I am proud to say I considered him a friend and an inspiration. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a single soul that ever met him that would say his strength of conviction didn't rub off on them just being in the same room.
In recent days he was the strength of the Liberal Party in Burlington. But on all days he was the inspiration to many. He will be missed by all. He who did so much for so many. The world was a much nicer place with him here.
A message from Arlene:
John passed away yesterday, Tuesday March 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm at Joseph Brant Memorial hospital after a two month-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully in his sleep. Information about a memorial service will be forthcoming.
As well, Arlene and John were informed yesterday that John was voted as Citizen of the Year for 2011.
Please forward this email to anyone you think would want to know.
A funeral service will be held on Friday March 18 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at:
Wellington Square United Church
2121 Caroline Street
The funeral will be followed by a Celebration of Life from 1 pm to 3 pm at
3135 Harvester Road
All those who knew John are welcome. Please forward this information to anyone you feel may want to attend.