HIMPE - John Himpe of Calgary and formerly of Yorkton passed away suddenly on January 25, 2019 at the Foot Hills Hospital.
John Jason Himpe was born on August 31, 1980 to John and Dorothy Himpe at Dauphin, Manitoba.
John attended his elementary school in Dauphin, MB, his middle school in Airdrie, Alberta and his high school at Sacred Heart in Yorkton. After his graduation, John continued his education at Sait in the Broadcasting Program in Calgary, Alberta.
John's first job in broadcasting was at CBC TV in Swift Current. He then went onto Rawlco Radio in Regina for the next 15 years. He then took a break for nine months and travelled. In 2017 John returned to Saskatchewan and worked for Fox FM in Yorkton. Feeling the urge for a bigger city John accepted a job with Global News Radio 770 CHQR in Calgary as a reporter and then as executive producer until his death.John will sadly be missed by his parents John & Dorothy Himpe, sister Kerri (Mark) Kawchuk; nephews Blair and Logan; niece Brooklyn (Justin) Kroeker; special friend nieces Jessica Rohatynsky and Emma Pindus.
Many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends Chris Nilghe and Justin Thorpe.
John was predeceased by his grandparents, four uncles and three cousins.
A Prayer Vigil was held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
with Mary Bybliw leading in prayer. The pianist, Diana Hornung led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Louis Kim Nguyen as the Celebrant. Members of St. Gerard's choir led in the singing of the hymns, accompanied by Chris Fisher. The readings were presented by Jessica Rohatynsky. The cross bearer was Mark Kawchuk and the eulogist was Kerri Kawchuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Blair & Logan Kawchuk and Jessica Rohatynsky serving as the urn bearers.