John Peter Jansen passed into the presence of his Lord early Sunday morning, December 28, 2008 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Aldergrove and resided in the Fraser Valley all his life. He is survived by his loving family, wife of 55 years, Marie, two children, Robert, and Shirley (Doug) Mauger, and two grandsons, AJ and Calvin. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Dena Dykshoorn of Lethbridge, AB, Henry (Jennie), Marie, Len (Jackie), Gert DeJong of Grimsby, ON, Tony (Henrietta), Herman (Leida) of Armstrong, BC, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Alice and brothers, Steven and Patrick. John was a long time dairy farmer in Matsqui, and was involved with Dairyland for many years. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Matsqui fire department for 25 years. He was an active member of Gateway Community Christian Reformed Church and in the past was actively involved in Gifford Chapel. John was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and loved spending time with his family. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Trethewey Street,Abbotsford, BC with Pastor Bert Slofstra officiating. The family thanks the staff in the Chalet at Menno Home for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to Gateway Community CRC Building Fund.
Henderson’s Funeral Home