SHINER John Edgar. Born on July 21st 1920 in Victoria, Hong Kong passed away peacefully on February 27th 2004 at the Lodge @ Broadmead, Victoria, BC with his daughter Louise and wife of 58 years, Murdine by his side. His early years were spent growing up at the family home of Dingley Dell on the Gorge with his two brothers Ted and Dick, mother Myra (Blossom) Fawcett, and beloved Uncle Victor Cecil Fawcett. Pre-war years were spent in Vancouver then joining the Canadian Armed ForcesDental Corps. in 1940. He was awarded the Defence Metal, Canadian Volunteer Service Metal and Clasp, War Metal 1939-45, Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp. Stationed in Yellowknife, Ottawa, and CFB Cornwallis, NS he always found time to garden and travel. After leaving the force and moving back to the island he continued his career in dentistry and applied his instructional and leadership qualities in clinic management and in private practices as one of the first male Dental Hygienist in BC. Later in retirement between frequent travel and cruises to many far away places with his wife he enjoyed working at the plant centre in Duncan, where his love of gardening and teaching came together to benefit all he contacted. He also served energetically on the Cobble Hill Water Board. He is survived by his brother Edward (Ted), wife Murdine, daughter Louise, son Donald and grand children Jen & Chris. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the wonderful care John received from Dr. P. Kelly and everyone at the Lodge @ Broadmead who supported him through out his final years. John was a resourceful, hard working, inventive and helpful person who will be missed by all who knew him. His wishes there will be no formal ceremony but family and friends will be gathering on Friday April 2nd at the Lodge @ Broadmead at 1:30 p.m. at the residents Memorial Service to honour him. Final internment will be in the Fawcett family plot at the Ross Bay Cemetery and a memorial park bench is to be installed by the "big rock" at the waterside park at Arm St next to the family property on the Gorge. A place of many good memories.

Published in The Times Colonist on Mar. 19, 2004
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