John Porter

Obituary of John David Porter

With heavy hearts we announce that John passed away peacefully at Regina Grace Hospice on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, with his loving wife of 37 years, Betty by his side.     He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Cecilia; and brother George. John’s memory will be cherished by his wife, Betty and their daughter Yana; special nephews Don Babey and Darryl Babey and his children Mason, Michael, Nicole and Dani, his partner Jennifer Prosko Schindelka and her children Matt and Megan; and special niece Kristi (James) Zartetski and their children Hanna and Conner.   He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Bonnie Stephenson, Bev (Bruce) White and nephews Jason and Jared Babey. John was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and moved with his parents to the family farm near Emerald Park as an infant.    He attended the Pibroch 1-Room School up until Grade 8 when the family moved to Regina.   John finished his Grade 10 at Campion College in Regina at the age of 16, and then entered the sheet metal trade.  After working for several years, he started his own company, “Porter Mechanical Services.”  John was a very proud Lennox dealer until his retirement.   He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and lots of time at the cabin.   Once the “travel bug” set in, John and Betty spent many winters in Mazatlan, Mexico.   They also travelled to other destinations including Hawaii, Arizona, Florida and along the east and west coasts of Canada and the U.S. John was loved greatly and will be missed by all those who knew him. We would like to express our most heartfelt Thank You to General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital and Regina Grace Hospice for their wonderful care and attention they gave John. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina with Rev. Laura Sundberg officiating.   Online messages of condolence may be left at

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