John Staudt

Dad’s family homestead in south western Saskatchewan. Due to poor crops his father, mother and three older daughters Ida, Katie, and Emma moved to Portland, Oregon in 1925 for work. It was in Portland in 1925 that dad and his twin sister Julia were born. In 1928 another set of twins Harry and Helen were born. In 1928 the family moved back to Saskatchewan. Dad was discharged from the army in 1945. It was tough trying to make a living farming so he moved to Alberta to work in the forest industry. He worked at various jobs including owing his own truck hauling mine props to the mines in southern Alberta. Dad came to B.C. in 1953 along with many other families from Breton, Alberta to work for Hank Pearson at Taltapin Lake. Hank built a new sawmill at Taltapin Lake and brought many people from Alberta with him. Dad hauled lumber from Taltapin Lake and Pendelton Bay for many years. Later he hauled logs and lumber and drove arch truck from east of Prince George to east of Terrace and all places in between. After he quit trucking he worked out of shop in Topley repairing trucks and trailers for Bulkley Valley transport. His last job was repairing school bus’s out of the school district shop in Burns Lake. Some time after retirement he moved to Aldergrove, B.C. In 2005 dad moved back to Burns Lake and lived in Carroll Cottage. He had just moved into the Pines for a week when he passed away.

Dad is survived by his twin sister Julia (Robert) Stock, Medicine Hat, AB. Brother in-law Edward Stock, Medicine Hat, AB. Brother in-law Don Lauber of Burns Lake, B.C. Sister in-law Joyce Lauber of Edmonton, AB. Son Danny (Ursula) Staudt of Topley, B.C. Daughter Judy (Richard) Butler of Drayton Valley, AB. Son Richard (Janice) Staudt of Galahad, AB. Also survived by eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Predeceased by wife Marie, partner Mirjam, and partner Audrey. Sisters Ida, Katie, Emma, Helen, and brother Harry. Grandchildren Steven and Micheal Staudt.

Dad was laid to rest in the Burns Lake cemetery.


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