John Henry Sinnott of Pincher Creek, beloved husband of the late Alice Sinnott, passed away on Aug. 12, 2023, at the age of 92.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Barbara (Barry) Snow; stepsons Dan (Betty) Cleland and Neil (Corinne) Cleland; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Besides his loving wife, Alice, John was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Bessie Sinnott; siblings Ernie Sinnott, Olive Gerard and Annie Sorge; and stepson Murray Cleland.
John was born and raised in the Pincher Creek area. After graduation he went to Olds College, where he was the valedictorian of his graduating class. After that, he farmed and then owned the Massey Ferguson dealership.
John also played with a local dance band in the Pincher Creek, Twin Butte and Beaver Mines areas, as well as other southern Alberta towns. He loved listening to Daniel O’Donnell sing, and to the Emeralds dance band.
In 1982 he married Alice Cleland in Pincher Creek. They moved to Lundbreck and bought the confectionery and gas bar they ran for many years. John and Alice travelled to many interesting places together, having many adventures.
He was also instrumental in the building of the Lundbreck seniors centre and the Serenity Park at Crestview Lodge in Pincher Creek.
A funeral mass was held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Pincher Creek, Alta. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek. A reception took place at the Windsor Heritage Drop-In Centre in Lundbreck, Alta.
Donations in John’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 Second St. S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 1J5.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to .Eden’s Funeral Home