Jean (John) Carriere

January 13, 1951 to February 28, 2013

Jean Lucien Carriere affectionately known as ‘John’ in his 62nd year lost his battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at Vancouver General Hospital on February 28, 2013 with his loving wife by his side.

Born in St Hyacinthe Quebec on January 13, 1951 he is predeceased by his father Florent Carriere and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Jean joined the Canadian Forces in 1969 serving as an admin clerk in the Canadian Airborne Regiment until 1975. After a short posting in Bermuda he was accepted into the SAR Tech trade graduating from his course in 1978. He served his country for 33 years retiring as a Warrant Officer in 2002.

Norma and Jean were married on March 26, 1983 in Summerside PEI and were posted to Comox in June 1983. The joy of their lives Michael was born in 1984. After spending 5 years in Comox and the next 3 years in Victoria they decided to make the Comox Valley their retirement home. They were to celebrate 30 years of marriage this coming March 26th.

Jean is survived by his loving and devoted wife Norma (nee Hassard) and son Michael (Lisa) and twin grandsons Noah and Jude (born January 18, 2012); Norma’s brother Robert niece Lauren (Kati) and nephew Todd (Julie). Also survived by his mother Giselle, sisters Lise (ChristianTisluk) and Danielle (Luc); brothers Andre (Martine), Yves (Mary), Denis, and many nieces nephews and aunts.

Special thanks to Dr Matous for his kind professional care and all of our Zeballos Drive neighbours for their never ending support.

A Celebration of Jean’s Life/Poppy Service will be held on Wed March 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm at 888 Wing 1298 Military Row Comox BC. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Please join us in remembering Jean by visiting our memorial at

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