John passed away peacefully in his home at Sparwood, BC on February 24, 2015, at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Dolores (Loly), 3 children; Patricia Spetz, John Bartha and Monica Bartha (Chris Clarke), 3 grandchildren; Kevin (Kayleen) Spetz, Brandi Bartha and Amber Bartha, 2 great grandchildren; Bentley Spetz and Kingsly Bartha and his sister Joli Stieber.
John was predeceased by his parents Jozsef and Seres Bartha and his sister Magdolna (Madgie) Erdelyi.
John was born on June 6, 1938 in Magyarbanhegyes, Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1956 where he met his first wife Lorna Quebec in 1963 and had 2 children, Patricia and John. As years past, John and Lorna separated and he later travelled to Honduras where he met his current beloved wife Loly of 35 years in Choloma, where they were married on December 26, 1979 and later their daughter Monica was born.
John was known for his ambitious hard work as a welder. He was the sole owner of Double J Welding and was employed and retired from Byron Creek Collieries, now known as Coal Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Johnny’s name to: Heart & Stroke Foundation – BC & Yukon Division, Okanagan & Kootenay Area Office, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9.
Memories and condolences can be shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.