John Gerald Worthington

John Gerald Worthington

John Gerald Worthington

January 13,1932 ~ December 29, 2014

John Gerald Worthington passed away unexpectedly in the Trail Hospital on December 29, 2014 at the age of 82.

John had been a resident of Wynndel for the last fifteen years. He lived a long and fulfilling life.

Born in Drummondville, Quebec, he moved to England at the age of two. His young life was spent at Highfield in Kent, England where he graduated from Maidstone Grammar School. He joined the Royal Air Force as a medic and was stationed in Germany for two years. He returned to Canada in 1955 to Vancouver, B.C. where he met his first wife Shirley. They had two children, Deborah and Kim. Moving to Duncan, B.C., John became an electrician in the early 1960s. He built a business, then worked for the B.C. Government for twenty years as an Electrical Inspector. He met and married Marlayne in 1991. When they settled in Creston, John also worked with Herm Ipema.

John was a member of the Shawinigan Lake Legion for many years. After retirement, his hobbies included being a small plane pilot, travelling, cooking and renovating their home. He also loved animals, especially Staffordshire Bull Terriers. He will be sadly missed by many.

John is pre-deceased by his parents, Rowland and Mabel Worthington of Kent England, and his first wife Shirley (1985).

He is survived by his present wife Marlayne Francis; daughters Deborah Throssell and Kim (Charles) Wincott; Earl (September) Williams, Shayne (Peggy) Williams, Karry Williams and Cindy May; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many wonderful friends. John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity of your choice.

Creston Valley Advance

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