John Joseph Kuffner
July 5, 1946 - March 2, 2023
John Kuffner of Indian Head, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at the age of 76 years after complications due to surgery. John was born on July 5th, 1946, in Lebret, Saskatchewan, a middle child to John and Mary (nee Pelletier) Kuffner. John leaves to mourn his loving wife Marj, daughter Tracey (Dean) Rogers, sons; John (Raelene) Kuffner and Robert Kuffner, grandchildren; Kennedy and Kamdyn Kuffner, Jonathan and Alicia Kuffner and Teri-Lynne Reynard, sisters; Bernice Blair, Jean (Lloyd) Thompson, brothers-in-law; Les Kopp, Stan Penner, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. John is predeceased by his grandparents; parents John and Mary Kuffner, parents-in-law David and Margaret Parsons, brothers; Tommy (Vicky) Kuffner, Henry Pelletier, sisters; Marie (Sveto) Federoff, Karon Penner, Sharon Kopp, his granddaughter Ashlee Kuffner, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
John started school in Indian Head, then moved to Regina and attended Balfour Collegiate. He spent most of his time in and around Indian Head. As a young adult, John exhibited a fierce loyalty for friends and family. John loved hanging out with his cousins and attending dances at the lake, where Manny and Rance Amyotte were usually at his side. John had a love of cars and led an active social life. John apprenticed as an ironworker in the 60’s and enjoyed a lifelong career with Ironworkers local 771, making lifelong friends along the way. John’s love of working on cars resulted in many classic cars coming and going throughout his life. John could almost always be found in the garage, at a car show or at Majestics every spring. John grew up in an era when automobiles were works of art and excelled at a hobby of restoring the original glory of many of them. John had a great sense of humour from the beginning to the end of his life. When he was young, his mom had a prize chicken. John was outside playing and shot the chicken with a bow and arrow. It only went through the skin, but he found it hilarious.
A special thank you the Nurses and staff at the Regina Pasqua hospital, especially in the ICU for the kind, compassionate care they provided to John during his stay.
A celebration of life will be held in Indian Head, SK on June 3rd at the Memorial Hall on Grand Avenue at 1 pm with scattering of the ashes to follow in Lebret, SK.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
I'm very sad and sorry that I never I had the opportunity to meet my dad other than when I was eight I've always wanted to try and find him but maybe I was a little worried about rejection or something silly like that it would be great if any of his family members wanted to reach out to me or if I could do the same I would be great it's kind of lonely not knowing that side of my family but I have done my best to build my own my condolences to everyone.
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all your memories give you some comfort.
My deepest sympathies to Marg, Tracey & the family. May John’s memory be eternal
Sad to here that .my condolences go to the family.Darren &Pauline Almassy
We are sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of John. We were friends for a long time. Terry worked with him when they were both an ironwork. Our condolences to his wife Marj and the family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all that new him. Rest in Peace our dear friend.
Johnny, you are going to be missed so much. I will miss our daily b/s sessions and laughs. Our sincerest condolences go out to Marj ,Tracey, John , Robbie and their families. Love and miss you cousin....Rance and family ❤️
Marj and all the Family; Our sincerest sympathy to you and yours. May the stories of good times be shared amongst family and friends to help you through this time of sadness.
Condolences to the family!! Love you guys!! Rest in Peace Johnny!!
We send Tracey and family our deepest condolences and prayers. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.