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John Southwell

February 28, 1925 - December 7, 2009

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Southwell John Dixon Sgt. R.C.A.F. Retired Feb.28, 1925 – Dec 06, 2009 passed away peacefully in Mesa Arizona. He was born and raised in Victoria B.C. and attended St. Louis College. John enlisted in the R.C.A.F. and served overseas in England where he crewed many flights over Europe. At the end of the war, John married Katie Babiuk Aug 9, 1947. After a long career in the air force, John fulfilled his life’s dream by starting his own business, Goldstream Catering. He is lovingly remembered by his family, children, Michael (Heather), Jim (Deanna), Catherine, Peter, Stephen, Thomas, and chosen sons Rick and Dean. Grandchildren, Amber (Jason), Aaron, Alanna, Jantine, Sarah, Jacob, Madison and Tyler. Great grandchildren, Morgan and Carley, siblings, Tony (Darlene) and Joan, in-laws Norma, Ray, Grace and all of his many nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends and business associates. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Henrietta (nee Paine), wife Katie, brother Fred, in-laws Martine, Keith, Helen, Pat, Mike, Mary, William, Peter, Polly, Nick, Steve, Stella, Dave, Dell and Virginia. A prayer service will be held at St. Joseph’s the worker Roman Catholic Church 785 West Burnside Road in Victoria B.C. on Monday Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:00p.m. The services will be officiated by Reverend Father William Hahn and Father Stephen Paine. A celebration of life memorial will be held on Dec. 21, 2009 at 3 pm at the Mary Winspear Centre, corner of Beacon Ave and Pat Bay Highway, Sidney BC. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Victoria Heart and Stroke fund or the Victoria Cancer Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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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. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Lorri Bolton
Relation: Friend

Dear Cathy and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him fondly back to our wedding day as your family catered the event. More recently at SJ Willis serving a huge Christmas dinner for our students. Hope all the wonderful memories ease your loss at this time. Lorri and Dan Bolton

From: Lorri Bolton
Relation: Friend

Dear Cathy and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him fondly back to our wedding day as your family catered the event. More recently at SJ Willis serving a huge Christmas dinner for our students. Hope all the wonderful memories ease your loss at this time. Lorri and Dan Bolton

From: Janice Luton
Relation: family friend, employer

My condolences to all, Jan xox

From: Janice Luton
Relation: family friend, employer

My condolences to all, Jan xox

From: Teri and Rhys Wickes (Paone)
Relation: St. Joseph's and catering

We were really sorry to hear about your dad passing. He had so much spirit and love of life. He will be greatly missed.

From: Teri and Rhys Wickes (Paone)
Relation: St. Joseph's and catering

We were really sorry to hear about your dad passing. He had so much spirit and love of life. He will be greatly missed.

From: Astrid Doidge
Relation: Friend

I was very sorry to read John’s obituary in the Times Colonist yesterday. Please accept my sincere condolences to his family and employees at his passing.

I have so many great memories of dealing with him when he was providing wonderful banquets at the Racquet Club through his catering business. When our son and daughter were getting married, there was no hesitation by Doug and me to contact Goldstream Catering to provide the banquets for their wedding receptions.

John will be sorely missed by so many friends and relatives.

From: Astrid Doidge
Relation: Friend

I was very sorry to read John’s obituary in the Times Colonist yesterday. Please accept my sincere condolences to his family and employees at his passing.

I have so many great memories of dealing with him when he was providing wonderful banquets at the Racquet Club through his catering business. When our son and daughter were getting married, there was no hesitation by Doug and me to contact Goldstream Catering to provide the banquets for their wedding receptions.

John will be sorely missed by so many friends and relatives.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 21, 2009
Beginning at 3:00pm

Location:
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave.
Victoria, BC Canada V8L 1W9

2243 Beacon Ave.
Victoria, BC Canada V8L 1W9

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