GOWER, John Douglas Graeme, Capt (Ret’d), RCASC

GowerJohn, age 84, passed away peacefully in the presence of his immediate family on Tuesday, Oct 16th at the Belleville General Hospital. He was born on August 17th, 1934 in Toronto. John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary, daughter Patricia, son Gordon and grandchildren Tara and Sean Williamson, and Leonardo Retacchi-Gower.
John served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1955, retiring in 1979 with the rank of Captain.
John’s next career included boat building, carpentry and construction. John was an active member at the CFB Trenton Yacht Club, serving as Commodore in 1975 – “There wasn’t a building at that club that didn’t have John’s hammer mark on it.” John was the longest serving member of the club and was awarded a lifetime membership for his service. John was a co-founder and was instrumental in starting the Quinte SailAbility program at the club. He was quite proud of the success of this program which recently celebrated it’s 20th year.
There will be a reception at the Trent Port Marina on Tuesday, Oct 23rd from 2-5 PM. The family hope you can join them to say goodbye to John and help celebrate this exceptionally good life
In lieu of flowers, John has requested that donations be made to Quinte SailAbility.
Online guestbook and condolences may be found at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com


News / Events

Let’s Talk Commemoration / Parlons commémoration

Veterans Affairs Canada’s online consultation on the future of remembrance in Canada opens June 18! We want everyone who has served our country to see themselves in our remembrance and… Read More

Free StandUp Webinars

SIGN UP FOR ONE OF OUR FREE BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WEBINARS! Access the signup website

Celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day this Sunday

The past year has been challenging for many, including our women and men in uniform who have been responding to the pandemic. In normal times, the weight of military service… Read More

Journal Praefectus Annonae, Spring Edition

Read the online versions here. Praefectus Annonae – Édition du Printemps Praefectus Annonae – Spring Edition

Peace Operations Training Institute

The Peace Operations Training Institute provides globally accessible and affordable self-paced, online, on-demand courses on peace support, humanitarian relief, and security operations. They are committed to bringing essential, practical knowledge… Read More