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John Daniel Trepanier

October 17, 1929 - October 23, 2022


John passed away peacefully at the hospital in Powell River, surrounded by the support of nursing staff and family. John was born in Megantic, Quebec to Zelia and Donat Trepanier. He was one of 13 children. He started working in logging at the age of 11 in Ontario.

 John left Ontario/Quebec in his early teens with the Lapierre family of 11 by train to come to Maillardville, BC where at 15 years of age met his wife to be; Simone Bourassa. He worked in the forest industry his whole life; mainly as a faller. After getting married in 1950 they lived and travelled to many different parts of BC logging and did a stint in Ontario and back to BC where they finally settled in Powell River around 1957. Their daughter Jannine was born in Port Alberni in 1954.

 John loved his wife, his family, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He had too many friends to list. He is survived by his longtime wife of 72 years, Simone; daughter Jannine (Real); 2 grandchildren Kevin (Liane); Jennifer (Mikhael); 4 great grandchildren Emma, Payton, Jacob and Paige. Also, many nieces and nephews who had the opportunity to live with John and Simone over the years, as family members. Homer, Gay, Robert, Anne, Carmen and Bernice Trepanier; Linda and Eddie Dennis.

 John was never scared of work and from the age of 53 after retiring from logging; decided to dig for gold in the interior of BC. They enjoyed spending time on the Fraser River, Soda Creek area in the summer looking for little gold nuggets. They enjoyed hunting over the years and in the winters, they spent 40 + years as snowbirds in Arizona.

 The family wishes to thank Dr. Martin Andreae for his care over many years, as well as the other doctors and nurses throughout his hospital stay who stepped in to help in his final days.

 John had a great life and will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ken & Diane Heatley
Relation: friend

Ken and I cannot express how sad we are that this wonderful man has passed. We have known him for many years…..he felt like family to us. All our love to the entire family.

From: Mervin & Cecile Brulotte
Relation: Distant cousin

Our sincere condolences to Simone, Jannine and families.

From: Penny and Charlie Fair
Relation: A true friend of the family related through relatives.

To the family our continued support and love. Have always been proud to call him “uncle” John. You will truly be missed. 💕💕

From: Yvon & Suzanne Garneau
Relation: Friends with his daughter Jannine and son in law Real

Our sincere sympathies to Simone, Jannine and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all….. May he Rest In Peace 🙏

From: George and Carmell Funk
Relation: He was my uncle.

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family’s. He will always be missed.

From: Lyse Morin
Relation: Jean & Simone are my mother's first cousins. A wonderful couple.

Mes plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille. J’ai de très bons souvenirs de Jean, lors de son séjour à Montréal,
chez Béatrice. Un homme merveilleux tout simplement. My most sincere sympathies to the whole family. I have very good memories of Jean, during his stay in Montreal, at Béatrice’s. Simply a wonderful man.

From: Gordon & Sandy Hamilton

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of a wonderful , kind man.

From: Rick and Linda Crozier
Relation: Friends

So sorry to hear that Jannine, our condolences.

From: Suzanne Racine
Relation: friend.

John was the sweetest man I have known, and we shall miss him. Sincere condolences to all his family

Service Schedule

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
November 12, 2022
Beginning at 1:00pm

Church of the Assumption
7109 Glacier Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1R8

Reception to follow service in St. Joseph’s Hall, Church of the Assumption.

7109 Glacier Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1R8


Date & Time:
November 11, 2022
Beginning at 7:00pm

Church of the Assumption
7109 Glacier Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1R8

7109 Glacier Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1R8

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The family requests in lieu of flowers; please donate to the “Powell River Community Foundation” in memory of John Trepanier.

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