John James Patko, of Chilliwack, BC, passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital on Feb. 11, 2011, at the age of 86 years old.
John will be lovingly missed and always remembered by all his family: Stine; sons, Stephen (Georgina) and Tim, and daughters, Laura (Larry) and Hope (Michael); six grandchildren and their spouses; eleven great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
John will also be remembered for his hard work and dedication to the Agassiz- Harrison Lions Club; to Christ Lutheran Church in Chilliwack, Peace Lutheran Church in Abbotsford and Central Lutheran Church in Edmonton, AB.
His favourite pastimes over the years were golfing, curling and bowling (60 years); his greatest feat in bowling being his 400 game in the 1970’s. John was a very social person and loved a good joke and always had great stories to tell. He enjoyed his short stay at Lynnwood Residences and his family is very thankful for the caring staff and for their help in making his last 14 mos., very happy ones.
Thank you also to Dr. Macintosh and Dr. Heran and the nursing staff at both Chilliwack General Hospital and the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Also, a special thanks to Majors Larry and Lynda Farley and Pastor Dean Andersen, for their prayers and visits. He greatly enjoyed and appreciated them all. To you, our friends, a special thanks for all your prayers and encouraging words and hugs.
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held in his honour, at 1:00 pm Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Christ Lutheran Church, Chilliwack. (9460 Charles, beside Chilliwack Junior High School on Yale Rd.)
We love you Dad (Grandpa) and miss you terribly.
– Your Loving Family.