Passed away after a long and active life. John was predeceased by sisters; Theresa, Mona and Mary (Nick), brothers; Al, Louis, Rupert and Gordon (Mary). He is survived by son Howie (Shari) of Nanoose Bay, grandchildren; Kevin (Kaila) of Courtenay and Danny (Vicki) of Courtenay, a special mention to nieces Cheryl and Hazel, special friends Jill Ackerman and Marg and Joe Hazelwood, who visited often and took him for drives.
John served in the Air Force in WWII. He was self-employed most of his life and in his leisure time his passions were hunting and horses. John was strong, independent, decisive and courageous. He loved the wilderness and going on many horse pack trips into remote parts of BC.
If friends so wish donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, #102 – 1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C., V9N 2K6 would be appreciated.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00PM at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay.