Grandpa John passed away peacefully with his loving wife Vanna by his side.
His humour, wit, charm and endless modesty will be greatly missed by his sons, Ian (Karen), Neil (Jennifer), grandchildren, Connor (Moa), Alix, Nicholas (Iris), Emma, Christopher and Hannah, great-grandson, Axel, siblings, Norman, Richard, Elaine and many relatives in England.
John was born in Wallsend, England and came to Victoria to pursue a better life for his family. He worked in the ship building industry starting as a draftsman and rising to senior management. John was actively involved in youth soccer and baseball, giving endless amounts of time and energy. Even in his later years, he could not pass a sports event without stopping to watch (and give advice).
John had an outgoing personality and made friends easily. He will be remembered fondly by many for his warmth, friendship and kindness.
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Hans & Maria Gustafsson