Friday, December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023


Died suddenly from an arterial embolism March 11 in hospital on Saltspring Island. J.D., an irrepressible wheeler-dealer with a booming voice, never met an argument he didn’t like. John was a longtime horse breeder and owner who knew nearly everyone involved in equestrian activities in British Columbia. Born in Vancouver on June 17, 1927, he met and married Dorinne in Calgary in 1952-53. In the early days they hit the road across Canada, selling encyclopedias to everyone from millionaire entrepreneurs to dirt-poor farmers. The family spent 1961-64 working in Australia. John passed the Canadian Securities Course in 1968 and for many years was a fixture on the Howe Street investment scene. He is survived by Dorinne, daughters Laurie (David) and Lynne (Mark), grandchildren Robert (Doris) and Patricia, great-grandchildren Lance and Maximo, brothers Robin and Pat and sister Rosalyn. As per John’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service. Please raise a glass of your favourite libation in his memory and if you see fit, donations to the SPCA Biscuit Fund would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at Lady Minto hospital, especially Dr. David Woodley and Dr. Jan MacPhail and all the nurses and paramedics.

Arrangements by Hayward’s funeral home.


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