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John Joseph Potter

March 6, 1928 - January 11, 2019


John Joseph Potter

It was a sad day on January 11, 2019 when we said

good-bye to our Father.

John was born in McCreary Manitoba March 6, 1928.

Most of his Career was spend at sea Joining the Merchant

Navy in 1944 as a boy cook, followed by the Royal Navy in

1945, and finally serving the Royal Canadian Navy from 1950

until 1980. After retirement he had a very successful catering


John Married Lillian in 1955 and became an instant Father to

Joan (Jimmy) and Linda, then in 1956 Lisa (Douglas) was born.

John was pre-deceased by his wife Lillian, and his mother Dora.

He was a gentle soul who loved his scotch, a good joke, and he had

A very sweet tooth.

He enjoyed spending time with each of his Grandchildren

Michael, Jeffrey, Kathryn, Mark, Kimberley, Angela,

Krystle, and Matthew his 18 Great Grandchildren and

1 Great Great Granddaughter. He also leaves behind many

Nieces, and Nephews. Johns love outside the home was

Marching with the Janazaries, and social events with his

Shrine and Masonic Friends. He will be missed by all

who knew him but never forgotten.

We Love You Dad – Joan, Linda, and Lisa.


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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: John & Lynda
Relation: Shriners of BC & Yukon

We have happy memories of your father Lisa knowing him through our Shriner connection. He was known as “little John” and shared many good times with him on our Divan journey. He was a dedicated Aide, always willing to help and offering a smile with a drink. He will be missed.

From: Karen Oviatt(nee Brennan)
Relation: Niece

Joan, Linda, Lisa our deepest condolences for Uncle Johny’s passing. A difficult time after just losing your mom. I believe they are both at peace now and enjoying a reunion of family on the other side. Love and hugs to you all and your families. Love Karen and Terry

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 16, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

H.W.Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6W3

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