John Rhyno

John Maxwell Rhyno

Monday, February 13th, 1961 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Rhyno, John Maxwell
February 13, 1961 - July 4,2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce that John Maxwell Rhyno passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the age of 59.

John enjoyed working and being in front of a classroom as an instructor at the MacPhail of Energy (SAIT) up until his cancer diagnosis back in May of 2019.

As a family, we would like to go and cheer on the Ladies and Men's basketball Teams at SAIT. Go Trojans! We also would go to some of the hockey games, but John really liked to watch basketball.

John enjoyed going on day trips to Banff and Lake Louise for hikes and picnics. He also conquered his fear of heights by climbing sulfur mountain in Banff one year with his kids, Sydney and Robert. He also loved to listen to music and taught himself how to play the guitar. He loved to listen and play the Blues.

John is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife, Merrill; children, Sydney and Robert; sister, Paula Crossman (who presently resides in Ottawa); brother-in-law, Robert Splane; niece, Quinn; nephew, Kerrigan; his beloved dog, Darlington and his extended family, Devon, Audrina, Summer and Braxton.

A Celebration of John's Life will be held at a future date.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center for all of there support and dedication to help cancer patients through what can be a very difficult time in someone's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre through the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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Denise Nelson

Posted at 07:42pm
This picture was of John and Merrill had a happier time during Christmas 2015. Denise

Denise Nelson

Posted at 07:40pm
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My condolences to Merrill, Robert and family. John left this earth too soon and will be missed. Denise

Barb Guenther

Posted at 02:34pm
I had the opportunity to work with John for the time he was teaching at SAIT. He LOVED his job, his students and life, but the one topic that came up ,time and again whenever we had a chance to catch up, was his family. He was so very proud of his children and their accomplishments and so loved being a grandfather.
I remember john raising money and riding with our team in the Ride for MS. Always willing to donate time and energy to those who needed it was so unselfish on his part. Riding the 100km to Olds, dancing all night and riding back the next day was something he did with joy! Crazy thing about his ability, was he never came for training rides and even missed the team pictures at the beginning of the ride, but ALWAYS ended up in Olds, ready to enjoy the music and festivities.
I have attached a picture of our MS Team, sadly, John was not there to have a photo taken and I believe all my photos of John from the ride are on a disc in my office at the college. I will send when I am back in there!
I will always remember John; a kind, considerate, caring, positive man who treated those as he would be treated and we will all miss him around the college, especially the students.
Please accept my sincere condolences.

Barb Brown (Guenther)

Ed Bons

Posted at 08:48pm
I will truly miss John. Loved playing squash with him and doing lunches and having great conversations with him. I loved his enthusiasm and how he gave 110% to his teaching and his students. You are in the hands of Jesus now, John. I won’t forget you
Ed Bons

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