John Elliot Shipley

John Elliot Shipley

SHIPLEY, John Elliot

7 Sept 1923 – 22 Nov 2011

So much to so many, devoted husband, loving father and brother, caring Grandad, Great-granddad and uncle, loyal friend, trusted and true.


Born in Scotland, lived in England. Enlisted in the Royal Marines where he served his country. While in Norfolk, he met and married Justin, and they had two children – Johnathan and Ruth. They moved to Peacehaven and raised their family, and he continued to live there after he became a widower. His children grew up, married and had children and John decided to visit his brother Stewart in Richmond, B.C. It was there that he met a widow named Pat. This led to a new life and a second marriage and ultimately a move to Vancouver Island, where they settled in Union Bay, which he came to love and where me made many friends. He embraced his step-children Linda, Patti and Doug and their children and grandchildren.

A man of traditional values, quick wit, and a dry sense of humour. He had a great appreciation of the things that really matter – and was rather fond of the odd Rum and Coke.

A Celebration of Life will take place in the Spring at his home, in the garden he loved by the sea.

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