Friday, April 4, 2014

Obituary announcement for club member Jonathan Christopher WRIGHT LM689

WRIGHT, Jonathan Christopher 
Born and raised in Ottawa, John passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Loved son of the late Lt. Col. Christopher M. Wright and Isobel Margaret (Gale) Wright. Beloved husband of Janina Wright. Proud and loving father of Jennie Wright (Hugh Flemington) of Lansdowne, Ted Wright of Duncan, BC, and Peter Wright of Ottawa. Dear Grandpa of Ariel and Iain Flemington. Jon is survived by his brother of Steven Wright (Solange Decelles) of Ottawa, mother-in-law Olga Kowalski of Toronto and sister-in-law Irene Lowry (David) of Burlington. He will be dearly missed by his nephews, extended family and many friends. Predeceased by his stepmother Avis Bashford Wright and his brother David. 
Jonathan led a life of purpose and integrity, guided by his strong faith. He held a profound reverence and respect for the beauty and complexity of the world around us. His immense kindness was rooted in a genuine compassion and concern for others, as was a strong social conscience and humility. 
A lifelong learner and educator, Jon was very proud of his many students and delighted in hearing of their accomplishments; and, in retirement, became a strong advocate for public education in Ontario. He valued the many friendships he formed through the Men of St. George's and the Guelph Wellington Men's Club. The love and support of everyone who cared for Jon helped carry him through the challenges in his life.
The family would like to thank the many medical doctors, nurses and staff who provided excellent care for Jon at the Guelph General Hospital, The Complex Care Unit of St. Joseph's Health Centre and at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. A special thanks to Dr. Yasmin Pervez and Dr. Deb Marcellus for their compassionate and expert care. A memorial service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph, on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place in Ottawa. As expressions of sympathy, the family asks that donations be made to St. George's Anglican Church-Endowment Fund or a charity of your choice. 
Arrangements entrusted to
GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie
Funeral Home, 
One Delhi Street, Guelph. 
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