John Planke

Obituary of John William Planke

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It is with great sadness the family of John Planke of Port au Bras announces his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on October 18, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

John was married to the love of his life Ida for 55 wonderful years. They raised 3 wonderful children together. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. When he was sick even on his worse days his eyes would light up and a beautiful smile would appear when his grandkids visited. John was a very quiet man, a man of very few words but always loved having company and listening to his music. He could be seen often on his patio with his eyes closed just listening to some of his favorite singers Lloyd Snow and Brian Finn just to name a few. He was always there to help anyone and give a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved to go trouting and camping with his family. In his younger days he loved listening to the ham radio and spent hours doing so. John will be missed by all his family and never forgotten. His memory will live on in his family.

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Ida of 55 years; son George (Glenda) of Burin; daughters Sadie Lundrigan (Danny) of Port au Bras and Roxanne Regular (Craig) of Grand Falls; grandchildren Christian, Michael, Aleasha, and Alyssa; great grandchildren Layla and Allen; brothers George (Blanche) and Wayne (Lois); sister Sybil Kennedy (predeceased by husband Kevin); brothers-in-law Levi Barnes (Eliza), Ches Barnes (Geraldine), Jerry Barnes and Hubert Barnes (predeceased by wife Ramona); sisters-in-law Julia Randell (Tom) and Sadie Skinner (Willy) plus a large circle of other family and friends.

Special thanks to his home care workers Kenny Foote, Johnny Fleming and John Cheeseman and the doctors and nursing staff at Burin Peninsula Health Care Center.

Predeceased by infant son in 1975; parents William and Alice Planke; parents-in-law George and Emily Barnes; brother Bert; son-in-law Elvis; brothers-in-law Kevin, Gerald and Allister.

In keeping with Covid regulations the family will be accepting family and friends on Tuesday, October 19th from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. Masks must be worn at all times and no food permitted. Please sanitize hands and sign in when entering the funeral home. Thanking you in advance for respecting the regulations. Together we can do this.

Funeral service will take place from St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Port au Bras on Wednesday, October 20th at 2PM with interment following at Anglican Cemetery, Port au Bras.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.


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