John Vayda

In Memorial

July 18, 1937 – June 5, 2013

John, loving father, husband, uncle and friend passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene, daughters, Cathy, Colleen (Chris), nephew Darren Browett (Frank, Helena, Mackenzie, Mikaila) and many more loving relatives and friends.

He will always be remembered for his kindness, blue eyes and smile. Funeral Mass to be held on Friday June 14, 2013 at 11:00am at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge). We would especially like to thank the nurses and doctors at Chilliwack Memorial Hospital (4th floor surgical ward) and McKenney Creek Hospice for their care and compassion while taking care of John. In lieu of flowers, please donate to McKenney Creek Hospice or charity of your choice.

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  1. R.I.P Johnny. You will be forever loved. <3 Love always, Jessy

  2. Dear Arlene,

    I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Love, Lorita

  3. Diane Yusko-Fielding

    Dear Alrene,

    Johnny was my favourite adult relative when I was growing up and I have many fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to you Arlene and all your family. Thank you to you and Johnny for always coming to my family’s celebrations both happy and sad.


  4. Arlene so sorry to hear about John. He was one of those really nice guys. My sympathies to you and your family.

  5. Our thoughts are with you Arlene, Cathy and Colleen.
    John was a wonderful man and will be missed by all that knew him, especially his family. He fought a brave battle and can now rest peacefully.

  6. I am very saddened to learn about Johnny’s loss. He was always so highly regarded in our family and was a role model for many. My heart and condolences go out to you.

  7. Arlene,

    You and John were one of the first couples that Karl and I met when we arrived in Pitt Meadows from Switzerland 52 years ago and I will always appreciate both of your friendships. I really appreciate the rides to Church from John and you in more recent times as well.

    My deepest condolences to you, Cathy, and Colleen.

    Anna and the Bachmann Family

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