Bishop, John Bernard

JohnBishop200It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Bernard Bishop at the Meaford Hospital on August 19th, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was in his 79th year.

Beloved Husband to MaryAnne (Nee Cardinal) of 48 years. Survived by his children who loved him dearly. Ray (Wendy) of Prescott, Tammy (Chris) of Alliston, Stacey (Tom) of London. Loving Grandfather to Alannah, Shaylin, Jesse, P.J., Dawn, Tamara and Erin and eight Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents John and Loretta. His siblings, George, Agatha, Marguerite, Bertha, Phyllis and Pauline. His daughters Victoria, Patricia and Margaret and his Grandson Derek.

John will be remembered as being the oldest Coast Guard Official ever in service. He is known as "Father Time." He retired from the C.C.G.G. Cape Lambton at the age of 73 after 47 years of service on the Great Lakes. He loved Hunting Fishing and spending time with Family & Friends.

John was always there to offer a helping hand when one was needed. He will be greatly missed by many.

The family would like to thank the ICU of GBHS Owen Sound and the staff at GBHS Meaford for their kind support.

Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home Meaford where the funeral will be held on Friday August 25th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Visiting held Thursday August 24th, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8p.m.

We ask that you dress the way you would if visiting John any other day, that is how he would want it.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Meaford Hospital.

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