Jan. 1, 1930 – March 4, 2005
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a husband, father and grandfather.
John leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Hilda and their five children: John, Harry (Cathy), Dave (Tracey), Bert (Cari) and Elaine (Bob Keim) as well as 12 beautiful grandchildren. Also survived by four sisters: Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret and Susan and two brothers: George and Henry.
John became a Christian in his late teens and was baptized at age 20 in Whitewater Church. He belonged to three Mennonite Churches in his 75 years: Whitewater Church in Manitoba, Cedar Hills in Surrey and Bethel Mennonite in Langley.
John drove truck most of his life and will always be remembered for his rough and gravely voice and his big stature. Most importantly, he was also big in heart. John always gave of himself and volunteered at various MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) locations over the last 30 years. In his retirement John also volunteered to drive cancer patients to the Surrey, Vancouver and Bellingham Clinics. It is with sadness that it was this disease that shortened his stay here. john passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Menno Hospital with loving family at his side.
Memorial service to be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 – 56th Ave., Langley on Thursday, March 10, 2005, 1:30 pm. Pastor Phil Wheaton officiating.
Should you desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to the MCC would be greatly appreciated.
Wiebe & Jeske
in care of arrangements