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John Lapshinoff

John David Lapshinoff

August 23, 1949 – March 25, 2021

It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of John Lapshinoff, loving husband, father and grandfather, on March 25, 2021. John went to be with the Lord after a valiant year and a half struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

John is survived by his loving wife Muriel (nee Deault), daughters Andrea (Bruce) Klassen and Jacqualine Haller (nee Lapshinoff) and stepson Aaron (Lisa) Pelletier. He will be dearly missed by his three grandchildren Emily and Ava Klassen and Natalie Pelletier. He is also lovingly remembered by his brother Peter (Mildred) Lapshinoff and his nephew Jonathan Lapshinoff, as well as his cousins and extended family. He will be missed by his Godchildren Jeremy Johnson and Sandra Naconechney, as well as his many friends and former co-workers.

John was predeceased by his father John Lapshinoff in 1974 and his mother Doris Lapshinoff (nee Lazaroff) in 2007.

John was born on August 23, 1949 in Kamsack and grew up in Veregin, SK. He attended school in both townships. He then graduated from Steinbach College in Manitoba. His career spanned the fields of farming, business management, sales and he ended up retiring from Corrections in 2015. John enjoyed his retirement to the fullest, spending time with family and friends and enjoying their cottage at Emma Lake which kept him busy with projects and provided time to relax and enjoy life. He also enjoyed travelling to Jamaica, Hawaii, the USA and many destinations within Canada. He was adventurous in his travels and was always open to trying new experiences such as cliff diving and parasailing. He enjoyed visiting with friends over coffee, especially his long-time friend Cal.

On Sept. 20, 2019 John was diagnosed with ALS. With great strength, courage and dignity he faced the many challenges and obstacles associated with this debilitating disease.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kerri Schellenberg and the ALS team at Saskatoon City Hospital, to Dr. Keith Clark, home care and the many health care providers. Our deep appreciation and sincere gratitude is extended to the Palliative Care team of physicians and nurses at St. Paul’s Hospital, who provided exceptional care and compassion to John during the final stages of his illness.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held on March 31, 2021 at Cherished Memories Funeral Services in Martensville, SK.

A private interment will take place in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Saskatoon Hillcrest Memorial Garden. To send written condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John to the following:

The ALS Society of Saskatchewan
2430 8th Ave. Unit C
Regina, SK
S4R 5E3

The Lighthouse Supported Living – Saskatoon
304 – 2nd Ave. South
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1L1


Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.


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