1955 – 2021
Peacefully on March 26, 2021 at 10:00pm, John “Posh” Chartrand, age 65, started his Spirit Journey with some of his loved ones by his side at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. He battled diabetes for most of his life and sadly succumbed to complications of the disease.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Rita Chartrand; sons, Edward Simpson (Kelly) of Dauphin, Michael Perry (Norma Jean) of Crane River, Dwayne Chartrand (Sylvia) of Brandon, Daniel McKay (Gina) of Winnipeg, and Johnny McKay of Pine Creek First Nation; his siblings, Norman Chartrand (Rolanda) of Dauphin, Dorothy Delaronde (Deewatt) of Camperville, Anita Richard (Albert) of Pine Creek First Nation, Lucille McKay of Calgary, Alberta, Sherry Chartrand (Bert McKay) of Pine Creek First Nation, Lee Chartrand (Sylvia) of Dauphin, and Conrad Chartrand (Cynthia McKay) of Camperville; his cherished grandchildren, Nicole Keeper, Julian Razor, Marissa Chartrand, Marcus Chartrand, Tristen Lodrigues, Lincoln Perry, Zander Perry, Drayden Flett, Mikaila McKay, Sienna McKay, Danika McKay, Pressley McKay and Michael Thompson. He also had four great grandchildren, Zander, Kai’syn, Grayson and Draya; also numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends.
To greet him in his new life are, his parents, Leona and Henry Chartrand, his in-laws, Catherine and Paul Moosetail, Ernest Moosetail, Gordon Moosetail, Albina Moosetail, Edna Brisebois, his brother in law Frederick McKay and two of his nephews he was very close to, Karl Richard and Nolan Chartrand.
John also known as Posh or Johnny Posh, was born on August 2, 1955 to Leona and Henry Chartrand in Duck Bay, Manitoba. Johnny Posh lived all his life in the Camperville and Pine Creek First Nation area. On September 4, 1993 he married the love of his life Rita Moosetail, they had one son together, but Rita accepted all of his sons as her own. Together they built a home on the Pine Creek First Nation where he lived until his passing. He loved to spoil his wife as much as he could, always worried about her when he was not home. John and his wife Rita loved to spoil their grandchildren when they could. Especially his Marissa, his baby girl. He loved to tease, joke around and laugh with family and friends. John had a big heart, and he took all his nieces and nephews under his wing and offered them guidance and support. He loved to tease, joke around and laugh with or at family and friends.
John worked in the bush, logging with his cousins until he started working for CP Rail with the Manitoba Tie-Gang, Lakehead Division. He enjoyed working with his tie-gang buddies and had many stories to tell of them, especially Doug Mousseau. Due to complications from his diabetes, John was forced to retire early from his work. He sure did miss it. John also had a passion for vehicles. Driving them, fixing them and buying them lol.
John liked to play Poker Stars on his computer. Always asking Rita to get him cards so he could add money. He also enjoyed playing poker with his buddies around the table. If he wasn’t at the slots you could find him sitting at Johnny Neapew’s playing cards. He also played in some local poker tournaments. He would complain if he lost, but he loved playing the game.
All his family and friends, please consider yourselves his honorary pallbearers. It was John’s wishes to not have a viewing or wake.
Due to restrictions of the pandemic, there will be no feast at this time. We will celebrate his life this summer on his birthday. If you would like to make a donation in his honor, please do so to the Dialysis Unit at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.