John Henry SPRING


John Henry, born in Nailsworth, England on June 6 1934, John passed away at his home in Port Alberni on August 16, 2008. He served in the Royal Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Ark Royal before beginning his long career as a police officer. He was a member of the London Metro Police in England, the Commonwealth Police in Australia, and the Vancouver Police Department before ending his work with the Matsqui Police Department in Abbotsford in 1992. Shortly after retiring, John’s wife Delores, the love of his life, passed away. His stepdaughter Diane McIlveen as well as two brothers in England, Gordon and Michael survive him. John enjoyed fishing and diving as well as other outdoor activities and many friends and colleagues will miss him. A special Thank you to the health care workers of Port Alberni for their care and support. A celebration of John’s life will be announced at a later time.

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