John R Gardner
Peacefully after a brief
illness at Sunnybrook Hospital on June 26,
Honoured and respected contributor to Canadian
Youth Hockey for over 50 years.
John was elected to the Greater Toronto Hockey
League Board of Directors (GTHL and formerly the MTHL) in 1975 and
served as president from 1980-2015. He participated on
countless local, national and international hockey boards, committees
and volunteer groups and coached many teams throughout the
Predeceased by his father Loris (Windsor, ON) and
mother Frances (Hopewell Hill, N.B.) and will be sadly missed by his
extended family from his beloved New Brunswick, by his G.T.H.L. family
and by so many in the hockey community.
John’s legacy is truly an extensive
one, however, placing the best interest of our youth above all is his
most important one.
A visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford
Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West (2 lights west of Yonge St.), on
Thursday, July 4th
from 2-4 (remembrances at 3 p.m.) and 6-8. (remembrances at 7 p.m.)
Subway is Eglinton station and parking will be available at the North
Toronto Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd.) and the North Toronto Community
Centre (200 Eglinton Ave W) Private service and interment, Hopewell
Hill, New Brunswick.
It would have been greatly appreciated by John
that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the G.T.H.L. Legacy Fund
(torontofoundation.ca/gthl-legacy-fund) to assist youth to
play the game he adored or to the Sunnybrook Foundation att:
Palliative Care (sunnybrook.ca/foundation) whose staff provided John
such wonderful care these past few weeks.
arrangements are in care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 route
114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de John R Gardner 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Hopewell Cape, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick