Sgt John George Devers (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant John George Devers (Ret’d), late of Balgonie and formerly of Lestock, SK on 25 January 2018 at the age of 101 in Regina, SK where he was a resident of the Veterans Unit at Wascana Rehab Centre.
John was a veteran of WW II where he served with the 14th Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers from 1940 - 1945 earning the rank of Sergeant. After the war he returned to Regina where he drove a cab by day and worked as a night clerk at the Wascana Hotel and later with Ursel's Electric.
John returned to Lestock and opened a garage under the Co-Op franchise. He was a jack of all trades and master of them all. He was the Postmaster at Lestock from 1964 until his retirement in 1981 and also served as Town Policeman for a time.
John will be remembered by his Hayloft Pavilion Barn Dances on his farm west of Lestock that drew big crowds and many a local romance began for some patrons. John also raised Sheep, Herefords and Appaloosa Horses on this farm. In 1978, he purchased a quarter of land in the Qu'Appelle area and moved his buildings and mobile to that location, east of Balgonie in 1980. John was involved locally in the Roman CatholicChurch with the Holy Name Society, The International Lions Club, The Royal Canadian Legion and Parish Council.
A Celebration of John's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 24 February 2018 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 302 King St., Balgonie, SK. Interment of ashes will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 – 1820 Cornwall St., Regina, SK S4P 2K2 or the veterans unit, Wascana Rehab Centre, 2180 23rd Ave., Regina, SK S4S 0A5. Condolences can be sent online.