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John Braun

September 3, 1933 - February 1, 2017


John Braun, Abbotsford, BC, September 3, 1933 – February 1, 2017

BRAUN, John Milton of Abbotsford, BC, passed away suddenly at his home on February 1, 2017.  He was born in Carseland, Alberta as one of four children to John and Anna Braun.  He is survived by his wife Alvina (nee Goosen) of 52 years, daughter Wendy (Neil) Andruk, son Gordon (Mary) Braun, son Loren (Jacalyn) Braun, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, his brother (Rudy Braun), two sisters (Mary Braun and Elsie Unger)and many nieces, nephews and extended family.  John was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

John loved fixing and building things and spending time with his family. In his younger years he really enjoyed sports, mainly baseball and hockey, and singing in quartets and choirs.  John spent most of his working life in the grocery business and finished out his last ten years working with the grounds and maintenance department of the Abbotsford school district.  In his retirement, he continued to enjoy tinkering on projects and spent time volunteering at MCC fixing bikes, lawnmowers and just about anything else that came in.  John was a joy to be around with his ready smile, positive attitude and great sense of humour.  John was deeply loved by his family and will be dearly missed, but solace is taken knowing he is now home at rest with Jesus.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 10, at 2 pm at the Bakerview MB Church on 2285 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.  Memorial donations (in lieu of flowers) can be made to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).



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From: Bill and Lorraine Ellens
Relation: neighbours on Brookside

Dear Alvina, Wendy, Gordie, Loren, all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. We were so sorry to hear of John’s death and wish we could have been there to attend her funeral. We just learned of his passing when Doreen Howie sent an email. They were snowed in and didn’t get their papers in time. John was such a wonderful man, kind, generous neighbour and loving husband and father. We remember years ago when you were in the Salmon Arm area and we met at Dairy Queen. You and John were so happy to see Colleen and get to hold her twin babies. How fortunate we have been to have known such a fine man as John. We are truly sorry for your loss. In love and friendship, Lorraine, Bill, Mark and Colleen Ellens.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 10, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Bakerview MB Church
2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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