Jon Alton North

Jon Alton North

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)

Born September 10, 1946 in Carman, Manitoba – Passed Suddenly February 1st 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.

Jon was the first born of Doreen (Sexsmith) Sharpe and Mervin North. He was a son, brother, step-brother, husband, friend, father, grandfather and was soon to be great grandfather, who had many great life experiences and stories to share from all the roles he did so very well.

Jon joined the Canadian Air Force in 1967. He followed serving our country like his father and many of his uncles. He served with pride for over 35 years which included 439 squadron in Baden-Soellingen and 407 Squadron in Comox, before retiring from DND Headquarters in Ottawa as Lieutenant Colonel and then working for the Department of National Defence as a consultant/contractor.

He and his wife /best friend Waldtraut were married in July 12, 1986 in Comox BC. In 2008 they both retired and moved to their dream retirement destination of the Comox Valley.

Jon loved spending his past working on the family genealogy, studying anything historical, planning his and Waltie’s next great travel adventure and spending time sharing stories and laughs with his friends and family.

Jon leaves behind his wife Waltie, his mother Doreen Sharpe, His sisters Nicki (Bill) McDowell, Georgina Sharpe, brother Craig (Lori) Sharpe, his step-brother Blair (Paulette) Sharpe, step-sisters Dianne, Denise (Wynn) Holden, Gail (Cal) Remus, his only child Pook (Leah) and her height enhanced crew Ken (Tamara & great grandchild on way), Tyler and Tony, and plethora of nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind an abundance of very special friends and buddies – who are also ‘family’. Jon was predeceased by his father Mervin North, step-father Elton Sharpe, step-sister Gerri Holmes.

In lieu of flowers it would be appreciated to have donations made to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Comox for cardiac care.

Service to be held at Saint Michaels and All Angels Church, 19 Wing Comox – Military Row, Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 1500hrs (3PM).


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