John F. D.F.M. passed away on October 3, 2006 at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his loving wife Natalie, daughter Wendy Kelsey (George Martini), 3 grandchildren Amanda Tysowski, Brent Kelsey and Tyler Kelsey. Also survived by his sisters Jeanne Guenther, Mary Fitzpatrick (James), Catherine (Tom) Austin; his brother Edward (Carol) Smith and by numerous nieces, Ânephews and many friends. John served in WWII with the R.C.A.F. and worked for the National Research Council in Ottawa until his retirement. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A funeral service was held in Abbotsford, BC on Thursday, October 5, 2006. In lieu of Âflowers, donations may be made in his memory to Abbotsford Community Services or Salvation Army.
Woodlawn Funeral Home