It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Tamblyn on August 7, 2012 while on a canoe trip. He was in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Mary Sue Brennan and dear father of Emma and Zoe. Greatly missed by brother David (Susan), sister Louise, brother James (Kiri), and sister-in-law Marjy Marulanda (Carlos). Predeceased by brother-in-law Tim Brennan (Yoko). Also mourned by nieces and nephews Bob, Diana (David), Jennifer, Keenan, Andrea, Alex, Mariko, Joji, Lisa and grand niece Rosie.
John was an expert photographer, skilled in taking pictures of people, places and things. His ability to put people at their ease and his sensitive touch behind the camera lens enabled him to capture the essence of his subjects. His works, which he called “light paintings”, were exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in London and region. John’s most recent exhibit, Trees and Trains, was held in November 2011 in partnership with his niece, Diana Tamblyn. At the time of his death, he had just completed recording the McMaster University art collection.
John’s generosity of spirit, sense of humour and enthusiasm for life endeared him to a wide circle of friends with whom he enjoyed canoe trips, golf, poker nights, good food and wine, theatre, art and travel. His role in family life seems irreplaceable – he was at the centre of all family events and get-togethers. He will be sorely missed by all.
There will be a private cremation. A memorial celebration of John’s life will be held at Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N., London on Wednesday, August 15, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., with tributes at 3:00 p.m.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Middlesex-Elgin Chapter, 150-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3. Online donations and tributes may be placed through www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca.