John passed away after a short battle with cancer with his family by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 62yrs ,son Tom,daughter-in-law Cindy and grandson Cody. Also survived by brothers Dave,Harry and sisters Netty and Elsie. Brother-in-law Jack and family and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents ,brothers Abe,Ike,Jake and Pete and brother in-law Tom and sister-in-law Helen.
John worked for over 50yrs in construction building some of the first high rises in Vancouver and the Lower-Mainland. He used that experience to help family and friends with numerous construction projects.
In retirement John and Margaret did a lot of traveling visiting overseas the states but mostly family and friends in Canada especially to see their grandson Cody who would become their traveling partner on many trips.
John needed a walking partner and when his grandson Cody was born he couldn’t wait to get Cody up and walking and with his daughter-in-law Cindy they accomplished that rather quickly. John also enjoyed teaching Cody how to fish ,ride a bike and play pool . John and Margaret would come up to Westbank to listen to Tom and Cody play music in the Westbank Country Opry.
John coached Tom and his friends minor hockey teams over the years and enjoyed watching his son playing other sports and grandson skiing and playing soccer.
John was a very caring and helpful man and when family and friends would need a hand he was always at the ready. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A special thanks to the nurses and staff on 3 West and the McKenney Creek Hospice.
Donations can be made to McKenney Creek Hospice or the Mapleridge Hospital Foundation in John's name.
No service was requested.