John  McCoshen

John Lawrence McCoshen

Thursday, August 10th, 1933 - Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
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John (Jack) McCoshen was born on August 10, 1933 in Star City, SK to Leonard and Mamie McCoshen. He attended school in Mossdale and Pleasantdale, moving to Outlook College for grades 11 and 12, graduating in 1951. Upon graduation his first job was at Safeway in Melfort. From there he moved to Regina to attend business college.
In 1953 he was employed with SaskPower. In 1956, he met Carol Anderson at a New Years dance in Pleasantdale and they married in 1958.
To this union a daughter Leslie and son Bryan were born.
We moved to the Anderson family farm in 1963, where we lived until 2014. During that time he did custom grain hauling and mixed farming.
In 1975 we bought the store in Lac Vert and closed it in 1990. In 2014 they moved to Melfort. With declining health, Jack moved to Parkland Place in 2016. On January 27, 2021, Jack passed away with his family by his side. Jack’s family was very important to him. His greatest joy were his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years Carol; daughter Leslie (Brian) and their children and grandchildren: Craig, Mason, Melanie (Trent), Oakley, Holden, Darcel (Scott), Anlie and Sterling; son Bryan (Brenda) and their children and grandchildren: Charity (Kurt), Graydi, Bryar, Ashley (Shane), John (Kim); sister-in-law Myrl.
He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Mamie; brothers: Bev, Elmer (Willie), Dale (Bev); father-in-law Carl and sister-in-law Bernice.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Friends so wishing may make memorial contributions to Telemiracle or to STARS.
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    Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
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A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Friends so wishing may make memorial contributions to Telemiracle or to STARS.


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Posted at 12:28am
Dear Carol and Family; Marian and I send our deepest condolences. I have many happy memories of Jack. We shared many good times back in the day. I hope all is well for you otherwise. Vern and Marian Buettner

Pauline Holtvogt

Posted at 02:43pm
My sympathies to you Carol, Leslie, Brian and families. I remember lots of humorous times from staying at your home as a teenager.

Ingrid Young

Posted at 11:15am
One of my favourite memories of Jack McCoshen is seeing him in the play that celebrated an earlier time in the life of the Village of Lac Vert, Saskatchewan. He came on stage wearing what looked like shorts with suspenders because he was playing the child, Bryan Young, whose Mum and Dad owned and operated the only general store, the Red&White in days gone by. In a loud voice, he chanted, "Mr. Farnsworth!" imitating Bryan as a curious youngster. Bryan was, of course, an adult (and respected physician) in the audience with me his wife, and we laughed so hard at Jack's antics. The person who likely loved the performance best was Bryan's Mum, Grace Young. Gordie, Bryan's cousin, was sitting with us and loved seeing both Carol McCoshen and her dear husband Jack on stage playing Bryan's family. What a delightful time! We live in Ontario too far away, and miss all of you dearly! Love always, Ingrid Young

Ingrid Young Posted at 06:36pm

Sorry, my mistake--that should be "Mr. Farncombe!!!"

Ingrid and Bryan

Posted at 10:44am
Dear Carol, Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our love! Big hug from Bryan and Ingrid Young xox
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