It is with the deepest burden of sorrow that we have to announce the loss of the pillar of our family on December 21, 2020. After a tragic work place incident, John gave it everything he had and fought bravely for 3 weeks in Vancouver General Hospital, finally succumbing to his traumatic injuries. John was born and raised in Victoria on June 28, 1956.
He eventually would marry his high school sweetheart and best friend, Lesley, and after 42 years of marriage they were both very proud of the family they had created. John (Dad) says goodbye to Lesley, his sons J.R. (Kate), and Robbie (Patti) and their son, his beloved grandson whom he cherished, Brooks. As much focus John put into his work, his true passion was his Family and being a true provider and role model, always committing to “doing better than his best.”
As in life and career, with most people that knew him, John was known for his work ethic and attention to detail to ensure everyone stayed on task, and most importantly, that everyone was safe doing so. He loved his career in the Construction Trade beginning the journey in 1975. During that time, he was involved in hundreds of projects (mostly local in Victoria) and mentoring many young people in the trades.
John was an advocate for education in the trades as well, and became Gold Seal Certified in 2013. He put so much effort into his career and absorbed the weight and responsibility attached to his position with an unwavering professionalism. He leaves behind so many friends whose lives he touched and truly cared about.
The family wants to send our most sincere and gracious appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and care providers at Vancouver General Hospital for showing our dad compassion and dignity in his final days. The level of care you offered and were able to extend reached our hearts especially when we were not able to be at his side. We know he felt our strength and love through you all.
The Scheeren Family would like to extend an invitation to all the people he had touched in honoring John at his farm in Metchosin, BC. A date has not been selected at this time due to restrictions, but we look forward to seeing all of you soon, and sharing in his memory.
“We love you dad, and we will make you proud”
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Marianne & Michael
Lesley and family, after meeting you guys in Hawaii we right away clicked, we then managed to make a trip to Canada to visit and spend some time with you. We had such fun with both of you, we were of course shocked to hear about John’s accident and saddened as the loss for you and your family. John was a great guy, fun, generous and all round nice man. condolences to all much love Michael and Marianne Edgerton
Hub & Yvonne Scheeren
Dear family, our condolences on the death of your husband,your father and grandfather.Lots of strength with this great loss! Big hug Hub & Yvonne Scheeren
With respect and care – to you Leslie, family and friends. This was a man who stood tall, a standard maker and bearer for the better way. RIP good sir.
I spent 1 month with John and Lesley. I learned a lot from them. But most importantly, they showed me how to be a good person. Thank you very much, John, for giving me the best 1 month of my life and for those beautiful pancakes. Rest in peace.
Marjo en Jo Scheeren
Dear Lesley and children. We thinking about you in this difficult time. We sorry for you lost. A great husband and Dad and grandfather. Match loves from Jo Marjo Giel Marielouise Hub Yvon ant Maria and Marie-José and our children.
Shannon and Allan
Dearest Lesley and family, our love and thoughts are with you. John was an incredibly generous, proud, strong and upstanding individual. We will miss him, his stories and kindness.
I am so sorry for your family and their loss. I have only known you for a short time Lesley but you are an amazing woman and have a heart of gold. I pray you gain strength from your friends and loved ones. If there is anything I can do please let me know xo
Our thoughts and condolences go out to your family at this time grieving
John was truly one of a kind in mind and in spirit.Always there to help guide others throughout the years.
He will be greatly missed,but his memory will forever live long in many of us who were graced with having known such a remarkable man,father,grandfather,mentor
Until we meet again my fine friend
Love always the Bolton family
Leslie and family, our thoughts are with you through this time of loss. John will never be far from you and always remains with you in your hearts and memories. It is with great sadness we say our farewells to John till we meet again.
You are all in my heart, my condolences to the families. Lesley there are no words that can describe what you must be going through right now. You are loved and anything I can do please let me know.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de John Stanly Scheeren June 28 1956 – December 21 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Victoria, Province: Colombie britanique