Passed away July 25, 2013 in Royal Jubilee Hospital due to complication from heart surgery.
John is predeceased by parents, Toivo and Hilda Mielty, sister Anna-Maija Luomanperä, all of Finland. He is survived by his wife Anja Mielty, sons Jari (Karla) from Nanaimo, Harri from Courtenay, Kari from Gold River, daughter Elaine (Rick) from Courtenay, grandchildren Matthew, Alicia, Krysten, Justin, Brent, Bradley and Brandon, great grandchild Mason, brothers Matti (Roili), Ilmari (Pirkko), Sauli (Irmeli), all of Finland, sisters Sirkka and Airi of Finland and numerous nieces and nephews in Finland.
John moved from Finland in 1960 with wife Anja and oldest son Jari. He belonged to the Oyster River Fish Hatchery and worked as a powder man for 33 years on the north end of the Island for various companies. In John’s leisure time, he was an avid fisherman and a woodworker. He was a lovable husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so wish donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation BC, P.O. Box 1225, Comox, BC, V9N 7Z8 with appreciation.
A gathering in Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 2:00PM from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road.
Friends are cordially invited to come join his family and share memories.