John Block died January 19, 2009 at the age of 72. He was born April 22, 1936 in Waldheim, Saskatchewan and married Mary Adrian on August 14, 1955. In 1956 John and Mary moved to Abbotsford BC to look for work. After being there for sometime, he found work for a water well drilling company, drilling water wells for the next 20 years. Their four children were all born in Abbotsford. In 1977 John moved his family to Meadow Creek BC and found work at a sawmill. During these years his children married and had their own children. His grand- children were a great source of joy for him. John was also a great friend and neighbor who would always have the time to lend a hand to those who needed help. He was always generous with his love and time for family and friends. He is mourned by his wife Mary, children Judy (Vic) Redekop, Ross (Debbie), Kelly, and Stacy, 8 grand- children, and 3 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. One grandchild predeceased him in 2000. Visitation will be held on January 25, 2009 from 5 to 7 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford followed by a Memorial Service on January 26, 2009 at 11:00 am at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Donations in memory of John can be made to The Gideons International, To share your thoughts and prayers with the Block Family, please visit John’s website at



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