It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the sudden passing our our dear brother, John Frank Jereb on May 14, 2021.
He was born and raised in Current River; a place he called home all his life. A man whose loudest joy was cruising the city on his Harley and his quietest one giving loving support to the people who had the honor of knowing him. John took great pride in his work as a Stationary Plant engineer with the Mill, where he spent 35 years, before working within nursing homes for the City of Thunder Bay. John was well travelled and has seen much of Europe, including his parents birthplace, Slovenia, as well as England, Ireland, Scotland and Vietnam. His most memorable trips were those throughout the States and within Canada.
John was a man who understood challenges and had the stories to match. Deeply compassionate and social, he turned his life experience into support and encouragement for those struggling around him. John deeply changed and touched many, many lives. Our family are in awe of the outpouring of support of love and appreciation for John's influence on so many. John had many lasting friendships that spanned decades. He always remembered the important events in peoples lives and was a committed friend.
Kris Rydholm has been a close friend with John for over 20 years and shared many travel adventures - we thank Kris for his loyalty to John and share his profound grief over the loss of his friend. You were always there Kris and we know your friendship was so meaningful. Stephanie and Barry Crawford, we thank you for always thinking of John and having him to your home on countless occasions to celebrate special occasions and yearly events. Even though he couldn't be with his family we were happy knowing he was with good friends to share a meal.
John was predeceased by both his parents.
He is survived by his brothers Tom Jereb and Marjon Jereb (Diane); sister Helena Lake (Bernie); nephews Michael Jereb and Christopher Lake; niece Andrea Jereb (Nico) and great niece Camyrn. John is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Slovenia. John is also survived by his cat Earl who may have loved him most of all.
We will miss our brother deeply and share our grief with those that knew him. We ask that you continue to remember the best of his past and keep learning the truth of his existence. To honor John we will host of celebration of his life later this summer.
Arrangements have been entrusted to EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.
Please sign the online condolences at everestofthunderbay.com