John SCHOFIELD

John SCHOFIELD

SCHOFIELD, John. It is with saddened hearts we announce that John Schofield passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour on May 31, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carol; his devoted daughters, Lynn (Chris) van der Vlist, Mary May (Wiebe) de Jong, and Tracy (Devin) Nienow; and his 7 cherished grandchildren, Alex and Chelsea van der Vlist, Cassie, Michael and Brianna de Jong, Theresa Massicotte, and Jonathon Nienow. Born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England in 1933, John grew up an only child to loving parents during the Second World War, spending his time singing in the church choir and playing soccer for the school and the village teams. At the age of 17, he joined the RAF and was sent to Canada to the British Embassy in Ottawa. Soon after returning to England, he chose to immigrate back to Canada, a country he had come to love. John joined the RCAF and it was during a posting to Comox, BC that he met the love of his life, Carol. They married, and soon after, their daughters entered the world and the 5 of them enjoyed the military life of travel and adventure. He was proud to have served in the Air Force for 37 years and would do it all over again. After retirement, John and Carol enjoyed cruising around the world and spending time with their growing family. John always said he was a lover not a fighter and that he was proud to love and serve God. A Celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 am at Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2087 McMillan Road (Grace Church), Abbotsford, BC. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Tributes and condolences may be left at: www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Hendersons Funeral Home 604-854-5534


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