Thomas MADDOCKS

Thomas Keith Maddocks, 85, passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. He is survived by Yvonne, his loving wife of 60 years; his 3 children, Jane (Doug) Morris, Reg (Lynda) and Kathy (Steve) DuMont; 8 grandchildren, 4 great – grandchildren; his sister, Joyce (Courtney) Foster; brother, Harry and numerous nieces and nephews. Keith was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 24, 1930. At the age of 8, Keith moved with his family to Richmond, BC where he, along with his 6 brothers and two sisters, was raised on Twin Hollies Farm. In 1955 he married Yvonne and soon after bought a farm (Maddocks Farms) in Cloverdale, where he shared his love of farming with her. In August they celebrated 60 years on their farm. Keith was a very successful farmer, earning numerous farming awards and holding positions with the Surrey Dyking Commission and the BC Vegetable and Cloverdale Lettuce Co-ops. While Keith was very proud of his children, he had an extraordinary and deep love and pride for all of his grandchildren. “Papa” was a significant part of all of their lives and has had a great impact on each of them. A piece of him will continue to live in each and every one of them. He will be truly missed by all of us. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 16613 Bell Road, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local charity of your choice. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online Obituary at: www.myalternatives.ca


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