Dave JANZEN

JANZEN, Dave, age 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Zion Park Manor, Surrey, BC. Born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on December 25, 1911 Dave left home at an early age and rode the rails, spending time in the relief camps during the Dirty Thirties. In those years he became an active socialist. He settled in Edmonton where he met Lucille, his future wife for the next 65 years. In 1939, they relocated to Vancouver where he worked in the shipyards. After the war-years he pursued a career in Carpentry construction and joined the Carpenters Union. He became the President of the Vancouver local, and he and the union executive became victims of Joe McCarthy’s blacklist and were expelled from the Union for leftist activities. Dave and Lucille moved to Surrey in the early 50’s, building and selling houses to maintain an income. From 1963 to 1976 he worked for the Surrey School Board and was active in CUPE Local 728. Dave loved to work with wood and in retirement he was always making something for the family. Dave also liked to camp, fish, read, garden and dance. Dave is survived by his son Chuck and his wife Janice, grandson Charles, and sister Eva Chausse, of Abbotsford. The last couple of years Dave resided at Zion Park Manor where a truly wonderful staff provided him with love, care, dignity and compassion, particularly since the loss of his wife, Lucille in February 2005. A private Celebration of Life will be held for family members and friends on Friday, November 25th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Zion Park Manor Long Term Care Facility, 5939-180 Street, Surrey, BC, V3S 4L2


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