Born May 22, 1917
John went peacefully to his ranch in the sky, June 14, 2013
Born in Cardston, Alberta, John’s family returned to the Forest of Dean, England, where he farmed from the time he was a small boy.
During the war, he met Pamela Harden, a Land Army Girl. After the war John returned to the beautiful foothills of Alberta with his “city” bride. While ranching there he raised horses, cattle, sheep, dogs and three daughters.
Moving from Alberta to Oyster River, John was employed at U.B.C. Research farm for over 20 years.
In his retirement he continued to enjoy hobby farming and even at Cumberland Lodge for the past 6 months, his thoughts still, were busy farming and caring for his animals.
John was a “first class stockman”, he had a wonderful way with all animals and he was well known in Border Collie circles and will be remembered by his award winning trials and sheep dog exhibitions in the Comox Valley and elsewhere.
Lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Pamela, his girls Linda Hall (Bob) of Alberta, Susan Myers (Don) of Alberta and Laurie Bolton (John) of Courtenay, who was a great support for her Dad. Also eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren who will miss their grandfather.
Rest in peace John, the chores are done.
Much appreciation to nurses, caregivers and Dr. Tancon, for the care John received during his stay at Cumberland Lodge.
A Celebration of John’s Life will take place on Saturday, July 6 at 2PM from Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road. Refreshments will follow in the “Garden Room and Outdoor Patio” of the funeral home.