JOHN WILLIAM PETER GODARD 1953-2013 Passed away suddenly on March 8, 2013 at the age of 59. He will be deeply missed by his loving lifelong partner and soul mate Zillah Witney. Beloved father of Tanya and Shawn; and proud grandpa of Chase, Chance and Jade. John was a retired Sergeant in the Canadian Armed Forces; his specialized military career was with Canadian Airborne Special Forces, the U.S. Navy Seals, U.N. Special Forces and Peace Keeper. He served in Vietnam, Europe and the Middle East. He was an avid gardener, photographer, animal lover; he loved to sing and was a First Tenor with the York Regional Police Male Chorus. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of John's life and his commitment to our country will be held at the Aurora Legion, 105 Industrial Parkway North on Sunday, June 2nd with visitation at 1 p.m. and service at 2 p.m. Special thanks to the members of the Aurora Legion and friends who have helped during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Poppy Fund and the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 25, 2013