John Phillip Stockand of Cumberland passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday, October 5, 2014, following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his 3 stepchildren Grace (Gordon), Georgina (Lyle) and Harry (Cindy); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his close friend Terry Kerton. He was predeceased by his wife Elsie, grandson Gordon, his parents, 2 sisters and several nieces and nephews.
In his leisure John loved to hunt and fish and looked forward to attending the Old Timer’s Reunions up at the cabin, as well he was a proud 50 year member of Elks Lodge #60. He started with Comox Logging and Railroad Company, Courtenay division, in 1947 and remained there until he retired, working his way up to Head Driller/Blaster.
Following cremation, private interment will take place at Cumberland Municipal Cemetery.
For those wishing, donations in John’s memory to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Special thanks to Dr. Mark Woldnik for his exceptional care, as well as Betty Ann and Cheryl and to Comox Valley Funeral Home for their kindness and compassion.