John Victor Aarestad

May 3, 1954 - May 29, 2023

In Loving Memory

John Victor Aarestad

John Victor Aarestad died suddenly on May 29, 2023. Survived by wife Janice, son Colin (Nicky), grandson Cole, and daughter Angela (Dale). Also brother Peter (Barb), sisters Flo (Jim), Rose, and numerous nephews and nieces.

John was born in Kamloops on May 3, 1954 to Victor and Anne Aarestad. The youngest of 4, John lived on the family farm until 1987, and stayed in Salmon Arm until 2001. A short move to Kaleden, BC and then lived in Armstrong, BC from 2006 until his death.

John is well known as the helpful man at Shepherd’s Hardware. He always put others first, customers could count on his willingness to help no matter the size of the job. He volunteered with the Sons of Scotland, and many other non-profit organizations. An avid fisherman, and outdoorsman, he always had a good story.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-546-7237

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-546-7237

2980 Smith Dr,
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 8

  1. Tom and Myna Skinner says:

    Myna and I would like to offer our condolences to your entire family. We were connected with John, Janice and Cole through the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band. We both have very fond memories of the three of you through travel, parades, and events. John was a big man, with a big heart. He was very thoughtful and always pleasant and helpful in any setting. People like John leave a huge hole in our community, and we were all uplifted by his thoughtfulness. We share your loss with you.
    Tom and Myna

  2. Heather Graham says:

    Janice. Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of John
    He was a kind soul… thinking of you and your family in
    This sad time. Heather

  3. Nola Obee says:

    I was sorry to read about John’s death. When I moved to Armstrong, confused about care of my first house, he was kind to me. I’ll be thinking of you.

  4. Annette Erickson says:

    My condolences to you Angela and all your family in the loss of your dad/spouse/brother. All losses of loved ones are challenging but sudden losses can be even more so. Sending you and your family heartfelt love as you navigate this grief journey.

  5. Catherine Connell says:

    Dear Janice, Angela, Collin, Cole and all of your families,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I always found John to be kind and considerate and very helpful!
    He will be sorely missed!
    Love from Catherine

  6. Penny Latta says:

    Very sad to hear of John’s passing. He was an incredible person who gave more than was asked through his work at Shepherd’s Hardware. I met him while working with my father, Pete Pasechnik. I was learning the construction trade and John was a constant source for our construction bids. After Pete passed away in 2018 our family needed some resources to clean up and pass along the many items a construction guru collects. John was that resource who knew a guy, that knew a guy that could do anything! He was always available to take a call, would find that item or person to get the job done!
    I know he will be missed by the people he met through his work, and I am sure this incredible personality gave even more to his family and friends that will feel that void indefinitely.
    Condolences to his family and all that knew him…
    Penny Latta (Pasechnik) S.J. Pasechnik & Son Ltd. Construction

  7. Ervin and Robyn Souder says:

    Very sorry and shocked to hear of John’s death! He was always so friendly, pleasant and efficient. We always stopped when at Shepherd’s to say Hi to John. He was a good man. Rest in peace John.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  8. John & Karen LaVigne says:

    John served 4 generations of our family..always with integrity, good will, totally honest, a sense of humour and so much knowledge. Our father,our family,our son, our grandson. We will miss him in our lives..we’ve always gone to John. Our condolences to each of you. He will long be remembered.

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