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John Earl DAVIS
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JOHN EARL DAVIS B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. Peacefully at Regina Gardens, in Hamilton, Ontario, in his 89th year on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, John Davis, beloved husband of Margaret (née Barn) for 58 years, father of Michael John and Alexander Colin. Cherished Grandad of Eric Michael and Connor John. Also survived by his brother, Harry Davis, of Sault Ste. Marie, nieces, Lynda Bachiu (Regina) and Wendy Bergeron (Sault Ste. Marie), and cousins. After graduating from Paris High School and Hamilton Teachers' College, John began his teaching career at age 19 at local Hamilton schools: Brantdale, Queensdale, Queen Victoria, Dalewood, Strathcona, Ryerson, Chedoke, Prince of Wales, and as Principal at Bartonville and Wentworth Street Schools. Obtaining his doctorate in 1971, John joined the staff of Educational Administration at OISE / University of Toronto, and specialized in alternate education and remote schools for many years. John was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, and was organist and choir director at Chedoke Presbyterian Church from 1959 to 2003. The family wishes to extend grateful thanks to the caring staff at Mohawk Trail, Regina Gardens. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made in John's memory to World Vision Canada or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.budgellfuneralhome.ca

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Jun. 1 to Jun. 5, 2019.
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September 9, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Professor John Davis. I took his course on Personal and Professional Values at OISE. He graciously encouraged me to practice self-love - a new concept to me since my Brownie Guide training encouraged me to "Think of others before myself and do a good turn every day". I was surprise to learn of his passing today when I googled his name as well as his mutual interest in church music and resolving ethical dilemmas. He passed on my birthday. I will certainly continue my gentle conversations with him by reading the books he authored.
S, Mayfield Kelly
Student
September 9, 2020
Please accepted my sincere condolences on the passing of the esteemed OISE Professor John Davis. I am grateful to have been one of his students in the doctoral course on Personal and Professional ethics at OISE. I share his interests in church music and resolving dilemmas. He graciously encouraged me to practice self-love - Twas a new concept to me at the time since my Brownie Guide training encouraged me to "Think of others before myself and do a good turn every day". Coincidentally, he transitioned on my birthday.
S, Mayfield Kelly
Student
September 9, 2020
I took a doctoral course in Personal and Professional Values with Professor Davis. He encouraged me to practice self-love. A concept I had heard for the first time in my life. My Brownie Guide Training from the age of 6 years taught me to "Think of others before myself and to do a good turn every day".
S, Mayfield Kelly
Teacher
June 3, 2019
I worked at OISE for 40 years and John was someone I knew and respected for many of those years. I considered John a friend, many great conversations over the years with this wonderful man. I had not remained in touch and am very saddened to learn of John's passing. My condolences to Margaret, Michael, Colin and all of the family. RIP dear John
Dorothy Carr
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