John Daum of Yorkton passed away on May 18, 2018 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, at the age of eighty-three. John was born to Philip and Wilhelmina (nee Schaan) Daum on July 1, 1934 in Churchbridge. After his schooling, John joined the Royal Canadian Navy based out of Victoria during which time he married Katherine (Kay) Martinuk from Saltcoats. Eventually John and Kay returned to the family farm in the Chatsworth region where they raised five children. John was an enthusiastic curler and passed his love of the sport on to all his children. He served as president of the Chatsworth Curling Club for many years. Another passion was bridge. He and his wife were grand masters and enjoyed decades of involvement with the Yorkton Duplicate Bridge Club. Predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife Kay, and infant son Thomas, John leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory five children: Carla (Mike Fitzpatrick), David, Kathy (Peter Eliuk), Philip (Gloria Fournier) and Patti (Gordon Bird), as well as six grandchildren: Lorelle (Braden), Tessa, Cameron, Bronwyn, Joel and Erica, brothers Ron (Bunny), Daun, and sister Eleanor (Leo); as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. The family wishes to thank Judith Donaldson for her many years as caregiver for both Kay and John. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Christie Funeral Home in Yorkton with Shelly Morris officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Palliative Care Endowment Fund at The Health Foundation in Yorkton.
The Health Foundation of East Central SK
41 Betts Ave, Yorkton SK S3N 1M1