On March 28, 2020, John Loveridge, incredibly loved husband, father of two daughters and numerous of their friends who referred to him as “dad” or the dad they never had, beloved family member and friend – one of the best and most awesome men in our lives, left us suddenly and unexpectedly. He always got what he wanted you see – John always said he didn’t want to suffer in old age, and so therefore, he didn’t! Just minutes prior to leaving us, he had completed a welding project for a friend in his shop (‘cuz Johnny always finishes what he starts). And then he was tired, and decided it was time to go.
On September 17, 1943, our star was born in the small town of Melville, Saskatchewan – he was the baby of the family in a lineup of 8 children, born to parents Cecil & Alma Loveridge, and grew up on a farm, well accustomed to what it meant to work hard for a living. John met his wife, Judy, when he was a young man, and the two married on October 10, 1964 – celebrating over 55 years of marriage and modelling for us all the true meaning and value behind the wedding vows that he and Judy had taken. In 1967, the first daughter, Lorelei, was born, and in 1970, the second, Tracy, joined the family.
John tirelessly worked for many years as a welder until his retirement, providing the very best life and home for his family. He loved fiercely, laughed heartily and always had a silly joke or a crazy, funny story to tell. John made friends everywhere he went and was loved by pretty much everyone who met him. He was a great dancer, proving his talents with Judy on many a dance floor over the years. He loved to play guitar and sing, and did so pretty much all his life (and, man, was he good!). During his last 5 retirement years, John enjoyed working in his shop, completing odds and ends welding projects for friends he had met along the way. John must have been somewhat bored following retirement, for he loved to torture his wife and daughters with his crazy character and constant chatter. We loved him so very much and he will be missed to no end, and never forgotten.
John , or Johnny, as some would call him, is survived by his loving wife, Judy, two daughters, Lorelei and Tracy, his pup, Bingo (who is a complete daddy’s boy!), as well as hundreds of family and friends who will keep his memory alive! He was loved and will be missed by all who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him!