It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Varughese John (Joy), who passed away on December 8, 2017 at the age of 71 years.
He is remembered with love by his wife of 45 years, Saramma; his daughters Lena (Oreth) and Gina (Steve), and grandchildren (Breanna, Natalie, Evan and Rebekah). He was predeceased by his infant son Joji; father Korah Varughese; mother Aleyamma Varughese, and sisters Achamma and Chinnamma. He will be forever remembered for his faith, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the caring staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital and U of A Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, as well as the outpouring of support and kindness received from friends, neighbors, and community.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Mill Woods Assembly (2225-66 Street). A public viewing will commence at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Internment and reception to follow at Westlawn Memorial Gardens (16310 Stony Plain Road). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation. Clothing and food donations can be brought to Westlawn Memorial Gardens for the Edmonton Food Bank.