John  Fast

Obituary of John Henry Fast

Please share a memory of John to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

John Henry Fast was born to Stan and Phyllis Fast on October 2nd, 1962 in Abbotsford, B. C.  John quietly passed away at home into the presence of the Lord the evening of February 16th, 2022 with his wife Joy by his side, his mother Phyllis and sister Lana in the home also.

John married Josephine (Joy) Cristobal on February 25th, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. They were married almost six years.  

John struggled in school with the written page.  His teacher said, "He must have some wonderful  thoughts" as he sat looking out the windows.

John enjoyed the challenges of figuring out how things worked.  He improved, modified, and restored trucks, cars, and the old 1917 house where he grew to manhood.  This was a labour of love he enjoyed in making the house comfortable for his wife.

John loved trying new things: new foods, building new relationships with people, and traveling to new horizons.

As his cancer was progressing, John began feeling a deep need in his life, heart, and soul.  He experienced a spiritual  awakening.  God continued to work in his heart and in early December he spent the day in meditation in his chair.   He cried most of the day as God revealed himself in two different  revelations. This brought to him a spiritual  peace and rest which was substantiated by the testimony of others.  In thinking of life after death he stated, "The other side is way more real than this side."  His final testimony was, "I am at rest and at peace in my heart." 

Those left with fond memories include his wife, Joy; his mother, Phyllis, Mesa, WA; his siblings, Valerie and Lon Giesbrecht; Frances and Jeff Parker, both of Othello, WA; Lana Koepl; Rich Fast, both of Mesa, WA; Virginia and John Cosby, Hawkeye, IA; brother-in-law Lee Koepl of Connell, WA; thirteen nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his father, one sister, and a brother-in-law.


Memories Service

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Countryside Christian School
20074 Twp Rd 440
Edberg, Alberta, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, February 21, 2022
Edberg Mennonite Church
20074 Twp Rd 440
Edberg, Alberta, Canada
Interment to follow at the Lakeview Cemetery
Share Your Memory of