John Ormrod Livesey

Livesey, John Ormrod

1911 — 2005


Livesey, John Ormrod, born November 6, 1911 in Manchester, England passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C. on July 12, 2005 .

He was predeceased by wife Freda in 1974. He is survived by his older brother Bill and two nieces. John came to the Vancouver area of Canada as a young man. He was a member of the Merchant Marine during WWII, serving as a radio operator on numerous ships. While in the Merchant Marine, on a trip to London, John met the love of his life, Freda. After the war Freda came to Canada and joined John in the Yukon where they married and spent many happy years together. In the Yukon John operated a general store at Beaver Creek until 1983, at the same time John spent many years in the Yukon Legislature serving much of this time as the Speaker of the House.

In 1983 John moved from the Yukon to Comox on Vancouver Island, in 1999 he went to live at Glacier View Lodge and in 2000 moved to the ECU at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be announced and held at a later date.