PATON, John Edward "JEP" - Beloved husband of 53 years to Doreen (Norris). Proud father of Sheryle (Mike), Kathy (Pat), Tom (Ofelia) and loving Grandad of Evan, Sean, Abby, Connor, Britany and Max. Dear brother of Pat Scannel (Howard). Predeceased by his father Peter, his mother Charlotte and his brother Bob. He graduated from Leaside High and Ryerson Business. John had a 38 year career at Manulife Financial retiring with position of Vice President Real Estate Development and Operations. He was a volunteer tutor for 16 years for Adult Literacy (ALFA). John enjoyed a lifetime of happy summers at the family cottage, Windermere, on Lake Rosseau and enjoyed extensive travelling. Family and friends will be received at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E., 416-773-0933, on Sunday, February 24th from 12 until 1:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Davenport Perth Community Centre (Adult Literacy), 900 Davenport Rd. M6N 1B7.