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Saturday December 22, 2012

PLOYART, John William
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, December 14, 2012. John was 82 years old. Beloved husband to Nancy (nee Biggs) for 32 years. Proud father to Shelley (Brad) Rouse, Christine (Steve) Matheson and Bruce (Rachel) Ployart, and 'second father' to Brad (Patricia) Waters and Perrianne (Mark) Evert. Special Pappy John to Griffin, David, Chloe and Allison. He will be fondly remembered by his niece and nephews Mike Raptis, Joanne Fraser and Steve Raptis. Predeceased by his sister Jean Raptis. John was an avid sportsman. His passion for a variety of sports began with earning his 'Big Block' sweater playing varsity football for the University of British Columbia. After graduating from UBC with a bachelor degree in commerce, John went on to be a leader with Cyanamid Canada for the duration of his long and successful career. He enjoyed travelling, gardening and The Arts, spending much of his volunteer time with the Shaw Festival. He lived a rich and fulfilling life. He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends, colleagues and neighbours. In keeping with John's wishes cremation will take place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME 905-892-1699. A private family service will be held at a later date. John will be interred at Highland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations directed to the Shaw Festival will be appreciated by his family.

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