With great sadness, we announce the passing,  of our dad John on March 2nd, 2019 in Victoria, BC after a yearlong illness. John is predeceased by his wife Wilma in 2013, infant son John Douglas in 1963, and great-grandson Theo on October 28th, 2018.

John is survived by his daughter Debra (Robert) Medwid, grandchildren Jordan, Sean, Jaimie and Emily Medwid, sister Joan Farley, brother Jim (Carol) Lilley and sister in-law’s Pauline, Anna, brother in-law’s Albert, Sidney, and Leonard.  He will sadly be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, and his loving dog Diesel.

John and Wilma married in 1957 in Victoria. John was a professional truck driver until an injury caused a career change and he worked for the Ministry of Finance until his retirement. He was an avid gardener and car collector and loved driving Wilma and Debbie around in his convertible.

His favourite past time was spending time camping with his best friends Bob and Irene Fouracres and entertaining friends for lunch and coffee in his gazebo.  He adored his grandchildren, and his son-in-law Robert was his new bestie after Bob’s passing.  He continued camping with Robert and Debbie up until his illness.

Special thanks to son-in-law Robert, sister Joan, brother Jim, the Fouracre family and the palliative care team at Saanich Peninsula Hospital for the loving care in his time of need.

A private burial service and celebration of life was held with family and close friends.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • barbara hagedorn
    March 10, 2019

    Dear Debbie, Robert and Families. Just a little note to let you know::: with the passing of your dad we are sending our condolence.. A very special person has left this world. but —- remembering the wonderful years we spend together at Darwin with you and your parents, the morning coffee hours, the helpful hands from your dad when needed, the children playing together on the road or in somebody’s yard. Very happy memories.
    lovingly Barbara and Fritz

  • Ana Massa
    March 10, 2019

    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing Debbie. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

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