July 13, 1960 – Jan. 1, 2016
John passed away peacefully after an intense and courageous battle with cancer. John’s gentle manner and absolute love of helping others have made him such a respected and loved man. John was a heavy duty mechanic by trade, and his working career included time at CN Rail, Via Rail, and concluded with 15 years at Skytrain in Vancouver. He also did some contract mechanic work in New York, which highlighted his expertise in his field. After “retiring” from Skytrain at the tender age of 45, John and wife Betty followed his dream to retire and live on waterfront. To say that he found his piece of paradise on earth is an understatement! He kept busy doing renovations, mechanics, etc. and often joked that if he hadn’t retired he’d at least have weekends off! John was a Captain and First Responder with the Lone Butte Fire Department, where his presence and contribution will be greatly missed. He recently received his 5 year pin, which he was very proud of. He loved fishing and hunting and spending time with family and friends. John loved animals, but his favorite was his dog “Zoe”. John loved his boys, Kyle, Tyler, and Chad, and was always there to teach them and guide them. He was a loving husband married to his wife Betty for 22 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, uncle, brother, and just recently became a grandpa to baby Emery. He is also survived by his parent’s Vern and Betty, sister Brenda (Wayne), sister Linda, and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his sister Heather.
Remember…… “to live in the hearts of those we love is never to die” ! 10 – 10 Forever!!
We are extremely grateful to all of the medical personnel who so diligently and lovingly assisted John during his illness. The love and support of our family, friends, and community during this time was amazing and so appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held in 100 Mile House in the spring – date, time and location to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the South Cariboo Health Foundation and/or the BC Cancer Agency.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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