FORD, John Peter Hamiton, QC - (April 15, 1934 - April 10, 2018) - “Until next time.” True to one of his favourite sentiments, John passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
Devoted and beloved husband of Yvonne, and much loved father of Jill (Mike) Menard, Susan (Bevis) Bullock, and Jennifer (Murray) Thomas. John took great pride in his wonderful grandchildren, Kyle and Sean Menard, Charlotte, Brett, Brady, and Shannon Bullock, and Liam and Adam Thomas. John was also a beloved uncle to cherished nieces and nephews.
An accomplished and respected lawyer, John graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1960. He pursued his passion for law for 57 years and was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Council designation in 1973. A lifelong Oakville resident, John shared with his family the importance of giving back to others through his involvement in numerous community foundations.
John was happiest surrounded by family and friends, sharing wine and stories from the head of the table while creating wonderful memories for the many lives he touched. John will also be remembered for his sense of fun, his all-weather barbequing prowess (snowstorms included) and making everyone feel at home.
John was an ardent gardener. A perfect weekend usually involved time spent with his plants and a round or two at the Oakville Golf Club. He was a member there for 45 years and served 2 terms as club president. John was also integrally involved with the Tin Hat Memorial Tournament – a yearly event honouring all branches of the Canadian Military including his own, The Royal Canadian Navy.
When not gardening or golfing, John loved to travel and enjoyed sharing these adventures with his wife, and their lifelong friends. Living life to the fullest, John was honorable and optimistic with a deep capacity for unconditional love. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to express our deepest appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, as well as the continuing care of Dr. Justine Seuradge.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 6th at the Oakville Golf Club from 11:00am - 2:00pm. 1154 Sixth Line, Oakville. Private interment to follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada are welcomed at www.kidney.ca. Arrangements entrusted with Kopriva Taylor funeral home, Oakville.