Varughese Vettukzhi John


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.

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2225-66 Street Edmonton AB T6K 4E6 CA

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Colleen Haughian

Dear Sara and family: I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband and father. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Please know my prayers are with you . So sorry that I was unable to attend his memorial services, but know that I am there in spirit.

Andrea and Louis Soucy

Sara and girls, we were saddened to hear of John’s death, we know you are missing his presence. May God bless you with His strength to get you through this difficult time. Hoping the love and caring of family and friends will give you support you need. Andrea and Louis.

Jays mathew and family

May God peace and comfort be with you. Our prayers are with you lenachachi, ginahachi and family.

Wendy Sumner

Sarah and family, All our love and heart felt sadness in your loss of your husband and father. Our hearts are with you, Sarah. May you know the peace and comfort of our Father.
From Wendy Sumner
staff of Grey Nun’s NiCU


I love you so much uncle. ……..
If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Romans 14:8


My heart is so broken right now Dad, I miss you terribly but I know you are rejoicing in Heaven. I love you with all my heart.

ponnachan joseph

We pray that our Lord will grant courage and comfort to you all in the family – Mercy, Gina, and Lena…, our deepest sympathy. We are sad that we will miss that affectionate smile of on Joy brothers face…; but our hope is in Christ that we will see our beloved ones, very soon on that Glorious Day !
Ponnachan / Susamma and Family

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