John Kronstein passed away peacefully because of complications from COPD and blood clots on January 19, 2016 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 92. Born in Sokolowc, Yugoslavia to Frank and Anna Kronstein on June 10, 1923, he was the second of four sons. John was a tailor in the German army during WW2. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 and worked as a carpenter, then built pre-hung doors. He loved fishing and gardening. John will be sadly missed by his wife Erna and their son Gerhard (Carol), grandchildren Jason (Michelle), David and Simon and by Walter and Teresa Gerke, niece Cindy Frison, Betty Ferber and Ruth Bauer. John was predeceased by his parents Frank and Anna Kronstein and three other brothers. Interment will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Vedder View Gardens Cemetery, 44675 Watson Road, Chilliwack. Then, a Celebration of Life for close family and friends will be held at Mandarin Gardens Restaurant, 45295 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, starting at 1:00 pm. Memorial Donations may be made in John Kronstein’s name to the BC Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555

Chilliwack Progress

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