June 2, 1936 – May 7, 2015
Dr. John Nasedkin DDS passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Jay, children Nicola and Andrew, grandchildren Zoe and Ellis, big brother to Nina, Margie, Robbie, and Bill. John was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta, the son of Nicolas and Elda. Life on the farm couldn’t contain him but he always looked forward to returning home to visit his family and many friends. The smell of the land and taste of elk sausage always made him feel like a country boy again. Later in life he came to treasure his time with Jay at Point Roberts, and working on the bank.
John was a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Dentistry 1959, and Forsyth (Harvard) Dentistry 1961. He loved his work, and loved his patients. His obsession was dentistry and passing his knowledge on to others. John and Jay traveled the world with his teaching and they met many life-long friends on those trips. Married to Jay for 53 years, his passion was her. His shelves were filled with awards, and while he was never one to boast, he cherished his last award as Dentist of the Year 2014.
Memorial services will be conducted by the Reverend Jeremy Clark-King, Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch), Vancouver. Reception to follow at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation (bccancerfoundation.com).
Our dentist/teacher/mentor/father/husband will be greatly missed.