John was born and raised in Formosa, Ontario, with his 9 siblings. He was a hardworking man who always said, “A job worth doing is worth doing well”. He worked for Woolworth, Woolco, and Walmart for 45 years before retiring as director of buying. He is a true gentleman to all who meet him.
John traveled all over the globe with his job, but always managed to find time for his family, friends and golf. He is a loving husband, married almost 60 years to his strong, caring and determined wife Anne.
He is a role model to his 3 children, in whom he instilled strong work ethics and kindness to others. He is a proud grandfather to 4 beautiful grandchildren, whom he would do anything for.
As a family we are so grateful for organizations like Racing to End Alzheimer’s for bringing attention to this debilitating disease. John’s son is a car race enthusiast, and his wife is a strong advocate for Alzheimer’s, speaking out for those who no longer can. When the opportunity presented itself, we jumped at the chance to have his name written all over this adventure!