BUCHANAN, John Sylvester (Jake)
Passed away peacefully early in the morning of August 6, 2014 at Ridge Meadows Hospital. The family feels great sadness at his loss. Jake was 73 years old, born in Regina, Saskatchewan on December 31, 1940. He often told stories of his younger years growing up on his Uncle Howard’s ranch in southern Saskatchewan. He attended school there as well as in Vancouver and graduated from King Edward High School. He went on to become a sheet metal journeyman, was always willing to share his knowledge of the trade with coworkers, he took pride in teaching many apprentices at the sheet metal shops he worked in over the years and in particular his last job of mentoring youth in the Pathfinder Youth Program.
Jake is survived by his wife of 18 years, Patricia. His son John (Lisa), daughter Missy (Khaled) Abdel-Barr and their three children Joel, Jena and Emily; and also his children’s mother Molly. Other close family members are his sister Violet Seymour, brother-in-law Lyle Jantz, stepsons Garth (Mary) Oswald, and Colin (Melissa) Oswald and their sons Caleb and Zachary. A Celebration of Life is planned for 1:00pm on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Open Door Church, 11392 Dartford Street, Maple Ridge with a reception to follow. The family wish to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital for their care of him during his short but difficult stay in hospital. Also thank you to the Home Health care givers he saw regularly over the past year. In memory of Jake, donations can be made to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation http:// www. rmhfoundation.com/ or a charity of your choice.