At 91 years of age and with his family by his side, John Cuthbertson climbed his final mountain and departed for adventure elsewhere.
John was born in Scotland, the eldest of four boys. He met Morag at a teacher college dance in Glasgow, and together they started a life of teaching in remote areas of British Columbia.
John taught math at West Van High, coaching the rugby team to provincial champions and sponsoring the outdoor club on many adventures. He travelled extensively, climbing to the base camp of Annapurna (twice), exploring the Peruvian Andes, and making many happy treks in the Alps. He cycled across Australia and around the tip of South Africa. He was a passionate life-long learner. John was an avid runner and cyclist, and continued to work out at the gym until this past year.
Missing John are Morag; his surviving brothers, Robin, and Alex; his four daughters, Jenny (Thom), Karen (Bob), Shae (James), and Annie (Markus); and eight grandchildren, Robin, Ceilidh, Tessa, Delaney, Sofie, Jesse, Kestrel, and Savannah.
Dad, may the wind be always at your back and may the sun shine warm upon your face.
Published in New Westminster Record from Mar. 17 to Apr. 16, 2021.