John Maurice Reitz was born May 18, 1910 in Stavely, Alta. and passed away January 8, 2003 in White Rock.
He is survived by his loving wife, Etta; daughters, Marietta (George) Ashton, and Shirley (Dan) Torres; son John (Carolyne) Reitz; sister Doris Mitchell of Abbotsford; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maurice was a resident in the Greendale area in the 1930s and 40s where he was employed by Eddie’s Nurseries as a foreman. In Surrey, he owned his own nursery and then was head groundsman for the Surrey School District until his retirement in 1975. Maurice and Etta enjoyed square dancing and travelled extensively.
A memorial service was held on January 13, 2003 in Surrey.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver, New Westminster or Mission, would be appreciated.