Dear Monica and Family.
John stood very tall on those mountains he traversed. I had the honour to stand with him for only a short time in 1977 and 1978. John shared his knowledge so freely and was always so kind to all who worked for him, and to those that droped in for a visit during the Noranda years up in Smithers, BC.
I will always remember him rushing off to talk to the students from UBC...at one of the Cordilleran Roundups...their job applications in hand...John always took the time to talk and listen to the new students and the oldtimers from the University and bush....John had attained a level of openess and kindness that very few professionals will ever reach in their entire careers and that "Goodness" of his most kind and loving soul will carry him to a most wonderfull place.
So, John... to you my trusted friend...to the building of the fire and the coming back from the clag...we did make it down that mountain so long ago...Doug was there grinning away...He had picked the only place to land that late evening in 78... he had flown the 40 mile detour to beat the snow, ice, dark and the cold...and we made it home.