John Charles. August 8, 1950 – June 30, 2004. Loving husband, father and papa. John passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side until the end. Survived by his loving wife Darlene of 31 years, his sons: Chris (Trina), Danny (Angie), Mike (Natalie), Mark (Jolie) and (papa’s biggest boy) grandson Bailey. Also survived by his mother-in-law Patricia Bell, sisters-in-law; Marilyn, Judy, Vera, Janet and their families, brother-in-law Allan and grandpa Lenny. Predeceased by his father George and brother Allan Harlow. John had many friends in life, first came his family, spending countless hours in hockey rinks, baseball fields, basketball courts and rugby pitches, where ever they may be, side by side with Darlene. He always supported and urged his sons to do their best, he was always proud of them. John never hesitated to get involved, coaching and reffing many sports, he was always there giving his time and effort. Second was his love of being on the water as a captain of his tugboat the “Sealane II”, working hand in hand with his boys, teaching them everything he knew and had learned from his father George Harlow.
Thank you to all the people who helped and supported our family through all we have been through. Special thanks to Dr. John Laing for not only being John’s family doctor, but a good family friend. Another Special thanks to all the staff at the Hillside Medical Clinic and the Ladysmith Hospital. “You’re all Great”.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Vancouver children’s Hospital in John’s memory. Please join us on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the
residence – 476 Davis Rd, Ladysmith, BC. “Love you forever,
Like you for always,
As long as I’m living
My papa you’ll be.”
Arrangements confidently assigned to Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services.