John passed away peacefully September 29, 2017 with his family by his side, after a long fiercely fought battle with cancer. John was born October 22, 1937 in Oliver, B.C. into a pioneering orchardist family. He is survived by wife, Karen; daughter, Jennifer Stuart (Doug); son, Michael (Wendy); five much loved grandchildren; sister, Lorna Mays and an extended loving family. John graduated in Geology from U.B.C. in 1965. Based in Vancouver, his profession took him throughout BC, YT, NWT’s as well as explorations in AK, AZ and Mexico. The family would like to thank Dr. G. Sayad, Dr. M. Szeto and Dr. S. Rossi for their care and support.