JOHN DAVID FEATHERSTONE, PhD 1942 - 2013 Died peacefully at Casey House on January 3, 2013. Son of the late Jack and Olga Featherstone. Predeceased by his nephew Simon David Smith (1999). Survived by his brother Brode James Featherstone, sister Mary Featherstone-Smith (Harold Smith) and nephew Benjamin Brode Smith (Carrie Seguin and Esmee Seguin Smith). John will be immensely missed by his sister Mary (aka Mame). John received his BA from Bishop's University, MA and PhD (Wildlife and Nature Studies) from University of Toronto. John taught for many years with the Peel District School Board at Lancaster and Ridgewood schools. Many thanks to John's friends: Jane Murray, Ned Kdrija and Sally Ayre who helped comfort him during his final days. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Casey House where John received excellent, compassionate care. In lieu of a funeral, John requested a "party". A reception for family and friends will be held at the Pegasus Bar at 489B Church St. (upstairs), Toronto, on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. Donations to Casey House would be appreciated.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 8, 2013