SALMON, John George

October 29, 1942 – December 3, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John on December 3, 2015. John was born in Port Alberni but lived all his life in Nanaimo.  He began work in the forest industry at age 16, where he remained until his retirement in 2002.  He worked in a number of areas, but favored driving logging truck. He and his co-workers kept in touch at their regular “retirees” luncheons which he looked forward to. He loved to fish, not to eat, but to share with others. John enjoyed his many camping trips around the Island, and he especially enjoyed this past summer at Northwest Bay.

He is survived by his loving wife Lori of 52 years, sons Rob (Cathy) and Murray (Trina) and three grandchildren whom he cherished, Tyson, Kylynn and Colby. He is also survived by his sister Lorna (Tom) Simpson and brother Jim (Lisa), numerous nieces and nephews very dear to him, and many other extended family.

A celebration of life will be held early in the new year, the date to be announced later.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation to a charity of their choice.

The family would like to thank the staff and patrons at the Ricky’s Restaurant in Ladysmith, as well as the paramedics and RCMP for their assistance with our loved one. Thank You!

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