Unrau, John

Unrau: John Unrau passed away peacefully on September 10, 2021 after a brief time in the Souris Hospital at the age of 97. John was a simple man. He valued his family, his friends and his community. John had an incredible will to live. He believed in hard work and conducted himself with honesty and integrity.

Predeceased by his wife Anne in 2009, he will be missed by his children Bob (Judy) and Joanne (Harold), his four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A private funeral service was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of John, the family has respectfully requested donations to either the Souris Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or St Paul’s United Church Box 899 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

12 thoughts on “Unrau, John”

  1. Deepest sympathy to you, Bob and Joanne and your families. My dad thoroughly enjoyed his visits to the elevator at Newstead back in the day. As I drive past the railway tracks where the elevator used to be I often think of you guys. Seems so strange without that elevator there and your house. Your dad was a big part of that era. Take care and know that we’re thinking of you all at this sad time.

    The Turner’s at Carroll

  2. I will truly miss John . He was a great man and wonderful neighbour. Very wise and full of knowledge. He had a great concern for how the next generations would handle the changing world. Now at final home with Anne.

  3. Our deepest sympathies to Bob, Joanne and their families. John was a true gentleman, great neighbour and wonderful friend. Diane said ,” He was a nice man.” Anyone who knew John would certainly agree! So many great memories of the Newstead Days with the Unraus. Thinking of you!

  4. John was such a wonderful kind and caring man. I will cherish our many visits outside the church these past few months. Deepest sympathy to all his family! “Go rest high on that mountain” John.
    Sincerely Brock and Deb Butler

  5. Sorry to hear of John’s passing. He will be deeply missed. Cherish your memories. I enjoyed our visits when I would stop in at his house to check on him and his garden. He was a great Neighbor to my father Ab.
    Gail Williamson

  6. John will certainly be missed by the Falloon/Filewich families. We enjoyed his company for Sunday suppers, his funny stories, his wisdom and knowledge, and his friendship. John was always interested in everything that was going on.
    John had lots of good memories to share with us about the fun times had with the “Good” family. (Bill and Helen) The Good and Unrau families spent many Saturday evenings together. John and Bill together were quite the “characters!” John would have a laugh as he told us about some of the fun times he and Bill had.
    Our sympathy goes out to Bob, Joanne and families. He was so proud of you all, Bob and Judy, Joanne and Harold, grandkids and great-grandkids. John was a very special man.

  7. Sorry to hear of John’s passing. I helped at repairs at St. Paul’s united church and John was always there helping along with Elmer Webster, Jack tufts and others. John was real gentleman. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.

  8. Deepest sympathy to Joanne,Bob and your families. I just met John Unrau once at his granddaughter’s (Reagan)wedding but seems like I knew him from years ago through his daughter Joanne who loved John unconditionally she visited him regularly from Calgary during snow stroms,she even found the way during COID to visit him. John had a such a positive attitude towards life till his last breath. You will be missed John by your family and friends. Rest In Peace.

  9. Our sympathy to the Unrau family. A loss is always very hard in spite of having many wonderful years with our loved ones. John and Anne were both such kind souls, and so very down to earth. I really enjoyed working with Anne and John when my Grade 6 class did the Generations project, and we enjoyed the wealth of history they shared with the children and the community. Thinking of them back together again brings a smile!

    Jim and Lori Denbow

  10. Extending sincere sympathies to the Unrau families at this difficult time. As neighbours for many years, my many memories of John & Anne’s kindness, generosity (always bringing over garden extras) enjoying tea together, zest for life will always be close to my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all John’s family & friends at this time of sadness.

  11. John was such a kind and thoughtful man. A true gentleman!!! He will be missed. Sincere condolences to his Family. He will be with Anne now. He missed her so very much.

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