Hilda Annie (nee Kneen) JOHN

JOHN- Hilda Annie John

(nee Kneen)

Passed quietly away on July 27th 2007 in Nanaimo. She is predeceased by her husband James F. John and her parents. Left to remember are her two Sisters in Law, Amelia Eliason of Nanaimo and Verna John of Powell River, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends both here and in England. Hilda was born in Nanaimo on January 22nd 1920 and lived her entire life in Nanaimo. She worked at City Hall until her marriage to Jimmy. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Nanaimo S.P.C.A would be gratefully appreciated in memory of Hilda.

The Rose Beyond the Garden Wall

A rose once grew where all could see

Sheltered beside a garden wall

And, as the days past swiftly by

It spread its branches, straight and tall

One day, a beam of light shone through

A crevice that had opened wide

The rose bent gently toward its warmth. Then passed to the other side

Now, you who deeply feel its loss

Be comforted, the rose blooms there

It’s beauty even greater now

Nurtured by God’s own loving care.

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