John Robert Waghorn

Waghorn, John Robert (Jack)

July 30, 1913 – October 30, 2006


Jack passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital at the age of 93 years on October 30, 2006.

Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Gerda in 1983. He lived the last few years with his daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Paul, in Royston. Jack was born in England coming here in 1921. He spent his working years as a milkman in North Vancouver, Vancouver and Burnaby. He was one of the last Horse and Wagon drivers in Burnaby. He is survived by his loving family, daughters: Jackie (Paul) Tingley of Royston, Joyce (Harry) Davis of Vancouver; son Bob (Lorna) Waghorn, of Prince George. He also leaves three grandsons: Doug Nyberg of Kamloops, Neil Nyberg, of White Rock, Glenn (Michelle) Nyberg of Surrey; 2 granddaughters: Debbie Waghorn of Parksville, and Nicole (Gordie) Jackson of Langley. Great-granddaughter Maddyson Nyberg of Surrey. Great-grandsons: Austin and Darren of Surrey; step-granddaughter Ronaye; step-grandson Rick.

He was predeceased by his three sisters: Winnifred (Jim), May (John) Violet. He also leaves his beloved sisters: Dot (Ben Leclair), Mert (Ian) Mcgraw, June (Del) Knight, and Ollie. He also leaves his brothers: Ray (Mac) Waghorn and Terry (Ann) Waghorn. Dad had many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, and special cousin Donna Bews.

There will be no service by request, and in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital, would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of the third floor who made his passing as comfortable as they could. A special thank you to Dr. Dave Musgrave who was Dads doctor and friends for the last 25 years. We also wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our dear friend Donna Scott, who stood by his side during the last week of his life. Her support and upbeat personality really gave him a boost.

An Open House will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2006, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the home of Jackie and Paul Tingley in Royston.