Nov 5, 1926 – Aug 2, 2013
Late of Pitt Meadows, B.C., age 86 years. Survived by his loving family, 5 children, LAURIE, LANCE (ELIZABETH), LESA, LORNE(DONNA), KAREN(MARKUS), 11 grandchildren, ADAM, RYAN, NICOLE, KYLE, CAITLIN, NICHOLAS, AMY, REBECCA, MITCHELL, NICK, MATTHEW and 1 great grandson, DAMIEN. Predeceased by 5 sisters and survived by 1 sister, WILHEMINA in the Netherlands.
Born in Scheveningen Netherlands, emigrated to Pitt Meadows, B.C. January 1952. Dedicated Father, Grandfather and member of the Pitt Meadows Community. Decorated member of Dutch Merchant Navy and proud Canadian. Retired volunteer Fire Chief of Pitt Meadows Fire Department and former Lions Club member. John courageously battled Renal Disease along with other health issues.
Funeral service to be held Friday August 9, 2013 at 11:00am in the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s)
Burial to follow at the Maple Ridge Cemetery
Donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada