John passed away in Surrey on April 24, 2013, at the age of 81. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. John is survived by his loving wife Hildegard; children Gerald (Jan), Gordon (Brenda) and Kevin; grandchildren Danielle, Haley and Diana. A Memorial Service will be held on April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Fraser Heights Chapel, 14835 - Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, Box 2038, Abbotsford, BC V2T 3T8.