John Heppner

In Memorial

January 3rd, 1928 โ€“ April 5, 2013

We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. Born in Drake, Sask., he moved to BC in 1948, where he had a number of jobs before finding his chosen career in pile driving and bridge building with Fraser River Pile and Dredge. He loved his job, and the many characters he worked with. John enjoyed sports and was a good athlete, playing baseball, golf and curling. He hunted, fished and was a great card player, gambler and storyteller. But mostly, John loved his family, was a father who led by example, and showed us how to love. His devotion and care of his wife Nora was truly inspiring. He will not be forgotten. Predeceased by his beloved wife Nora, stepson Jeff, sisters Tina and Anne. He is survived by his children Paul (Linda), Kathy, Heather (Mark), and John, and his step-children David, Norm (Nita), Judy (David), Joe (Angie), and Jon (Cameen) and grandchildren Bradley (Celeste), Tyson (Crystal), Mason, Ineke, Jessica (Jason), Amanda , Nils, Lucas, Izak, Tiare, and great-grandchildren Aleigha, Nora, and Greyson. Also survived by siblings, Mary, Carol (George), Connie, David (Kathy), Sandra (Francis), Ben (Karen) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2pm on April 20th, 2013
at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 224th St, Maple Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation could be made.
http://www.kidney.ca/page.aspx?pid=417

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  1. Lorilee McMyn :

    Dear Paul & Kathy

    I have memories of your Dad that go as far back as I can remember…first: he was visiting Dad in (of all places)the garden. He had Kathy (about 2)he was kept very busy preventing her from getting dirty…pretty fluffy dress & fuzzy pink coat…2 cute & 2 funny…you can see it? 2 big men that, at the best of times don’t know what 2 do with little girls, let alone trying 2 prevent her from getting dirty in a 1/2 acre garden of dirt. He always smiled & he always laughed. He was a man that lit up the room when he came in. He was kind, he was fun & he was a good friend to our family…I thank God that he was a part of our family…Dad, Uncle Merv, Ted Sharpe, Jackie Sharpe , little Victor & many more… Love you & take care Paul, Kathy & your family…will miss him for sure…

  2. Fred and Leona Middelveen :

    Dear Heppner family,
    We are very sorry for your loss, please accept our most sincere condolences.

  3. Janet McKinnon :

    John – I was very sad to learn of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences, and let me know if there is anything I can do.

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