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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: Tom Chang
Relation: Friend

Goodbye John. I will keep my memory of you.

I can still see him as a great story teller.
I see him with a pint in front of him (actually a number of full pints in front of him) and with a cigarette in his mouth. I still see him telling a story, wearing that blue denim crab fisher/Gilligan’s type hat, telling a story and us laughing so hard our stomachs hurt. Stories that left you choking and crying, with laughter long after he finished telling them.
You made us laugh. You brought joy. A comforting presence. I will keep my memory of you as the young funny story teller that kept us entertained, living in the moment. You will be missed John.
Big John.

From: Grant McKinnon
Relation: Friend/Employer

Please accept my condolences in the loss of John. He was an excellent knowledgeable employee and in his last job was a valuable supplier to Pacific Homes. I will always remember his wicked sense of humor as he was the king of the one-liners. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

From: Penny Thomson
Relation: Curling

Yvonne, it’s been a long time, but memories last. What a wonderful man your husband was. Nicole and Jason, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Thinking of you all.

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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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