February 1932 – January 2016
John Rupert Atterbury, (83), passed away on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in Victoria, B.C. He was born on February 29, 1932 in Derby, England. John married Pauline McKinnon in
1957 and they had five children together. Pauline passed away in 1995. John was remarried to Rhona Page in 1998.
A long-time resident of Sooke, B.C. John was an employee of Goodridge, Sooke and Lamford Forest Products and Can West Mall. An active person in his community, he was a member of the I.W.A., Sooke Lions Club, and also played, coached, and refereed soccer. He was a kind hearted loving person with a wonderful sense of humour who was much loved by family and friends. John will be greatly missed by his wife Rhona; his brother Michael (Judy); daughters Tracy (Andy), Kelly (Brendan), Kerrie (Ken), Liana and step-daughter Jessica; son John (Moira) and step-son Adam; grandchildren Ashley, Joseph, Kassie (Jacob) and Alex and great-grandson Tobias. He will also be dearly missed by his relatives and many friends including Bill, Oscar and Diana (Sis).
A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Chapel (4725 Falaise Drive) on January 16, 2016 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cops for Cancer – Canadian Cancer Society in memory of John.