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6287-67A Street (Taylor Drive)
Red Deer, AB T4P 3V9
Phone: 403-340-4040
Fax: 403-343-3033
John Bittorf

John Bittorf

Friday, October 12th, 1945 - Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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John Bittorf passed away on July 7th, 2019 at the age of 73. John grew up in Elmira Ontario, oldest of
three children and chief antagonist to two younger sisters. Like many young men, he came out west to
join the RCMP and met the love of his life, Shirley. He soon learned the RCMP lifestyle was not his cup of
tea and decided to open a restaurant to pursue his love of cooking. Ironically, he discovered that
cooking did not feed the family; he wanted more for his growing family. He moved north and west, to
Fort Mc Murray and found his career passion, water treatment, which lead him to his home in Red Deer
and travels around the world treating water.

He dearly loved his wife Shirley. They traveled all over the world visiting every continent except
Antarctica. His greatest accomplishment was his two wonderful children, Kevin and Alicya. They
managed to give John three amazing grandchildren, Skarlette, Drizzitt and Isabel. His family was his top
priority and Sunday dinner was the highlight of his week. Perfect roast beef and fluffy yorkshire brought
great joy to him, his family and to all those attending.

John was an avid golfer and loved to volunteer. He spent many hours volunteering at the food bank,
stocking shelves and cooking at their many events. He was the best back 9 golfer of all time, but the
front 9 not so much.

He is survived by: his wife of 50 years Shirley Bittorf, children : Kevin Bittorf and Alicya Bittorf (Keven);
sisters Norma Hayman & Elaine Butler, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers please donate to John’s favorite charities: Red Deer Food Bank
www.reddeerfoodbank.com ; STARS air ambulance, https://foundation.stars.ca/AB-tributegift . Please
mention John Bittorf in your comments. We will also have envelopes at the service for donation.

If you are able please join us for this celebration of John’s life at Parkland Funeral Home on Friday, July
12 th at 1pm (www.parklandfuneralhome.com) .

He was a colorful guy, if you are attending the celebration please wear your favorite colour.
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  • Service

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Parkland Funeral Home Reception Centre
    Address
    6287 - 67A Street
    RED DEER, AB T4P 3V9
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    John was a colorful guy, if you are attending his Celebration of Life please wear your favourite color.

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Diana Carfantan

Posted at 09:55pm
Shirley, Kevin and Alicya,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather, John. In times of tears and sadness, may you think of all you shared, and may it comfort you to know you will have those warm, loving memories forever.
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Alex Curkan

Posted at 02:32pm
My sincere condolences to the Bittorf family.
I had the pleasure of working with John for many years, about 17 years in total. He was a mentor to me, from my interview through to John's retirement from NOVA. I recall many laughs and a few trips to Las Vegas with John and the guys, and as well the great card games we had on shift out here at Joffre.
He was a proud man and would always talk about his children's progress, as well as sharing his vacation stories.

Alex Curkan
JB

Jerry and Carolyn Boudreault

Posted at 08:57am
Our warmest condolences, to Kevin and family, some beautiful colors to celebrate John's life.
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