FUCHS, John J.

March 7, 1926 ~ March 28, 2011

John was born in the small farming community of Zehner, SK. After completing most of his education by correspondence, he embarked on a teaching career starting in a one room school in Saskatchewan. He moved to Hope in 1952 where he met his wife Helen. In 1959 they were married, and raised 6 children, all of whom experienced having their father as Principal of C. E. Barry School before he retired in 1986.

John was dedicated to his church and community, serving almost 60 years with the Hope Lions Club. In addition to serving on the executive of the Knights of Columbus, he participated in the church finance committee, and was a frequent reader during services.

John was also dedicated to his family. He encouraged his children and grandchildren in their studies and interests, and shared his love of music with them all. His quick smile and hearty laugh will be missed.

John was predeceased by his parents John and Amelia (Molly) Fuchs and his son Bryan. John is survived by his wife Helen; children Maureen (Ken), Alfred, Katherine, Jennifer (Ken), and Janet (Rick); and grandchildren Sean, Shannon, Alexandra and Maggie. John will also be missed by his brother Alfred and sisters Mary and Alma and their families. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Church, Hope, BC. A donation to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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