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John Edward Thacker

- January 29, 2017

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John Thacker
1929 – 2017
John passed away January 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at home. John was born at Cleeves, SK on Feb. 1, 1929 and attended Clayville, Warnock and Turlford Schools. He went to Saskatoon Normal School and taught in various rural and village schools for 35 years. John enjoyed softball, travel square and old time dancing. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary of almost 62 years and five children: Pat Conlon (Steve); Susan Stefanuk (Gordon), Wayne Thacker (Cheryl), Teresa Herd (Peter), Sandra Butterfield (Randy); twelve grandchildren: Paul Conlon, Rhea Conlon, Kyra Stefanuk, Ian Stefanuk, Della Stefanuk, Sara Thacker (Ash), KatieThacker (Dan), Tessa Thacker (Tory), Tyler Herd, Jeremy Herd, Bronwyn Butterfield, and Frances Butterfield; one great grandson, Max Fraser. John is predeceased by sons Patrick and Michael; parents Frances and George Thacker. John's family would like to give sincere thanks to all staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre, Stonebridge Crossing and Dr. C. Bowman for their kind care. At John's request there will be no service at this time

Funeral Details

At John's request there will be no service at this time

Condolence Messages

Wendy (Banman) Hildahl

Written February 02, 2017 from Drayton Valley, Alberta

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Thacker was definitely one of my favourite teachers in Aberdeen! I do know how hard it is to lose your parent, no matter their age or health. My thoughts and prayers are with you. On a lighter note - I remember him coming to buy chickens and turkeys from my Mom years ago and I was SO embarrassed to have one of my teachers come to our house!