February 15, 1947 - October 28, 2022
Thought I’d share some final thoughts.
While not religious, I do hold a spiritual perspective and have great appreciation for the
wonder and beauty of life around us. Look around you, “smell the roses”, We’ve
learned that the world is fragile and humankind has treated Mother Earth badly. Please
protect the environment. We must work together to ensure a healthy future for the
generations to come.
I am so thankful for the people that I have met throughout my life. Each has added in
some way to make me the person that I grew up to be (although some would argue
that I never grew up). As my father used to say “everyone can brighten up a room -
some by entering and some by leaving”. I’ve been fortunate to have had so many
friends in my lifetime. Friendship is a treasured commodity and needs to be nurtured.
I’ve had the privilege of experiencing many different employment roles during my
career. They provided learning, challenge, and opportunities to contribute. I’m glad to
say that each added value in some way to the lives of others. I learned much from the
people that I worked with and had much fun along the way.
Janette, my cherished partner for 50+ years, was a huge influence on my love of travel.
We’ve enjoyed visiting most areas of Canada, interesting and worthwhile destinations
in the U.S., many parts of the Caribbean and several wonderful countries across the
pond. As well, our 50+ years at the cottage left us with a treasure of shared moments. I
have countless delightful memories and feel blessed to have shared them with my love.
Please keep her in your hearts and thoughts and keep close touch with her on this next
phase of her journey.
In passing (literally), I urge you to practice gratitude for what you have, be kind, be
thoughtful, be forgiving. Live each day to the hilt. Enjoy your life and don’t take things
too seriously. I wish all of you healthy and happy futures.
In lieu of flowers or donations, buy yourself something and say it’s from me or go have
a Swiss Chalet dinner.
A celebration of life for friends and family to share their favourite memories of John will be held in the Spring. In the meantime, John would like you to have your own “celebration of life” in his memory if you so wish. Toast him with your favourite beverage and think of the good times that you have had together. Please visit John's page at www.etouch.com for service updates."