On March 31st, 2003, John Woodrow “Woody” Green passed away peacefully at home in Chilliwack, BC with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on August 23, 1916. He is survived by his wife of 63 years – Margaret, his sister Orisa Younkers of Lethbridge, his children; Donald(Judy) of Farmington, New Mexico, Lyle (Ardell) of Port Coquitlam, BC., Laura (Ross) Irwin of Chilliwack, BC, nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
His early years were spent in Lethbridge, Alberta and Washington State where he developed a love of hockey and baseball. He worked for the Green Star Milling Company and Ellison Milling Company and married his wife, Margaret, in 1938 in Lethbridge. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1945 as a Chief Petty Officer aboard the HMS Salisbury and HMS Nabob. The horrors of World War II took a lifelong toll on him and he taught his family that there are no atheists and those who claim to be soon have a change of heart when they come face to face with the real horrors of war.
In 1957 he relocated to BC. where he worked for Crown Zellerbach and Fletcher Challenge in their Ocean Falls and Campbell River divisions. He served in the community as a Legion President, Little League coach and school board member. After his retirement in 1981 he dedicated most of his life in service to his Heavenly Father, his church and his family. We hope that he will be remembered for his generosity, faithful service to others and his wonderful stories and laughter. He was proud of all of his family and their accomplishments and will be sadly missed by them.
Funeral Service was held 2:00p.m. on Friday, April 4th, 2003 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.