BALMER, John Alexander - Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the age of 83, at the Westmount LTC Residence, surrounded by his family. Survived by his children John (Dianne) and Karen and grandchildren Ashley and Nicole. Friends and family will be received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St. N., (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Monday, January 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11 a.m., at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. N., (Markham Rd.), Markham. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society.