Born in Rossland, BC on April 27, 1913, John passed away in his home in Chemainus on Sunday February 5th, 2006.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen in 1997, son Robert in 1979 and grandsons David Plester and Jeffery Schwartz. Survived by son Jim (Enid) of Mill Bay, daughter Louise Elley (Reed) of Chemainus, daughter Judie Schwartz (Ron) of Calgary, daughter Ruth of Chemainus, son Gerry (Linda) of Chemainus, daughter Mary of Chemainus and son Fred of Chemainus, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held at Calvary Baptist Church, Chemainus, on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. A very special thank you to Drs. Broere & Manhas, Cowichan Home Support and Palliative Care for their compassionate care of Dad and the family.

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