(Retired Ontario Hydro 2007; Long time member of COPA and the RAA Oshawa Chapter, Oshawa Airport; Proud to have achieved his private pilot license and who had a keen interest in Trains in particular Steam)
Passed away with family by his side on Monday June 12th, 2017 at the age of 72.
Dearly loved husband of Anne Marie (nee Dunford) for nearly 49 years.
Much loved dad of Melissa Hirst and her husband Jonathan of Leduc County AB and Brendan Colven (Angela) of Whitby. Loving grandfather of Sophie and Nathan. Dear brother of Graeme and his wife Linde, Brian and his wife Marietta and Janice Linke and her husband Peter.
Brother- in- law of Faye Read and her husband Aubrey.
John will be fondly remembered by his many friends as well as nieces and nephews and their families.
A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby on Sunday JULY 9th, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to visit anytime to share memories.
In memory of John, memorial donations to Lakeridge Health (Cancer Care) or the Humane Society of Durham would be appreciated by the family.