MAY 25, 1933 – JUNE 26, 2012
Passed away June 26th at Lady Minto Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer.
John was born in England and moved to Canada in 1957 where he enjoyed a 27-year career as a school teacher, vice principal and principal working for the North York School Board. After retirement, John went on to work as a clerk in the Supreme Court of Ontario.
John and his wife Joan moved to Salt Spring Island in 1993, where John became well known for his strong commitment to the community.
John and Joan were active members of the Trail and Nature Club, where John served as president. John was the founder of the Channel Ridge Home Owners Association and its president for eight years, was an active member of the boards of Greenwoods, the Sailing Club and the public library (serving as treasurer) and he volunteered for over 18 years at the Visitor Information Centre.
John is survived by his loving wife Joan Myers, daughters Philippa (Charles) and Lesley (James), both of Ontario, step-sons Alan (Dianne) Tromba of Vancouver, and Kim (Christine) from Ontario, and five grandchildren, Tammy, Logan, Ryan, Chelsea, Riley.
A special thank you to Dr. Beaver, Dr. Berg, the nurses at Lady Minto and Joan’s personal angels.
A Celebration of Life will take place at the Lions Hall on Thursday, July 12th, beginning at 2 p.m.
No flowers, please. Donations to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation or Cancer Lodge in Victoria would be appreciated.