Dec 18, 1913 to May 12th, 2012
Long time resident of Ladysmith, died peacefully at the Lodge on 4th at the age of 98 years. John was predeceased by his first wife, Daisy, and all of his 6 siblings. He is survived by loving wife Joan, (Syme); his sons David (Susan) Cochrane and Douglas (Vickeri) Cochrane, grandchildren Jed and Adam Cochrane, Samantha and Tamis Cochrane, and Joan’s family of Bill Syme (Carol), Linda Moore (Pat), and Laurie Virtanen (Harry) and grandchildren Eric and Lizzie Virtanen, Jim, Mary and Bill Moore.
John lived in Ladysmith from 1936 where he was a well known and respected businessman and owner of Cochrane’s Meat Market and later SuperValu. He worshipped at Calvary Baptist Church and served as former alderman of Ladysmith, member of the Ladysmith Hospital Board and many other civic groups.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr. Hatchwell and especially the absolutely excellent and compassionate care provided by the staff at the Lodge on Fourth for over four years. John and Joan were thankful that he was able to receive this wonderful care in his home community.
Memorial service to be held at Calvary Baptist Church on River Road, Chemainus, at 2 pm, Friday, May 18th. No flowers by request, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation.