JB leaves behind his soulmate of 73 years, wife of 67 years, Patricia (O'Day), his four daughters, Kathleen (Jane), Evie Honeyman, Ann (Peter) and Marie Hodgson (Doug), his grandchildren, Amy, Chris, Jessie, Maggie, Katy, Charlotte, Tim, Lizzie, Isaac and Myles and three great-grandchildren, Livie, Claire and Hugh, beloved by each and every one.
John grew up in North Toronto, attending John Ross Robertson Public School, Crescent School and graduating from St. Andrew's College School, just as WWII ended. He studied Medicine at University of Toronto and began as a family physician in 1952, where he practiced for 40 years.
But of all the things he loved in his life, there were two that surpassed the rest. The first was Pat. He loved his Bahamian girl completely. The second was cutting through the morning mist on Lake Opeongo in his canoe. The tackle box and the fish were an excuse. JB's family is very grateful to all the nurses and doctors on the stroke floor at Mackenzie Health and to the palliative team.
Thank you all for your fine care.
If you would like to make a donation in JB's name, he would love you to support the Friends of Algonquin Park or the Mackenzie Health Foundation. We will hold a service in JB's memory in September.