MAUGHAN, John Robert

Passed away peacefully on December 24, 2010 at the age of 85. A long time resident of Maple Ridge, BC, John was predeceased by the love of his life, wife Anne. He is survived by his family, Bob (Shelley) Sjogren, Barbara (Dennis) Pederson, granddaughters Stacy, Darlene (Chris), Julia, Megan and Courtney as well as five great grandchildren.

John was born in Vancouver and served in the Navy during WWII. He was a proud long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion 88. His working career was spent mostly as manager for one of Vancouver’s largest hobby stores. This was an excellent career choice as John’s passion was hobby trains. He was known and respected far and wide for his extensive knowledge and ability to restore almost anything. In fact John had more than 40,000 train repairs to his credit and satisfied customer’s for all. The Train Doctor will be sadly missed. John was also instrumental in acquiring the CPR Caboose that sits beside the Museum today.

A kind, gentle man, with a quick and easy smile, John will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Special thanks to all his train buddies that kept him young at heart until the end.

A Service of Remembrance will be held Sunday January 9, 2011 @ 1:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion 88, 12101 – 224th St. Maple Ridge, BC.

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