’s Leonard Czerniak, Billy (Gloria) Czerniak, and Mike Czerniak. He is also predeceased by his brother in-law
Nick (Mary) Mantyka and sister in-law Dorothy (Paul) Czerniak.
John is survived by his siblings; Mary (Nick)
Mantyka, Rose (Jim) Keogan, Sophie (Mel) Proteau, Lydia (Sylvester) Gulansky, Paul (Dorothy)
Czerniak, Carolyn (Peter) Gustar, Denis (Debbie) Czerniak.
John married Nola Mable King on May 28th,
1960. They moved many times over the
years to follow his oilfield career. In
1979 they built and moved to “the ranch” NW of Cochrane. John and Nola had 5 children; Rhonda Czerniak
(Steven, Rhondel, Justin), Lorelei (Rob) Berry (Natasha, Ryan, MacKenzie), Leah
(Tom) Czerniak-Holmes (Davis, Reece), Naomi (Jamie) Czerniak-Reay (Kyle, Mikaela,
Ethan), and John (Tracey) Czerniak (Annabella).
Papa Gheto is survived by 12 great
John was a self-taught, accomplished musician
on the guitar, banjo, fiddle and piano. Family and music were his passions. In 1970 Big Chief Records released his album
“I’m Johnny Bluestone”. Over the years
John and his music was the source of entertainment at all family
gatherings. As soon as he arrived and
started playing his music the whole party started!
We know the party in heaven has gained a lead
vocal and guitarist. The toes are
tapping and the laughs are rollin’. We
love you and will miss you always. Till
next time Pops (aka Crusty Muffin), xx
Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (10 River Heights Dr, Cochrane, AB). Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson and Anne McNeil, Funeral Directors. Ph: 403-932-1039.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of CZERNIAK John Born April 25 1937 Cando SK – Died July 17 2019 Calgary AB..
Death notice for the town of: Cochrane, Province: Alberta