McCARTNEY, JOHN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 28, 2016, John Lockhart McCartney, age 92 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband for 65 years of the late Helen “Bunnie” (Seeley) McCartney (2011). He will be sadly missed by his daughter Patricia Alice Kohn (Erling) of Sarnia and son David John (Beth Parisotto) of Vancouver. He is survived by grandchildren Julieanne Welsh (Gregory), David Erling Kohn, Matthew Christian Kohn, Nathan David McCartney, Benjamin Samuel McCartney, Sara Parisotto Simeone and Stephanie Perisotto, great-grandchildren Bradley Gregory Welsh and Emily Claire Welsh. He was also predeceased by his daughter Margaret Jane (1979), parents David (1967) and Gemima Grainger (1965) and his brother David Grainger McCartney (2004). Dad was a proud New Brunswicker and was born in St. John on October 22nd, 1923. He was an ardent community supporter and was involved in many community activities. The ones he was most proud of were; He was a former Chair of the Board of the Lambton Health Unit. Dad was a Provincial Appointee to the District Health Council and a Provincial Appointee to the St. Clair Parkway where he served on this Board for 10 years, the last 5 as Vice-Chairman. He retired from Ethyl Canada in 1983. His WWII service from 1941 was in the Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS Huron). He was mentioned in dispatches. He was a founding member of the committee to preserve his sister ship, the HMCS Haida which is now a living museum in Hamilton, ON. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of Dad’ life held at a future date. Memorial gifts made to Canadian Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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