I first met John when i got hired at Eurocopter. He liked to wave me into the shop to chit chat about various things. He mostly loved to talk about how excited he was that Fort Erie was building a motor speedway and about different TV shows. We became fast friends which i felt honoured because i know he was very selective with that.
Our friendship carried on even after he retired and we chatted regularily. Mostly about tv shows but He was so dedicated to the work he did for most of his life and at Eurocopter, that he would always ask me for updates on how things were and about some of the folks he knew while he worked there. I will miss our chats and him very much.