John J. (Woody) Woodstock
Died Saturday, November 7th at Nanaimo
Hospital, Barbara, his wife of 34 years at his side.
Born November 25th 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland, he grew up in Toronto.
Predeceased by his first wife, Mary and son Michael. Survived by his sister, Betty Holder, son Patrick (Mary), three stepchildren, Juanita (Heidi), Peter (Lisa) and Paul (Karan) Hanney, all of Barrie, Ontario.
Woody joined the R.C.A.F. in 1942, was posted to operations in England in 1943 and served as a Wireless Operator with 343 Squadron during WW11, completing 33 missions over enemy territory in Halifax and Lancaster bombers and commissioned as Flying Officer in 1944.
Upon his return to Canada, he attended Guelph Veterinary College, graduated in 1952 establishing a veterinary hospital in Barrie. He married Barbara Hanney in 1981, retiring to Parksville in 1983. He was an avid fly fisherman, gardener and enjoyed Country Western dancing and camping.
He was a Life Member of Kerr Masonic Lodge in Barrie, an active Shriner, Past President of the Barrie Rotary Club and a Rotarian in Parksville. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
A Celebration of Life will be held at
St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, Parksville
Friday, November 20th at 1:00pm,
followed by a reception in the church hall.
A memorial will be held in Barrie next Spring.
Donations in Woody’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3350 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC V5G 3K9 – OR – The Foundation for Fighting Blindness, 890 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 3P4