May 20, 1920 ~ July 24, 2009

John passed away peacefully at McKenney Creek Hospice with his family at his side. Born in Denmark, he came to Canada in 1948, settling in Haney in 1950. He is survived by his wife of 63 yrs, Ruth, his 2 children: Niels (Jo-Anne) and Edda Matzen (Hans), 3 grandchildren: Bryan (Tara), Wanda Dunbar (Will), and Tanya Manning (Geoff) and 4 great grandchildren: MacKennah, Kaysha, Haley and Sabrina.

A special thank-you to all the Hospice staff and to Dr. Chapman for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 2 pm on Aug. 12 at Thornhill Hall, 26007 98th Ave., Maple Ridge.

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