John Harris Maxwell

MAXWELL, John Harris

January 19, 1924— April 9, 2007

Beloved husband, loving father and grandfather.

Born in Chase, B.C. Only son of Durrell and Eliza Maxwell.

In 1931, the family moved to Chemainus. Immediately after graduation from Ladysmith High School, John joined the R.C.A.F. and served overseas with Bomber Command (Pathfinder Force), was twice mentioned in dispatches and was awarded the “Distinguished Flying Cross.” He got safely home to Chemainus in 1945. In 1949, he married Lillian Brock of Wyevale, Ontario who was nursing in the Chemainus Hospital at that time. In 1955, John rejoined the R.C.A.F. where he served as an air traffic controller (and later as an instructor) at air bases from Beaverbank, N.S. to Tofino, B.C. and Great Falls, Montana. John also spent a year in the Arctic on the “Dewline.” After retirement from the Air Force, John worked for 12 years with W.C.B. in accident prevention.

John was predeceased by both parents and his two sisters, Florence Miller and Jeanette

Hart. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Lillian; sons Grant, Ian (Jennifer), Bruce;

daughter Mary; grandchildren Hannah (Ernie), Tyler (Charmaine), Corey, James and

Anecca; and great grandson Harley. Also survived by brother-in-law Elmore Hart in

Chemainus and numerous other family in B.C. and Ontario.

No service by request. No flowers please. Those so wishing may donate to the Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetic Association in John’s memory.

Arrangements confidently


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