John Francis Woods, beloved husband of Carol Vivian Woods, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2008 at the age of 78 years.
John was born on December 10, 1929 in Halifax, NS; graduated from Catholic high school in 1947 and married Carol Vivian Talbot on October 25, 1952 in Gimli, MB.
In 1948, John began his lifelong career in the Canadian Air Force in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, as Aircraft technician. Over the years he was stationed in Camp Borden (1948 to 1949); Gimli, MB (1950 to 1952); MacDonald, MB (1952); Portage la Prairie (1952 to 1959); Marville, France (1959 to 1963); Greenwood, NS (1963 to 1971); and Ottawa (1971 to 1984). He retired in 1984, as a Major.
John was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus and devoted most of his spare time to numerous community charities and church activities especially after he retired.
John is survived by his wife Carol; his six children, Teresa, David, Michael, Michaelle, Elizabeth, and Stephen; and two grandchildren, Sean Vipond and Magee Woods.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of John Woods, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences