John passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C. on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the age of 97. John was born at Gonor, Manitoba (20 miles north of Winnipeg) on July 18, 1906. The fourth oldest in a family of 15 of which 10 lived to adulthood.
John took up a homestead in the Chelan, Saskatchewan area and farmed there for 41 years before retiring to White Rock in 1968.
He was predeceased by his wife Helen in 2001 and granddaughter Tracy Lee Torgerson in 2002. John and Helen were married for 69 years.
John will be lovingly remembered by daughters Janice (Syd) and Faye (Harvey); grandchildren Laurie Anne (Casey), Kerry (Rob), Tara (Troy) and seven great grandchildren. John also leaves two sisters in Manitoba (Stella and Doris) as well as two brothers in B.C. (Peter and Henry).
There will be no service. Those wishing to make a donation to a charity of their choice in John’s name would be appreciated.