Obituary: John Macdonald Pickering

John Macdonald Pickering, February 12th, 1948 - June 5th, 2021.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John. He is survived by his loving wife Jenny, son Wesley, daughter Emma (Clayton), two beautiful granddaughters Layla and Lilia, sister Susan, niece Robyn and nephew John.

He was a humble, kind, loving husband, dad, grandad and friend who loved music, his cars, cooking great food, having a good chat, reading about history and so much more. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

We would like to send a special thanks to Jill & Ted, Wendy & Joe and Rob & Sally for being the greatest neighbors ever. And to Doctor Kesh Smith and Jan Hartwig, no words can express the gratitude we have for the compassion that you showed to John these last few months.

There will be no service and in lieu of flowers please donate to the BC Cancer Agency.

June 8, 2021 2:12 PM

  • kathykendall11 says:

    You'll be truly missed. Always in a great mood, always a funny guy. Some of my best moments was playing fastball with you and closing down the Fulford dugout after a game. You are one of the best.
    Mike D.

  • anne says:

    Condolences to all who will miss him. Jenny, you always spoke of what an amazing man he was.

  • Betty Tomsett says:

    What wonderful memories I have of John AKA "Pickles" from our canoe tripping days at Camp Wapomeo. Pick was my guide in 1967 on our 14 day canoe trip up in the Temiscaming area. The following year he was my guide for only one week on my Quetico trip. It was a 28 day trip, but after 7 days out a sea plane landed from nowhere on Lonely Lake to tell Pick his father had died. We all watched poor Pick get on the plane . He stood on the pontoon and looked back at us all and tossed our other guide Jim Smellie his pack of cigarettes and then he was gone. We watched the plane leave and started to paddle in silence on Lonely Lake. Pick was a gentle and kind soul with a wonderful sense of humour who loved to fish from the stern of a canoe in the wilderness of northern Ontario. I was so lucky to be one of his campers on those two trips. He made it a life time memory for me. I hope he is still fishing somewhere.
    Betty (Boo) Tomsett

  • Fraser says:

    Sorry for lost . He was a great guy !
    The Fraser family

  • Banana Joe says:

    John was such a nice man and a great neighbour and he will be missed by all that knew him, May he rest in peace. Joe & Wendy