Mr. Johannes “Van” Van Nieuwland, late of Abbotsford, passed away on June 20, 2003 at the age of 87 years, at MSA Hospital.

He is survived by his son John Mathew (Cathy) Van Nieuwland, daughter Sharon (J.R.) Russell, grandchildren; Jonathon and Jordan Van Nieuwland, Chelsea Comber, and Dennis and Hartley Woloshuk; sister Trudy Vandergriend, nephews Hubert and Harry Teerink, and Graham Vandergriend and niece Joyce.

He was predeceased by his wife Gladys Jane, sister Betsy, brother-in-law Gerard Vandergriend, and his parents.

Van started work at B.C. Electric in 1954; then B.C. Hydro April 1, 1957 as a storeman. He retired as storekeeper in 1979. Van was a member of IBEW Local 258.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford with Pastor Sid Couperus officiating. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in Van’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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