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John Montgomery

October 25, 1951 - March 23, 2017


It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Montgomery announces his passing on March 23, 2017 in Victoria, BC.  John is survived by his wife Yvonne, daughter Nicole, son Jason (Megan), brother Trevor (Joanne), sister Dale (Errol), sister-in-law Loretta (John) and sister-in-law Astrid (Dan).

 John and Yvonne were married in 1973 and lived in the Lower Mainland until they moved to Shawnigan Lake in 1981 to raise their family. He was active in the community as a baseball and softball umpire, soccer referee, and coach to Jason’s soccer and baseball teams. One of his greatest joys was watching his children curl. Over the years he spent countless hours chauffeuring their teams around the province and watching them compete. He was well known for his inability to sit through a game, the bigger the game the more he paced. 

In recent years, he spent many happy days on the family property at Watch Lake working on projects to improve the property and provide a comfortable home away from home for his family. Many happy times were spent with family, fishing and relaxing on the deck overlooking the lake.

John will be remembered for his quirky, often colourful sense of humour, generous spirit and devotion to his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society Hospice House Fund.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Duncan Curling Club, 3191 Sherman Road, Duncan.  Light refreshments will be served.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

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

From: Mark Woloszczak
Relation: Friend

I am very saddened by John’s passing & would like to say how sorry I am to the family. Loosing a god friend & great person so sudden has shown me these great souls, that you see smiling everyday may not be here tomorrow. So sad.
I have known John for over 20 years, working with him & sharing the same neighborhood. Every time I saw him, he always had time to talk & share some laughs. I will miss him.

Mark Woloszczak

From: Cora Pavlis
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of your loss Yvonne. Condolences to you and your family.

From: Jim Cooper
Relation: workmates and long-time buddies

John and I first met at a party in Cherry Point when l was in Grade 12 – 47 years ago. John was visiting from the mainland. He was a tall, gregarious guy and great fun. He and I had a similar sense of humour so we got along great.

Time went by and about 1980 John and I worked together doing home renovations. John was always a very concientious guy and took pride in his work. Mornings were not his time to shine, though. We’d get started at 7:30 am. I’d say “Morning John! How ya doin'” His invariable reply was “Decent.” He took a personal interest in our customers and one in particular would always request John and Bob to work on her jobs. She affectionately called them “My boys.”

I haven’t seen John in many years but I remember him fondly – a great co-worker, a devoted Dad and husband, an active member of his community and a guy I was proud to know as a friend. He has left us too soon and he is missed.

My hope is that went it’s my time, that I get to go where the old dogs go. Perhaps we can catch up then, John. Peace, my friend.

From: Hearher (Broughton)Shortill
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of your loss. Big hugs to you Yvonne and your family. May he rest in peace.

From: Kay & Paul York
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We were very saddened to hear of John’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to you Yvonne, Nicole and Jason.

From: Bob and Christine Carlson
Relation: Friend

Yvonne…..Our thoughts are with you, your family and Johns family. I am at a loss for words.

From: Mike Wood
Relation: friend of family

Teresa and I are very sad to hear of John’s passing. I was always happy to see him at any curling club and we’d share a laugh and talk about the game. He will be missed. Mike Wood.

From: Bev Wiren
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

My thoughts are with you and your family, Yvonne. I was so sad to read
of your loss.

From: Neil Dangerfield
Relation: Friend of the family

It was always a pleasure to see John after a curling game. Whether our team played against Jason or another team, he seemed to know what the key to our success or failure was and was always willing to share his insight He must have watched a little of everyone’s game while pacing the rink, but he made it seem like he really cared for the other island teams in cash and playdown events. I enjoyed our chats and will miss his sense of honest and humour. My deepest condolences.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 15, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Duncan Curling Club
3191 Sherman Road
Duncan, BC Canada

3191 Sherman Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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