STEWART, John McKinnell
August 26, 1938 - December 8, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of John, a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather. John passed away peacefully on December 8, 2012 at Surrey Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife and best friend Pat, sister Betty (Sandy Paterson), sons Iain (Mary Anne) and Jeff (Pat), daughter Tracey (Tommy McQuade) and grandchildren Nick, Kevin, and Scott. John was predeceased by his sister Kathy and grandsons Conner and Evan. John and Pat were married on December 25, 1959 in Cambuslang, Scotland and immigrated with family to Vancouver in August of 1975. A heavy duty mechanic specializing in hydraulics, John worked all over B.C. He loved soccer, darts, and golf and would often be found playing or watching them. John was a man of his word, had a quick wit, and loved to laugh. He will be missed by his extended family in Scotland and by all who knew him. Heartfelt thanks to staff at the Surrey Memorial Hospital I.C.U. ward for their care and attention to John in his final days. A memorial will be held at West Langley Hall, 9402 208th St, Langley on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1p.m.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012