John MacINTOSH

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MacINTOSH, John Joseph
John of Vancouver, BC died on July 7, 2013 quietly at his home surrounded by his family Lori, Lisa, and faithful Canine buddy Butler. He was 91. A proud Cape Bretoner, John was born on January 13, 1922 in Florence, Nova Scotia. A highly decorated Veteran, he joined the army in 1940, and barely old enough to shave he served as an airborne engineer with the Cape Breton Highlanders during World War II and the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Korean War. In 1964 John married the love of his life Marjorie Cooke and became father to Marjorie's children Danny, Brian and Marilyn Steeves. And in 1966 became the proud father of Lori MacIntosh. John and Marjorie made their home in Oromocto, and later in Burton, New Brunswick. Upon retiring from the army John worked as a civilian carpenter in Camp Gagetown where he was known not only for his fine carpentry skills, but his generosity to friends, his quick wit and his penchant for practical jokes. If you asked John he would say his happiest days were spent working alongside his wife Marjorie in their small ceramics shop from 1980 to 1992 where he sang the days away, happily pouring greenware and chatting with neighbours and customers. He is a long-standing member of the Knights of Columbus, an active member of the Canadian Legion and the Chilliwack Branch of the Korean Veterans, Association. An all-star crib player and captivating storyteller John is known and beloved by many for his ever present smile, and his always cheery disposition, and his ability to make friends with just about anyone. Although he has lived outside of Cape Breton for many years he never lost his charming "twang" nor his affinity for his Cape Breton home. John is survived by his sister Annie Mae MacKinnon. Daughters Lori (Lisa) of Vancouver; Marilyn (John) of Mission; son Brian (Katherine) of Quesnel. John is grandfather (Bubba) to eight grandchildren Andrea, Brandon, Michael, Jonathan, Mandy, Bobby, Terry, and Katherine; and great- grandfather to many both biological and chosen. John was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie and son Danny, his six brothers James, Lauchie, Allan, Hughie, William and Rod; nephew Joseph and niece Sr. Lorraine. A Funeral Service will be held at Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made in John's name to the John J. MacIntosh Memorial Fund https://s.vancouverfoundation.ca/ Macintosh/


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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 9, 2013
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