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John Ronald Bernard Harold Shuttleworth passed away peacefully with family at his side on October 23, 2023, at the age of 83 years. John leaves to mourn his beloved wife, Anne, and his four daughters Cheryl, Sho-Sho (Cory), Brenda (Sam) and Tanis (Mike), his eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his siblings Jim, Allan, Florence (Jim) and Doug (Sharon), and his siblings-in-law Barbara, Wayne (Dale) and Ron (Irene). John is predeceased by his parents Eva and Bud, brother George, grandson JJ, and great-granddaughter Beth.
John was born on November 12, 1939, at Horse Bluff, Manitoba, to Rudyard “Bud” Shuttleworth and Eva Shuttleworth (Flett). He lived at Horse Bluff until he was 15 years old, when his family moved to Bacon Ridge. Shortly after, John got a job working on the CNR, where he worked for the next 15 years. John worked in many remote communities throughout his years with the railway and when he left in 1969, John was Section Foreman in Renwer, Manitoba.
In 1969, John purchased the Ebb and Flow Taxi company and moved back to Bacon Ridge with Anne and his two eldest daughters, Cheryl and Sho-Sho. He was happy to have the opportunity to be reacquainted with friends and family in his community. In 1972, John and his family moved to Dauphin where he upgraded his education. John attended ACC in Brandon, where he was student council president, and Red River Community College where he was enrolled in the plumbing program. After completion of the plumbing program, John returned to Dauphin to work with Risley’s Plumbing and Heating and McGimpsey Plumbing and Heating. In 1976, John started working with Electrolux as a door-to-door salesman, selling vacuum cleaners. This job was perfect for John, as he loved interacting with people. He continued working with Electrolux until 2009, when John retired due to health reasons.
From a young age, John was exposed to a lifetime full of music. When John was 7 years old, his dad made a trade with lumber for an accordion. With his mother’s help, John quickly learned how to play, and it didn’t take long before he was playing on the radio with his uncles. John played music in multiple bands around the country. Along with his musical talents, John became a strong and prominent public speaker. He was often asked to speak on the spot at various events, such as weddings, funerals, anniversaries, AA roundups and community gatherings.
John was always heavily involved in the community. He offered many community service supports in Dauphin and surrounding communities with various organizations and agencies, such as the Dauphin Jail, Dauphin Friendship Centre, Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Home, and the R.I.D.E Program.
John married the love of his life, Anne, on November 22, 1969. In their 54 years of marriage, they were blessed with four beautiful daughters. Family was the center of John’s life, and he always looked forward to family gatherings, dinners and holidays with his loved ones.
The family of John wants to send a special thank you to Dr. R. Smith, Dr. F. Marais, and Dr. A. McMullen, and the support staff at the Dauphin hospital and home care workers who assisted John. The family would also like to thank Sonny and the caring staff at the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Home.
Viewing will be offered prior to service 12 noon to 12:50 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church.
A Funeral Service will be held for John on Monday, October 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm from the St. Paul's Anglican Church in Dauphin with Rev. Barry Nadolny officiating.
Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Live streaming of the service will be offered to those unable to attend via Sneath-Strilchuk website..
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of John may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church 404 1st Street SW, Dauphin, MB R7N 1N3.