John Cleave Buckton

August 25, 1937 – February 18, 2014
Cleave left his earthly home surrounded by the love of his family. Cherishing his memory is his beloved wife, Diane, of over 55 years, his adored children Ken & Ina, and Karen & Ron. His much loved grandchildren are Tim & Kimberley, Michelle, Matt & Nicole, Christina & Chad, Mark, and Josh. The joys of his life are his Great Grandsons, Eli, Kaeleb & Xander. He will live on forever in his children and their families.
He was raised in Pitt Meadows and Hammond, and lived his adult life in Maple Ridge. Cleave spent 47 years working In the automotive trade, with over 37 years at Metro Motors. He enjoyed camping and travelling with his family, and spent many hours creating gifts for his family in his woodworking shop.

A celebration of his life will be held March 1st at 1:00pm at Burnett Fellowship Baptist – 20639 123rd Ave, Maple Ridge.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or Camp Qwanoes.

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  1. Cleave will remain in our hearts forever. He was truly a wonderful, caring man who loved his family deeply. He was a Huggy Bear.

  2. Bill & Joyce O'Laughlin

    We are so sorry to learn that Cleave has passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Irene Howe and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane and family. we have very fond memories of Cleave.

  4. Martin and Kristina

    Our condolences to the entire family. His smiling face will be dearly missed.

  5. We rejoice that Cleave is with The Lord . It is so sad for the ones left behind. May all your special memories help to sustain you all in the coming days. We have many fond memories of the “early days at MRBC. Blessings

  6. Diane & Family: There are no words to soften the pain you are all feeling. Just know that I’m thinking of you during this hard time of your lives. Please accept my deepest condolences. Hugs… R.I.P. Cleave

  7. Dear Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending to you all tons of love and hugs and know that you have many friends and family who will be there for you. He was such an awesome guy only wish I could have known him better. Gwen your friend from the pantry.

  8. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Just heard from Randy, were remembering Cleave. Our prayers are with you.
    The Kamp Family

  9. Tom and Pat Hodgso

    Dear Diane, Ken and Karen and families. We were so sorry to hear of Cleave’s passing. We are still down south so that’s why we are late in our condolences. We have so many happy memories of Cleave and all your family. I remember him when we went to Pitt Meadows elementary school and at that time they were our neighbours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time and will be in touch when we return home
    Blessings to you all Tom and Pat

  10. Debbie Chapman (Toyota)

    Dear Diane and family,
    Sorry to hear for your loss, my thought and prayers to you all.

  11. Dear Diane & Family:
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Cleave. May you feel the comfort of God’s love during this difficult time and the support of family and friends.
    We as a family have many memories of you all during our time at MRBC.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Isobel & Janice Gilchrist

  12. Donna Mackay(Hartley)

    Diane & Family
    It is so sad to hear of Cleaves passing, your life long mate, what a large hole he will leave in your heart. Its so wonderful that you have such a large family to share this pain and have their support. Memories of PT Hammond want to pop into my mind, and like myself , I’m sure there will be a lot of old friends sharing this sadness. I am sorry I have to miss his memorial. My heart is with you and your family. Sincerely Donna Mackay

  13. Don and Marlene Davis

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Cleave’s passing, such a nice “fella”. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. So very sad to hear of Cleaves passing.
    He was a pleasure to work with and will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
    Deepest condolences to Diane & family.
    RIP my favourite “old coot”
    Gail & Ray Hardy

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