John’s family moved to Vancouver in 1953. In his youth, John enjoyed playing baseball and hockey and singing in quartets and choirs. He served the Anmour Sunday school outreach mission and the young people’s committee at Willingdon Church. He loved fixing and building things and spending time with his family. John spent most of his working life in the grocery business and finished his career working 10 years with the grounds and maintenance department of the Abbotsford school district. In retirement, he enjoyed tinkering on projects and volunteering at MCC, fixing bikes and lawnmowers. John was a joy to be around with his ready smile, positive attitude and sense of humour. John was deeply loved by his family.