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Saturday November 24, 2012

June 14, 1923 November 12, 2012
John passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Monday, November 12, 2012 in his 90th year. Loving husband of the late Margaret Crowther (nee Mills). Dear father of Valerie, Eric and his wife Karri, Pamela and her husband Neil Killens. Proud grandfather of Rachel and Michael and his wife Eleana and proud great-grandfather of their son, Finnegan John. He will be sadly missed by his sister Joyce, brother David, and many nieces and nephews. John enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942, and later served as a radar operator on the H.M. C.S. Orangeville. Upon his discharge in 1945, John entered the University of Toronto. Graduating in 1948, John entered into a long teaching career. He retired as Vice-Principal of Newmarket High School in 1983. He served as Chairman of Newmarket Library Board (1968 - 1971), was a former member of the York Region Amateur Radio Club and for several years volunteered with the Arthritis Society. John was an avid sailor and golfer. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home for memorial visitation on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment at Newmarket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre or the Parkinson Society Canada. Online condolences at

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