John was born to Austro-Hungarian immigrant parents, Maynard and Agnes Breti on the homestead in Lestock, Saskatchewan. He moved to Regina and worked delivering groceries for Kleins Grocery before settling in Moose Jaw. He worked for Canadian Pittsburgh Industries (Pittsburgh Glass) from 1960-1981, and then he was off to Northern Alberta to work in the oil service industry from 1982-1995. Retirement found John in Riverhurst, where he was an active volunteer for many years serving on town council, at the water treatment facility, and as Deputy Mayor. He was also active in the Riverhurst Lion’s Club and the Central Butte Wildlife Federation. He was the go-to man for anything that needed to be addressed from a broken water line, wildlife control, or help pouring a driveway. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his ever-growing family. He was a friend to many and a great father, which is reflected through his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If anyone knew John, they had an advocate for the underdog and what was fair for all in the community, as well as the individual. People trusted him and younger coworkers respected and appreciated him. He will be deeply missed for all our days. John is pre-deceased by his parents; brothers George Breti, Bill Breti, Tony Breti, his twin sister Elizabeth Arndt, great grandson Tai. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his brothers Mike Breti, Peter Breti, former wife and friend Lynne Cordick. Children Donna (Garnet) Steele, Cora (Neil) Seib, Jerry (Wyndi) Breti, Robert (Charlene) Breti; grandchildren Graham (Lisa) Steele their children Hailey, Cassandra, Grady, Landon; Derrick (Jessie) Steele their children Kaynin, Monroe; Kayla (Van) Reuangrith their children Celina (Geoff) Welch, Jacob, Charlotte, Khamla; Daniel (Alicia) Seib their children Gracie, Inara, Octavia; Eric (Cassidy) Breti their children Lacey, Lucas; Evan (Shelley) Breti their children Rylynn, Shyloh; Lilly Breti; Damon Breti, Caden Breti, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends in Moose Jaw and Riverhurst. A Celebration of John’s Life will take place on Thursday, August 29th at 1pm at Church of God Campus which was formerly the International Bible College at 401 Trinity Lane, Moose Jaw, SK. For those wishing to do so, memorial donations may be made to the Riverhurst Lion’s Club or the Central Butte Wildlife Federation. In living memory of John, a memorial tree will be planted by Jones-Parkview Funeral Home Services, Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.com or www.wjjonesandson.com . In living memory of John. a memorial planting will be made by Jones – Parkview Funeral Services.
August 14 1935 – August 20 2019
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Breti..
Death notice for the town of: Moose Jaw, Province: Saskatchewan