1927 - 2012
John Raine of Richmond, BC, passed away November 8, 2012 at age 85. Born in Stanley, England, he immigrated to Canada with his parents at age 2. He grew up in Trail, BC, and then attended UBC, Faculty of Agriculture. His true passion was farming and in 1964, he began building his cranberry farm. John is predeceased by Mary (nee Minchin) and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite, his children Jeff, Greg, Beth, David and Richard, her children Sean and Maureen, his sisters, Cicely and Mildred, his many grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He will be sadly missed by his entire blended and extended family and friends. A service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John's Richmond (meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church), 7100 Granville Ave., Richmond BC. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Lung Association.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, 2012