1952 – 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved John surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 after a long and hard fought battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Trycle, his son Bradley (Kristine) and granddaughter Andrea, his mother Bowina (Tom), sisters Alice (Jeri Lou), Bonnie (Steve), brother David (Gary), brother-in-law Charlie (LaRae) sister-in-law Katie (Chuck) and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He is predeceased by his father Arend and younger brother mark. John was born in Victoria and moved to Abbotsford as a teenager, he worked for both CN and Southern Rail as a heavy duty mechanic for over 40 years until his retirement 2 years ago. John was a “Jack of all Trades” and master of all, he loved to lend a hand to anyone & everyone in need, from welding & fabricating ideas to craftsman, no challenge was ever too big or too small for him to accomplish! He will be so deeply missed by all who knew him. Our special heartfelt thanks to the Christine Morrison Hospice and all their wonderful staff for the excellent care they provided for John. They truly were a “Ray of Sunshine” for all us in our darkest days that were left behind to mourn and we cannot thank them enough. A private Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the Christine Morrison Hospice Society.

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