We Remember


Born in the Netherlands, October 28, 1939, our beloved ‘Grandad’ passed into the arms of Jesus on April 23, 2018, at the age of 78.

Predeceased by son John, and great grandson Zaiah Tyrrell.  Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife Lorraine, son Brian Schenk, daughters Terri Schenk and Lori (Don) Smith, daughter-in-law Kathleen Schenk, granddaughters Amy (Ben) Tyrrell, Alysha (Shawn) vanBoven, Chantal (Jamie) Lodge and Kara (Guy) Hanchar; grandsons John (Christa) Schenk, Matt (Kelsey) Schenk as well as 11 great grandchildren.

By request there will be a private family gathering.

People wishing to pay tribute to John may do so by contributing to the Sick Children’s Hospital or Salvation Army.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

By request there will be a private family gathering.

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Sick Children’s Hospital or Salvation Army Link: www.bcchildrens.ca


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The service for SCHENK, John is scheduled for By request there will be a private family gathering.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Harry & Aileen Grams says:

    Lorraine, to you and your family our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We always appreciated John’s honesty and integrity, his smiling face will be always be remembered.

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  • Victoria Ashman says:

    I’m so glad I got to meet John and share a short time with him. A lovely, lovely man. I know how much loved and missed he will be . I pray that your sorrow will be short and that soon all there will be are heart-bursting wonderful memories that bring you joy.

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