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Gerbrandt, John

January 31, 1932 - June 21, 2019

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Johnny passed away peacefully at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 21, 2019 with family. He was born January 31, 1932 in Lowe Farm, Manitoba. At age 11 he moved with his family to Mission BC where he resided the rest of his life.

Johnny is survived by his wife Lorraine of 43 years, his son Rick, daughters Dianne (George), Sheryl and Candace (Olivier), grandchildren Derrick, Erin, Christian, Rachael and Xiola, Sister Darlene (Brian), brother in law Ike.

He is predeceased by his parents Cornelius and Katherine, brothers Pete and Jake, Sister Alma, step-sons Richard and Dennis.

At an early age Johnny learned strong work ethics. His brother Pete taught him to drive truck which later led to his logging truck career. He was always up for a challenge, the bigger the logs the better.

In his younger years he enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing and playing hockey. Johnny spent many days on the lake teaching his children to waterski. Other interests were camping, fishing, hunting, HOCKEY, beer, telling the odd tall story and he had quite the sense of humor.

He retired in 1988 from logging truck driving. During retirement if he wasn’t out fishing or watching the Canucks hockey game then he could be found out tinkering in his shop building some new invention.

Johnny struggled the last few years with declining health but always maintained his sense of humor. He is now pain free and at peace.

A celebration of life will be held at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church on Friday June 28 @ 1 pm.

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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Brett and Shirley Jones

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom.

From: Annette Jones
Relation: Aunt

Sincere condolences Loraine, and family. I remember Johnny at family gatherings (bringing the corn on the cob for Auntie Linda’s retirement party, etc. He will be missed. Love and sympathy, Auntie Annette & Brian

From: Roland & Alice Wiebe
Relation: Extended family relative

We are sending you our sincere condolences and know you will reflect on many enjoyable moments that have created good memories.

From: Marlene Veldhuis
Relation: Sister in law

Sending you our deepest sympathy for your loss He will be greatly missed by all. Bob & Marlene

From: Syd Hughes
Relation: family friend and school mate of Rick and Diane

Holding you all in my thoughts. Many memories from years ago.

From: Mission Day Program
Relation: attended the Day program for Older Adults

The day program for Older Adults would like to express our sincere condolence to the family of John. We enjoyed his sense of humour and the conversations he had with the staff.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 28, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Cedar Valley Mennonite Church
32860 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC Canada

32860 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC Canada

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