November 15, 1946 – September 26, 2017
He Lived, He Loved and now We Remember …
John’s family, wife Janice Gillis, sister Helen Pool, sons George and David (Tiffany), stepdaughters Erica (Jack) and Carly (Cory), grandchildren Kelan, Makenna, Howell and Cruz, nephew Michael and niece Jessica and their families say goodbye to a very special man in our lives. He was predeceased by his parents Neal and Agnes MacWhinnie.
His passions in life were trains, hot wheels, cars and fishing. Before moving to Kamloops in 1995 from Victoria, John raced cars, was a cub leader, boated, camped and fished with his family and belonged to different car clubs and train clubs.
With an interest in trains beginning at age 4, he created many different HO scale train layouts and G scale (garden) displays. He loved attending model train conventions, photographing trains, going on train excursions and being part of the Kamloops Model Railway Club. He fulfilled a lifelong dream by riding the White Pass Yukon Train this past May as part of an Alaskan Cruise.
John owned and loved his 1968 AMX Muscle car. He entered it in several car shows and was happy being an active member of the Kamloops Vintage Car Club.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations in John’s memory can be made to the Kamloops Heritage Railway Society (2141), #3 – 510 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC.