SMALL, C. John Peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Dear husband of Jean. Loving father of Christine, Margaret, Kathleen and Patricia. Dear brother to Charlotte Dafoe. Predeceased by brother Will Small and sister Dorothy Cooper. Sadly missed by sons-in-law Chris Greenshields, Mark Terrill and Lloyd Hodder, grandchildren Anna, John and Janice Greenshields and David Terrill, his many nephews, nieces and cousins. Career foreign service officer with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce and the Department of External Affairs. Former Permanent Representative of Canada to the OECD, High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ambassador to China, Ambassador to Viet Nam, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei. Served Canada also as Trade Commissioner in the Netherlands and Hong Kong and following retirement, as Administrator for the Canadian Code of Corporate Conduct in South Africa. Born in Chengtu, China in 1919 to builder missionary Walter Small and nurse Lottie Small. BSc from the Ontario Agricultural College, B.A. from University College, University of Toronto and honorary LLD from University of Guelph. During World War II, served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 4 years on loan to the Royal Navy in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Normandy landing and in Australia. Long-time elder at St. David and St. Martin Presbyterian Church, Ottawa and member of the Board of the Presbyterian World Service. Lifelong sports enthusiast and ambassador on the tennis courts as well as off. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyere Centre from family and friends. Memorial service at St. David and St. Martin Presbyterian Church, 444 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Wednesday, May 31 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donation to your favourite charity.
Published in Ottawa Citizen from May 26 to May 28, 2006.