July 21, 1930 – April 3, 2015
John Carroll passed away peacefully on April 3, 2015, with his family by his side. John is predeceased by his son Iain and his brothers James, Robert, William, Charlie and sister Jane.
John leaves his wife Pat, daughter Lynda Carroll-Roberts and grandson Ryan John Roberts (Moa) as well as many nieces and nephews, especially nephew Roy Carroll and special niece Doreen Giuliano.
John was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where he told stories of switchblade fights with gangsters, swimming in the Monkton Canal with dead animals as well as packing 100 weight bags of cement up the banks of Lochlomond to build the Lock Sloy Hydro Dam, all before growing a successful taxi business and then leaving it all to immigrate to Canada in 1966 with Pat and the children.
After discovering beautiful Vancouver Island, the family moved to Campbell River in the early 1970’s. John will be forever loved and remembered for his humour, resiliency, optimism, stories and “bull like” tenacity. He loved fishing, be it from the dock or on their family boat. In 1990, John retired from his job as a crane operator. During retirement, he continued to enjoy fishing, hunting gardening and “The Island Life.”
A very heartfelt and special thank you to all the wonderful and compassionate staff in 3 North Campbell River Hospital.
Join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:30pm in The Royal Coachman Carriage Room.