Passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 after a courageous fight with cancer.
John was born in Vancouver on July 26, 1921.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Guida.
John is survived by his six children; Trish, Jane (Art), Jeff (Sandy), Tom (Holly), Jim (Pam) and Andrea (Clayten); thirteen grandchildren; Dave (Liz), Jen, Pat, Chris, Josh, Julia, Sarah, Kate, Megan, Chloe, Taylor, Kyle and Aeron, and by two great-grandsons Nate and Ty.
He is also survived by his sister Barb and the Knapp, Hill and Hood Families.
He will be missed by many friends and relatives across Canada, The U.S. and in the U.K.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of John’s caregivers over the past six months, as well as to Dr. Charles King and Dr. Derek Lowe and the wonderful team at the Palliative Care Unit at Peace Arch Hospital
A celebration of John’s life was held at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 – 28th Ave., Surrey, BC (604-536-6522) on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Fraser Valley Cancer Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.