Sinclair, John William
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. John leaves to mourn his loving wife Eleanor of 66 years, daughters; Barbara Ryan (James Dyck) of Princeton, Noreen Ford (Mervin) of Humbolt, Saskatchewan,
son Earl Sinclair (Sandi) of Kamloops, five grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren as well as and many nieces, nephews and many friends.
John was born in Belvoir, Saskatchewan February 13, 1915,
to George and Emily Sinclair. John is predeceased by his three brothers; Don, Earl & Frank and by younger sister Jean. John was raised on a small farm in Saskatchewan and went to school until grade nine, when his mother passed away.
John, needing to help his dad raise the family, left school and worked road construction in Saskatchewan.
Over the years he worked as a trapper, farmer, miner, logger, owned his own dairy farm and worked 20 years for the BC Forest Service as an Assistant Forest Ranger.
John married Eleanor Jones in 1946 where they worked on their dairy farm and had their three children.
John and Eleanor came to Princeton in 1960, where he worked with the Forest Service until his retirement. John enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, playing cards, playing pool, woodworking, long walks and most of all, being around his family and grandchildren.
John was an active member in the community, working as a senior counsellor, fundraising for the Seniors’ Hall and helping others in need. John will be sadly missed by his family and his friends.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Princeton Senior Drop In Society, Box 1776, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0 in the name of John Sinclair would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 1, 2013, at the Seniors’ Centre in Princeton, 162 Angela Avenue starting at 1:00 p.m. ~Officiated by Eric Goodfellow~