John will definitely be missed!
He was well respected by all his colleagues and friends and very supportive of his teachers, colleagues and superordinates. As one of his vice principals and principals, I very much appreciated his support and the freedom, as well, to explore alternate ways of dealing with challenges. John was true to his word. If he promised to do or follow up on something, you could be sure it would get done. He was a true professional and treated everyone who had the pleasure of working with him, as a professional.
Rest in peace John!
My heartfelt condolences to you Mary Jane and family. John's memory will live in all who knew him as a devoted family man, educator and golf enthusiast. The No Bell will not be the same without him.
I WAS IN HIS LIFE FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS ON THE BOGEY TOUR GOLF CLUB. HE WAS ONE OF THE REASONS I HAVE REMAINED. STORIES, GOLF, AFTER-DINNER GOLF DAYS, STRENGTH OF ORGANIZING, CALM PERSON, WELL-RESPECTED BY ALL, THESE ARE MY MEMORIES OF HIM. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.
John hired me as his secretary in 1972 (my first position with the Board) We got along very well because he was so easygoing, kind and thoughtful. Working with him was like not working at all. All the principals and secretaries with whom we were connected thought the same of him as I did. Of course, I also enjoyed the Bogey Tour of which he was such a large part.
I recall Mr. Kaposy as a true & perfect gentleman. He was the ultimate professional & most supportive when I entered the teaching profession many, many years ago. I will always remember that Superintendent Kaposy put people before politics. His leadership skills , honour , integrity, understanding & kindness impressed me deeply.
To Mary Jane Kaposy, family and extended family I offer my deepest sympathy.