John Stanley Payment passed away unexpectedly on January 27th, 2012 at home, with his wife by his side, at the age of 58.
John was born in Winnipeg, MB on December 26, 1953 and moved to Chilliwack in 1955. He graduated from Chilliwack Senior Secondary in 1972, where he met his wife Leslie. He went to work for the District of Chilliwack as a “rink rat” and zamboni driver in the old coliseum. He then went into the aggregate industry where he remained for the last 35 years. He enjoyed playing and coaching hockey, baseball and was an avid fisherman. John spent countless hours with his sons and their friends teaching them everything he knew, and taught them well. He lived every day like it was his last, and no doubt had no regrets.
John is survived by his wife, Leslie “Mama”, sons Trevor (Gillian), Kevin (Melissa), sisters Jennifer and Carol, and grand-dogs Sony, Teddy, Otis and grand-cat Turtle. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Coast Hotel on Saturday, February 4th at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Fraser Valley Salmon Society at fraservalleysalmonsociety.ca
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