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John Carlyle Davies

March 11, 1932 - October 9, 2018

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John Carlyle Davies

Born in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia March 11th, 1932,

passed away peacefully October 9th, 2018 with loving

family by his side at Cowichan District Hospital.

John is survived by his loving partner of 17 years Fjola,

his extensive and loving step family Shelley, David

and family, Darrell and family, Rob, Brenda and family,

Laurie, Scott and family.

Survived by his sisters Joan and Ena Faye and family,

as well as children Jeff, James, Janice and families.

John actively served in the Canadian Military and was

a Korean war veteran serving his country there from

August 9th, 1949-Oct 24th, 1952.

He was a loving father and grandfather to all the

grandchildren and great grandchildren also known

to them as “Grumpy”.

John enjoyed travelling Canada and the USA in his

home build tear drop trailer that he and Fjola towed

everywhere on adventures as far north as Alaska and as

far south as New Orleans and as far east as Nova Scotia.

He was an active member of the local Gem Club and

an active Eagles member  where he loved to participate

and could be found serving in yearly Lobster Fest or

dancing the night away.

He was an experienced sailor and could be found sailing

Cow Bay and Maple Bay areas when he owned his sailboat.

He will be sadly missed – but fondly remembered, always.

There will be a celebration of life for John at the

Eagles Hall in Duncan, BC, 2965 Boys Rd.

November 3rd from 1-3pm.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Shelley Parsons
Relation: He was my father in law .

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. John was indeed a very unique person. Having met him over 30 years ago at one of his pig spit parties in Whittenburg, N.S. He had a lasting impression of people. I am sure John is on another one of his adventures.

From: Dennis kaiser
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a unique individual!
We were friends for 40 years plus. We will forever miss him. His was always our 1st Christmas card of the season filled with his adventures of the year. Our thoughts and prayers to Fjola and family members. Denny and Susan Kaiser

From: Jon
Relation: Bought his truck.

I was always intrigued by this man. I purchased his homemade burgundy 1994 Dodge Ram 3500 camper conversion in about 2008, shortly after he traded it for his yellow Mazda. Anyone who saw this truck knows what I’m talking about. He saw it in my driveway one day, introduced himself as the creator and then told me his story. He bought the truck from the factory and cut the back off the cab. He then constructed, from scratch, an elaborate and fully equipped camper addition attached to the back of the cab. He drove it about 340,000 km’s with his wife, lugging it up highway 24 in 2nd gear while towing a trailer. He also showed me his homemade teardrop trailer that he designed exclusively for him and his wife. From what I gathered, this was a man of creativity, resourcefulness and work ethic. He was a motivated traveler, Korean war vet, accomplished sheet metal worker, welder, mechanic, traveler, inventor, and despite his height, an energetic and enthusiastic man full of pep, well into his last years. I still have his truck today and his card, and i’m still impressed by his work.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
November 3, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Eagles Hall
2965 Boys Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W4

2965 Boys Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W4

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