John was born on February 10, 1924 and passed away peacefully on August 2, 2003 in Peace Arch Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Elsie of 57 years; daughter Diane (Lyle) O’Hara; son Fred (Cathy) and grandchildren; Aylene (Jason), Stratman, Kimberley and Dylin Newton.
John worked as an automotive partsman at Begg Motors in Vancouver until 1958 then started with the Municipality of Surrey until his retirement in 1986. John enjoyed camping and fishing then travelling after retirement. His passion for cribbage saw him very involved with the White Rock Kent Street Cribbage/Whist Club.
“Celebration of Life” Tea was held Monday, August 11, 2003 at Crescent Beach Legion, 2643 – 128th St., South Surrey at 1:30 p.m. Donations in memory of John may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.