SNEL – Gary John passed away into eternal glory on January 21, 2005, at the age of 53, after a courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Gerrit and Janny Snel, and one sister, Gerda. He is survived by his loving wife Linda; two children: Tracy (Oscar) & grandson Tristan and Ryan (Caroline); two brothers and three sisters:John (Nell) of Abbotsford; Anne (Graham) of Australia; Herman (Simone) of Surrey; Nellie (Wayne) of Burnaby; Angie (Dick) of Summerland. Gary, along with his parents and siblings immigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Vancouver. After his marriage he moved to Maple Ridge and lately resided in Pitt Meadows. Gary was a trucker, driving big rigs all his life, and loved fresh water fishing with his buddies. He will be dearly missed by all. A memorial service celebrating Gary’s life will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2005, at 1:00 pm at the MAPLE RIDGE FUNERAL CHAPEL (Osborn’s), 11969-216th Street. Pastor Colin Vander Ploeg of Abbotsford officiating. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Maple Ridge Home Health Care and Palliative Care. You are the angels to those who need you most. The family wishes to thank Dr. Hasham for his excellent care and kindness at this time. Also many thanks to loved ones and friends who stood by us in these difficult days.

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