John died peacefully at home after a courageous 5-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind his wife Wendy, children Heather (Scott), James (Cheryl), and Todd (Jenny), and beloved grandchildren David, Brayden, Andrew, Sydney, Jack and Ben.
His family was his joy and he was always up for a game of soccer, pickleball, or spike ball with his kids and grandkids. He justly earned the name of Mr. Competitive. His early love of soccer was quickly followed by any sport involving a ball, and a few that didn’t. He enjoyed curling, tennis, table tennis, and Pickleball, winning trophies in many sports during his lifetime.
Born in Barbados in 1946, John was the youngest of 4 children and leaves behind his brother Henry, sisters Mary (Ward), Ros (Bourne), and extended family.
John was a man of integrity and was truly guided by what was just. He was a hard worker, happiest while working on projects. He was recognized worldwide as a speaker, author, and editor of many papers and textbooks on Enterprise Risk Management and was the retired CRO of Hydro One.
John was generous with his time, always willing and eager to teach, encourage and mentor others. His legacy of love, kindness, and generosity will continue to inspire us all. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful medical staff who were involved in his care, especially Dr. Krishna Menon who became a true champion for John on this journey.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital or a charity of your choice are appreciated.