John Harold Peardon passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25th, 2011 in Pembroke Pines. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 30th, 1922. He is preceded in death by his wife Eunice of Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. John came to Daytona Beach in 1937 and graduated from Seabreeze High in 1941. He was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving a tour with the RAF. He was commissioned with the remaining seven survivors of his squadron. John married Eunice Cutting in 1945 and moved to Miami. He worked as a Carpenter in Miami for many years before joining Pan American Airlines in Grand Turk working on the guided missile base. He retired as a Carpenter Foreman for Miami Dade County in 1987. He was active in the Canadian Legion, The American Legion, The VFW, The 40 and 8. Also a long time Mason and Shriner. John will be remembered for always having a joke to tell and a cigar to offer. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Alberto Marriott) of Lake City and Cindy (Spencer Bowen) of Dania Beach; as well as his long time companion, Opal Snyder of Davie. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Vitas Hospice Care at 954-486-4085. A celebration of his life will be held on April 16th, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hollybrook Restaurant, 900 Hollybrook Dr. Pembroke Pines.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 31, 2011