PRENDERGAST, John Robert - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Prendergast at the age of 85 on September 4, 2016 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket.
He is survived by his wife Jill, son Kevin, daughters Lisa and Angela, grandsons James and Jordan, brothers Joe, Bill and Paul, sisters Ann Marie (Rosenitsch), Nonie (Wait), Margaret "Petie" (Thickett).
A 1955 U. of T. Graduate, where he participated in both intercollegiate and interfaculty sports, John moved to Calgary primarily to pursue a career in oil exploration.
He played three plus years with Calgary Stampeders followed by 40 years in the aviation industry including airborne geophysics, arctic exploration and heliskiing.
John was an avid golfer, skier and cottager and enjoyed 12 years of Muskoka retirement on his return from the west.
He will dearly miss his family, friends and fellow parishioners at St. Joseph's Church, Bracebridge.
At John's request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.