John Peter Martin VanDerMolen BROOKS

John Peter Martin VanDerMolen BROOKS

Nov. 6, 1949 to Oct. 18, 2015

The Family of John is saddened to announce his sudden passing October 18th, 2015. John had been suffering a multitude of health concerns over the last years of his life.

John was born in Grootegast, Holland. Along with his parents and sisters, he came to Canada when he was a year old.

John did many things in his life. He was one of the youngest cattle haulers in BC, Broke horses, had car lots, restaurants and a store. He loved to collect vehicles and drove truck. In the early 1980’s, John retired due to physical disabilities. He still managed, though, to keep himself busy with these things he could do. He loved to collect anything and everything; loved making our home a home; loved spoiling our son, Harley, which is our puppy.

John is survived by his wife Charmaine and stepchildren Tera McDaniel and Jason (Krystal) McDaniel and grandsons Scotty and Aiden. Survived by his children Lisa (Art) Kahn and grandsons Kyle and Joey, John VanDerMolen and grandsons John Jr, Jayden and Ashton, Jennifer Villeneff, Hope (Ben) Chollete and grandsons Jack and Andrew. Survived by sister Lucy (Edward) Vandooyeweert and nephews Ellery and Troy. Predeceased by his parents Line and John VanDerMolen, and sister Jane Pollard, survived by her son Cameron (Angela) Pollard and great nephews MacKenzie and Theo and great niece Ashely.

John also had a loving step family. Step Mother Rita VanderMolen and her children Jody (Kevin) Conroy, John (Lori) Vanderwoerd, Bill Vanderwoerd, and Harry Vanderwoerd. They will miss him dearly.

John loved all his friends and family deeply and he will be missed by all. Loved his wife, Char, to the moon and back.

“Darling may you truly be at peace now. I love you forever. ‘Til we meet again.”

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.

entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243

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