John passed away in Montreal on January 23, 2020 following a valiant battle with old age.
Civil Engineer, retired Town Manager of Town of Mount Royal.
Loving husband for 68 years of Audrey Cowper. Father of Cynthia Warren (Perry Giguère, deceased), Stephen (Eao Loang Lam), Geoffrey (Deborah Stobo), Sheila (William Schwaneflugel). Grandfather of Emilie and Jessie Giguère, Jonah Woodhouse, Meagan and Laura Warren and Angus Schwaneflugel; step-grandfather of Simon, Lanette and Evergreen Lam. Brother of Martha Falls and the late Margaret Hawkes.
John loved the Great Outdoors and with Audrey, the love of his life, spent many happy times wilderness canoe-tripping in the Laurentians, Yukon and New Brunswick; and camping, hiking and cross-country skiing in the Adirondack Mountains where they climbed more than half the 46 High Peaks. At age 59, he and Audrey took up downhill skiing, eventually becoming the Terrors of the Beginners’ Slopes.
A private memorial service will take place at a later date. The family will receive your messages of condolences on the obituary memorial page at the Mount Royal Cemetery website (www.mountroyalcem.com).
Please, no flowers, but donations in John’s memory to Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868), Dans la Rue (514-526-5222) or any other charity helping kids or teens would be welcome.
“The death of an old man is not a tragedy.”
Robert Altman, Film Producer