John Shilton

SHILTON, John (Jack)


Jack passed away peacefully on May 9, 2007 at Glacier View Lodge. Jack was born on August 4, 1921 in Whitehaven, Cumberland Country, England.

Predeceased by his parents Tom and Margaret Ann Shilton; his wife Phyllis of 63 years; sisters Ada Milburn, Maggie Queen and Sally Nichols.

Jack is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Tom and June Shilton; sister and brother-in-law Jody and Bill Rallison; sister and brother-in-law Iris and Donnie Williams and brother-in-law Harold Miller. He also leaves his daughter and son Lesley and Gerry Hunter; grandchildren: Dori Dempster, John Hunter, Rick and Anita Hunter and Tracey and Britt Simmons. Foo-Foo’s gang also included 13 great-grandchildren: Ty, Ryley, Jeremy Dempters; Brittani, Travis, Brennan, Dylan, Zachary, Rachel Hunter; Ryan, Matthew, Abbie, Aaron Simmons. He had many nieces and nephews as well.

Jack first worked as a miner in Number 8, Puntledge, before joining the Navy and serving as a gunner on the Prince Robert from 1943-1945. On his return from overseas he went back to the mine for a short while and then went into the logging industry. He worked for Comox Logging, MacKenzie Logging, and finally for Georgia Pacific at Van West Logging. Jack then went back to the sea where he served as a deckhand and later a boson on the BC Ferries run between Comox and Powell River. He retired in 1986 and spent his retirement on Gartley Beach in Royston, his paradise.

Jack has resided at Glacier View Lodge for the past two years.

Lesley and Gerry Hunter will host a gathering of remembrance at the family home, 4156 Gartley Point Road in Royston on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 1:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome to come and share your memories of Jack.