CANNON, Edward John (October 18, 1924 May 20, 2012) With gratitude we celebrate a life well-lived and of service to others, Edward `John' Cannon. John bravely served his country so others could enjoy freedom, leaving to fight in WWII at age 17. John served with the Princess Patricia Light Infantry as a Signalman in Italy and was part of the liberation of Holland in 1945. After spending several years finding himself, upon returning home, John truly found home" in the love of his life, Celestine "Sally " Johanna Braun. Together the two had Patrick (Donna) and spent their lives together seeing the world and at the center of a large circle of family and friends. In Sally's later life John became her devoted care giver, ever present for her until her passing in 2003. During his working career, John spent many years as a shift engineer at Crofton pulp and paper Mill. John's desire to serve others was renewed in his involvement in local, provincial and federal politics, serving as an Alderman and a loyal member of the New Democrat Party. John spent years involved with Toastmasters International, achieving the level of "Distinguished Toastmaster ". Johns truest love in life was his family and will always be remembered as a generous and wholly invested grandfather to Laurel (Shane) and Graham (Corrine). John left us peacefully surrounded by family. We would like to pay a special thanks to Laura and staff at Cerwydden for their gentle care and to Jill Thomas for her patient and caring company with John in his last years. A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel on Sunday May 27th, 2012 at 11:30 AM with Reception to follow in our Heritage Hall. Condolences may be shared online at www.dignitymemorial.com 657126
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from May 25 to May 26, 2012