John Maurice REITZ

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.