May 28, 1936 – February 19, 2023
John Chambers is at peace, joining his loving wife of 66 years Yolande (nee deMontigny) in the Kingdom of Heaven to rest in the arms of his Lord and Saviour.
John, known as Jack to some, joined the navy at 17 and spent nearly two decades serving community and country in the navy, air force and army as well as time as a police officer in London, Ontario.
The Canadian Forces took John, Yolande and their growing family all over the country. Upon retirement from the military while living in Comox on Vancouver Island, the family moved to Chilliwack. There John translated his myriad skills into construction and television repair before embarking on his own business in appliance repair – first in a partnership as Wagner and Chambers then later on his own with Acco Appliances.
Known by all for his quick wit and devotion to family, John set the bar high tenderly caring for Yolande through a lengthy and complicated illness and missed her dearly after her passing on Oct. 29, 2021.
John was a devout Roman Catholic Christian, who gave much of himself to the church as an active member of the choir and a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus alongside other charitable work.
Cherished by many, John is lovingly missed by his children Gail (Steve) Roscoe, Mike (Ellen) Chambers, Ken Chambers, Darby (Glenn) McKilligan, 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren with another expected any day.
He also leaves behind his sister Pat Redman and brother Tom (Donna) Chambers.
He is predeceased by his parents Ray and Florence; brother Ted Chambers; brother Ralph Chambers; sister Joan Clark; and grandson Brian Chambers.
A Catholic mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary St. in Chilliwack on Wednesday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
Everyone is welcome.
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