John was born in Stocksfield, Northumberland, England on July 27, 1927 and passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 in Victoria, BC. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Anez as well as his son, Simon and daughter, Sarah.

Following John’s wishes there will be no service. Donations, if so desired, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens




  • Marguerite and Hugh Fraser

    We are so sorry to hear of the recent death of John Heslop who has been a good friend of ours for many years, and we extend our condolences and sympathies to his good wife Anez, and to son Simon and daughter Sarah

  • Christine Seaville

    I noticed John’s obituary in the paper and wanted to let the family know how grateful I am for John’s help. You won’t know me but with some great suggestions and a lot of advice, John navigated me through the British Pension System so I could apply and get the most amount possible. This was quite a few years ago when we were fighting to “unfreeze” the pensions for those living in Canada and he willingly gave his time and expertise to me, and I believe I still have his business card.
    I will be forever grateful the longer I live as now I receive much more than I would have on my own! He did not ask for payment. I just wanted to let you know about this.

    And being married for 69 years I note is a wonderful achievement.
    Thank you.

  • alec provan

    On behalf of British Pensioners, thank you John for all your efforts to assist those struggling to obtain their rightful pension from the British Government. rest in peace. Alec Provan

  • Diana Griffin

    Simon,Sarah and Adam
    So sorry for your loss. It’s always hard to lose someone you care about. May all your good memories get you through
    this difficult time. Diana and Mike

  • Anne (Heslop) Simmons

    I am very sorry for your loss.
    I regret that I did not introduce myself years ago.

  • John Schofield

    Dear Simon,

    So sorry to read of your father’s passing in today’s Times Colonist. Always enjoyed his company at Pavilion Society lunches and the chats we had whenever we met grocery shopping. As you may not have known, we had some overlap in our careers: we both worked – though at different times – in the Finance Division of British Oxygen in Hammersmith House, London.

    Sincere condolences to you and the family.

    John Schofield

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