John Bruno Keip passed away on October 17, 2011 at Chilliwack General Hospital, with his grandchildren by his side, at the age of 80 years. He was born October 19, 1930 in Tilsit, Germany.
John is survived by his wife, Terry; daughter, Marion (Nick); stepson, Don; grandchildren: John (Trish), Christine (Trevor) and Amy (Dallas) and his great-grandchildren: Aiden, Kendall, Sadie, Jenna, Sydney and Nolan.
He was predeceased by his parents, Josef and Ulrike Keip, his first wife, Anita in 1992 as well as seven brothers and sisters.
A Celebration of Life Open House was held on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Lynnwood Retirement Residence, 9168 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC. Honourary Pallbearers will be John Michaluk, Trevor Kirkpatrick, Nick Berkis and Don Bell.
John moved to Canada in 1951 where he made a life for his family. He worked at Oakalla Prison for 20 years, retiring and moving to Chilliwack to spend the rest of his life with his family. John had a great sense of humour and a contagious laugh. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Many thanks to the nurses and doctors in the ICU at Chilliwack General Hospital. Thank you to the staff at Lynnwood for all their assistance.
If friends so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in John’s name would be appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com