BALLANTYNE, John David “Johnny”: Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 79th year. John was the beloved husband and best friend of Gail (nee Brimmell) for 57 years; loving and devoted father of David (June), Ken (Cathy) and Glen. He was loved and will be remembered by grandchildren Adam, Corey, Annie, Kate, Lainey and Veronica; step-grandchildren Shelley (Mike), Nicole and Paul (Krystal); Step great-grandchildren Perrin, Raine and Madison. Dear brother of Margaret and the late Bobby and Billy. Uncle of Karen (Joe), Robin and Casey. Great uncle of Alex, Lauren and Stephanie. Brother-in-law of Gerry Brimmell (Ruth). John was loved by many other friends and neighbours. John’s family would like to express their thanks to the staff on the fifth floor Orthopedic Ward and the Palliative Care Unit at PRHC for their kindness and care. A Memorial Service will be held at COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME- ASHBURNHAM CHAPEL 840 Armour Road, on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 11 am, with visiting one hour prior, from 10-11 am. Reception to follow. If desired, directions to the celebration, condolences to the family, or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Peterborough Humane Society, may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling at 705-740-0444.