John Wesley FOSTER

FOSTER, John Wesley (Wes) Age 66, of North Vancouver, passed away peacefully July 13, 2013. A brilliant clarinetist, Wes's career began in the Montreal Expo '67 Band, followed by principal clarinet positions in the National Ballet, Hamilton Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony and for 23 seasons, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. A loving husband and father,Wes is remembered for his integrity, warmth, kindness, and quick wit, and dearly missed by his wife Karen, daughter Amalie Young (Rob), son Ross, sister Lenore,brother Andrew and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. John's Vancouver on July 17. Donations in memory of Wes may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

Published in The North Shore News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2013