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John Charles Keefer

May 31, 1941 - August 6, 2017



With great sadness, we announce that we have lost our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. John passed away on Sunday, August 6th at the age of 76.

He was born and raised on the family farm in Chilliwack, B.C. and lived in this area all his life. He farmed most of his adult life and was a part of many people’s lives. Dad was always quick with a joke, a laugh and a helping hand! Let plowing and corn rows always be straight!

John leaves behind the love of his life, wife of 53 years, Betty (Jansen), his children: Kim (Rob) Karr – grandchildren Anthony, Kaitlyn, Janessa and Lauren; Stan (Karen) Keefer – grandchildren Travis, Tara (Will) de Rover and great grandson, Gage; Mike (Bonnie) Keefer – grandchildren Cole, Ashley and Brooke. His sisters:  Marlene Williams and Dorothy (Fred) Baxter.

He also leaves behind Betty’s brothers and sisters: Eva Klop, Casey and Betty Jansen, Tanny and Bill Vermeer, Brian and Darlyne Jansen, Pauline and Henk Visscher, John and Wilma Jansen, Henry and Jenny Jansen, Hannah and Bert Brunia and his many nieces and nephews on both sides.

He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and acquaintances.

Thanks to the many people that looked after dad, from the paramedics, firefighters, doctors and nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital, Chilliwack Hospital and Abbotsford Hospital. A special thank you to the nurses of Abbotsford ICU, the care you gave dad was spectacular, the kindness and care was greatly appreciated! Viewing will take place Thursday,  August 17 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Netherlands Reformed Congregation Church, 8920 Broadway St., Chilliwack, where the funeral service will be held Friday, August 18 at 1 p.m.  Pastor J. Greendyk will officiate.  A reception will follow in the church hall following the interment.



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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lorraine segboer
Relation: a friend from Cathedral Palms R>V. resort

hello Betty and family ,so sorry to hear of John,s passing , condolences to the family at this time of his loss. John and i met JOhn and Betty at cathedral palms R.V and struck and instant friendship . thinking of you Lorraine

From: J and I van gent

Our condolences with the loss, wishing you strenght during these difficult days.

From: VanderSpek

Keefer Family, our thought are with you today as you take the remains ofa loving soulmate, father, grand/greatfather to the grave, May the lord be your refuge and strenght today and all the tommorows…Ernie & Mary VanderSpek

From: Sam and Sharon Klaassen
Relation: Sam has done work for him, we know him from the community, and i had the pleasure of being his nurse,

Our condolences on Johns passing, he was a nice man and will be missed by many, we hope you may receive the strength to go on in the difficult days ahead.

From: Andy & Linda Stam
Relation: Friend

Betty and family; our deepest sympathy with the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. May you find some comfort from above and remember all the good times you had together.

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