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John Zinkhan
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Birth: 1915
Death: Feb. 4, 2007

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ZINKHAN_On Sunday, February 4, 2007, John Zinkhan, Broadview, Sask. died at the age of 91 years. The funeral service will be held in the Broadview Community Hall, Broadview, Sask. on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Broadview Cemetery. John was predeceased by his father John, his mother Pauline (nee Zerfas) and all of his siblings: Freda, Henry, Mary, William, Elizabeth, Herman, Emma, Fred, Sophia and Anne. He is survived by his wife Verna; two sons and one daughter, Norman (Sharon) Zinkhan, Calgary, Alta.; Ronald (Linda) Zinkhan, Broadview, Sask. and Deborah (Randy) Andreas, Lancer, Sask.; his grandchildren: Blair, Jason, Ashli, Meghan, Taylor, Robert and Brandy his great grandchildren Max and Vivian; sisters-in-law Helen and Jean and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born in 1915 in Regina, Sask., raised in the Regina area and attended Luther College. A product of the depression in the thirties, he worked at numerous jobs until becoming employed at the Broadview Airport in 1939. There he met Verna Petrie. They were married in 1941 and celebrated their 65th anniversary on September 26, 2006. John enlisted in the RCAF in 1940, was trained as a navigator and attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He flew 35 missions over occupied Europe in Lancaster Bombers with the 6th Canadian Bomber group, 428 (Ghost) Squadron, and was profoundly affected by his war experience. He returned to Broadview and farmed and worked for the CPR for a number of years. Encouraged by a fellow veteran he joined the Veterans Land Administration in 1959 and spent the rest of his career working for VLA in Rosetown, Swift Current and Yorkton retiring in 1978 after 25 years. He moved back to Broadview. He farmed and helped his son farm until age 89 when he suffered a heart attack and his doctor said "no more tractor work for you, " so he became the field inspector on his daily drives in the country. He was devoted to his wife and family and very much enjoyed golf, bridge, cribbage, gardening, woodworking and conversations with his friends and neighbors. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up. He loved to write and wrote many articles for the local newspaper for the Remembrance day editions. John was an active member and a life long supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion. 
 
Burial:
Broadview Cemetery
Broadview
Melville Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
 
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Record added: May 19, 2008
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John Zinkhan
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