KEIZER, Johannes G. (John aka Joop)
Born October 19, 1919, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2012 in Surrey, BC. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years Edel, children Jon (Maria), Helena, Marian (Bob), Irene (Geert), Steve (Deborah), his grandchildren and great grandchildren and extended family and friends. John went to sea as a young man, earning his captain’s papers in Norway before emigrating to Canada with Edel and their older children in 1951, where he became a trucker, fisherman and logsalvager. He had a life-long love of soccer and served as a referee in youth leagues for many years, remaining active into his late 80s. He also loved classic and popular music and enjoyed dancing. He and Edel sang in a choir for a number of years and were active in the local Dutch and Norwegian clubs. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 2 pm – Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC would be appreciated.