John Metzger was born in Surchin, Yugoslavia on January 7, 1918, immigrated to Barrhead, Alberta, Canada in 1925, moved to the Vancouver area in 1947 and passed on to his Lord peacefully on March 24, 2011 in Chilliwack at the age of 93.

He is survived by his wife, Zoe Metzger, five children, 22 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

The funeral and reception begin 2:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chilliwack.

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