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John Frank Kornelsen of 45657 Morton Road, Vedder Crossing passed away January 24, 1988 at his residence at the age of 54.

John was born February 6, 1933 to Frank & Tina (Nikkel) Kornelsen at Yarrow, B.C. He married Hilda Bartel from Greendale and they became parents to Debbie and Ken.

John had been a truck driver since the age of 16. He and his family lived at Vedder Crossing for 26 years. He enjoyed fishing and camping at the Vedder River.

Funeral service was held January 28, 1988 from the chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Huebert officiating. Interment was at Greendale Cemetery.

Active casket bearers were Abe Kornelsen, Pete Kornelsen, Robert McDonnell, Wayne Kornelsen, Peter Kornelsen and Brian Bartel.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie & Robert McDonnell of Port Moody; and son and daughter-in-law, Ken & Cindy Kornelsen of Chilliwack; grand-daughters: Dawn, Tanya and Nicole; mother Tina Kornelsen of Abbotsford; brothers and sisters-in-law: Abe Kornelsen of Chilliwack; Pete & Madeline Kornelsen of Kamloops; Vic & Maureen Kornelsen of Pitt Meadows; sisters and brothers-in-law: Katie & Jake Fast of Sardis; Bertha & John Ponich of Pitt Meadows; Linda & Nick Spenst of Surrey.

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