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John Moorhouse

Feb 2, 1946 - Jun 6, 2024


Saturday, June 15, 2024
2:00 pm
Benalto Hall


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Moorhouse at his home in Benalto, Alberta, on June 6, 2024, at the age of 78.

John was born on February 2, 1946, in Edmonton, Alberta, to Jack and Ruby Moorhouse, and was raised with his 3 sisters, Kay, his twin sister Judy, and Linda, at the “homestead” in Breton, Alberta.

John had many successful careers which included lumber yards, drilling rigs, oilfield maintenance, and upstream operations until he started his own consulting company which he ran until his retirement in 2014.

In 1969, John married Elaine Mills of Camrose, Alberta, and remained happily married until his passing. They were blessed with 3 children; Debbie in 1973, Darcy in 1976, and Jodie in 1979. They moved to Benalto, Alberta in 1980 and have remained there as they fell in love with the community.

John was an active member in his community. He was president of the Benalto Booster Club for several years. He spent many hours volunteering his time on projects that helped bring the community together.

John enjoyed going on the occasional fishing trip, camping, and vacationing with family and friends. Camping trips included traveling across Western Canada and into the States with a couple of trips taking them as far as the Redwoods in Northern California and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. He and Elaine also went on many vacations with friends to tropical locations, Antigua being their favourite destination.

John is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Debra (Scott) MacDonald, Darcy (Shannon) Moorhouse, Jodie (Allen) Turner, Garreth (Christiane) Mueller who joined the family in 1987; grandchildren Morgan, Julia, James, Connor, Kalli, and Bella; mother-in-law Bertha Mills; as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Ruby; his sisters, Kay Roos, Judy MacKilligan, and Linda Mueller; 3 brothers-in-law, Jim Roos, Art MacKilligan, and Leonard Hoynick; and his father-in-law, Charlie Mills.

John enjoyed a good get-together with family and friends so please join us to celebrate John’s life on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the Benalto Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Northern Alberta & Territories Branch
202, 11227 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L5
Phone: 1-800-461-9063
Online: and click Donate Now


Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
1200-2300 Yonge Street, Box 2414
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4
Phone: 1-877-882-2582
Online: and click Donate

Condolences may be left for the family below.


Luc and Katty from Belgium:

Elaine and family
Our condolences to all during this difficult time. .
We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing

kathy mills:

I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. My thought and prayers are with
you all.

Dean Hamilton:

My condolences to the Moorhouse is with great sadness that I read this. It's been a long time growing up with the family, spending much time at there place both in the trailer park and in town, from flooding the ice rink, helpingin at the rodeo grouns, out sledding, to pulling potatoes. And also had the privilege of working with him in the patch. Thank you.

Rest in peace.

Willoughby family :

John was a cherished man with a big heart in our little community. He will be missed dearly by us. I will miss his driveway conversations in the sunshine.
We hope all the family will find comfort in his memories and all the good he did.

Rest in paradise John

Leeanne, Jason, Cheyanne &

Marcie Cardiff:

I’m so sorry to hear of John passing. Sending my deepest condolences to Elaine and family. Know that my thoughts are with you, sending love and hugs.

Trish & Richard Hammond:

We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. We enjoyed all of our visits and laughs with him over the years and will treasure our memories of him. Our condolences to all the family during this difficult time. He will be missed.

Valerie Hudkins:

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't John that well but when I saw him at the store having a cup of coffee we always had a little chat. He was such a loving gracious man. He will be sorrily missed. Valerie Hudkins.

Barb and Lorne Osborne :

Our deepest of condolences to all of the family .

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