Passed peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital.  John is survived by his loving wife of over 43 years, Pauline; son, Matt (Cynthia); adored granddaughter, Olivia; sister, Jane (Lloyd); brother, Paul (Ellen); nephews, Derek, Jeremy (Carly); niece, Angela (Conrad) and many dear friends and relatives.

John enjoyed his childhood in Victoria (Oak Bay) participating in many sports, mainly his favourite, soccer.  John was a member of the Uplands Golf Club since 1970.  He was a member and Past President of the Camosun Gyro Club of Victoria.  Many good friends were made through his associates with Gyros.  John loved travelling to warm places, such as Hawaii and Palm Desert.  He and Pauline also enjoyed many cruises together.  Although failing health caused John to curtail many activities, he still enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives.  He never lost his love of life and kept his sense of humour to the very end.  Truly a nice man. “Love you forever”.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Uplands Golf Club at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2020.  Donations if desired may be made to the Red Cross or the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Brenda Quin

    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He has suffered for a long time so it is good that he is at peace. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Brenda Quin

  • Trish Kreut

    Pauline – wishing you and your family strength and peace during this difficult time. Xox

  • Gordon Dalziel

    Dear Pauline and family, We were so sorry when hearing of John, so many fond memories, how time flys, gyro, Shawnigan, he will be missed, take care. Gordon and Barb

  • Bernard Osborne

    To Pauline, Paul & Family,
    I am so sorry to read of John’s passing, I have many good memories of the time we worked together.
    I wish you the best; you’re a wonderful family.

  • Judy Benwell

    Deepest sympathies, You are in our thoughts Pauline. I know life will not be the same without him.

    Love Judy Benwell.

  • Kathryn Moss for Ella

    Paul and Jane,
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Fond memories of our times on Lincoln Road.
    Sincerest sympathies.
    Ella (Moss) Shadforth

  • Jacqueline, Bob Baker

    Hello Pauline,
    I was just reading the paper and read of John’s passing. Please know that both Bob and myself are thinking of you at this very sad time.
    Take care and our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Sid and Joni Custance

    Sid and Joni Custance.
    So very sorry to lose my life long friend. We will miss him greatly. Our sincere condolences to Pauline, Matt and family.

  • Diane and John (Read)

    Dear Pauline
    Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family upon the death of John. My calculations tell me he had ben a Gyro for 24 years already when we came to Victoria in 2003. I enjoyed sitting with him and listening to the tales of “older” Gyro some 43 years ago, and we had only just arrived here. Again, our sincerest sympathies.
    Diane and John

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