John William MOFFAT

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June 30, 1951 - January 15, 2013

It is with great sadness we announce John's passing. He fought a long and hard battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Tracey (nee Holmes) his dad Pete, his mother Georgina, siblings Marion, Mona (Sandi), Peter (Jessie). He will be greatly missed by his beloved children Cole and Carly, as well as his three step-children Karyssa, Joshua and Elizabeth.

John was a long time North Vancouver resident. He attended Cloverley, Sutherland and Carson Graham. While at Carson he played football, basketball, was in the school band, and President of his Graduating Class. While attending Western Washington, UBC and Simon Fraser Universities he spent summers life guarding and teaching swimming lessons at Ambleside beach and pool. He achieved his Royal Life Saving Award of Distinction while working there. John taught for 37 years in North Vancouver at numerous schools, Carisbrooke, Vice-Principal of Burrard View, Director of Outdoor School, Principal of Norgate, Lonsdale, Windsor House, Queen Mary and Boundary. While at Outdoor School, he worked with the Department of Fisheries to further enhance the salmon restoration program in all the elementary schools in North Vancouver and with the department of Indian Affairs to construct a lodge and to develop a village showing Indian art and lore at the school.

He enjoyed his work and his hobbies. Cooking; for staff, friends and family, carpentry; making Xmas gifts, a bed with drawers for Karyssa, or storage and shelving for staff, and lawn bowling; at Pacific Indoor, Maple Ridge and North Vancouver lawn bowling clubs. With his positive upbeat outlook on life, his warmth and thoughtfulness to others he made friends with all he contacted.

We will all miss him.

There will be a celebration of his life on February 2, 2013 at 11 am. Maple Ridge Baptist Church, 22155 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to North Shore Crisis Services Society. Thank you to the staff at McKenney Creek hospice for your kindness.

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