John Thomas Wright

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John Thomas Wright January 30 1924 -December 11 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Wright, a great husband, father and grandfather.He is survived by his wife of 66 years Margaret, their 4 children Audrey,Tom (Susan),Norman and Pamela ( Matt) 6 grandsons Brett, Cameron,Andrew, Cory, David and D'Arcy and brothers Bob ( Irene), Dick and Peter (Joan) also many nieces and nephews.He was born in Yorkshire England and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1929.He served in WWII and was among those who landed on Juno beach on D Day.John moved his family to Burnaby in 1972 and worked for Eaton's until his retirement.A long time member of Legion 148, he was also an avid gardener and skilled artist.He especially enjoyed being a grandfather and took countless photos of his grandsons.His kind and gentle soul will be sorely missed.Special thanks to the staff at George Derby Centre who cared for Dad the last 4 years of his life. A memorial will be held Tuesday December 18 from 2-4PM in the fireside room at Burquitlam Funeral Home 625 North Road Coquitlam.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 15, 2012
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