FLESSATTI It is with great sadness that the family of John Flessatti announces his passing on December 3, 2008 at the age of 76 years. John Battesta Salvetara Flessatti was born in Innisfail, Alberta on June 19, 1932 and was raised in the Bowden area. He married Gertrude Lockhart on November 12, 1957. John and Gertie farmed east of Bowden until their retirement in 1986. John is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gertie; his children Donald (Leslie), Hazel (Jim) Michiel, Yvonne (Trevor) Bradshaw and Annette (Darcy) Krisa. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kaelee & Lauren Flessatti, Pam and Derek Michiel, Janna and Tyler Bradshaw and Lindsay and Alyssa Krisa; sister Amelia Hammer; brother Steve (Loretta) Flessatti and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his brother Albert Flessatti, sisters Eda Smith, Pia Hengstler and Jean Fiwchuk. John and Gertie have wonderful memories of traveling in their 5th wheel and enjoying their winters in Arizona. A memorial service for John will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Bowden Lions Community Hall at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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