MacPherson, John Douglas

MacPherson, John Douglas – Age 65, Jeddore. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved John on November 12, 2015. He had a gigantic heart and throughout his life touched many people with his generosity and kindness. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Florence (Terris) and the late Douglas MacPherson. John married his high school sweetheart, Cherry. Married for 44 years, they built a beautiful life filled with love and devotion that was apparent to all who knew them. Although he had many accomplishments in his life, his pride and joy was his family.

A well-respected educator, John mentored many teachers and students throughout his career while serving as a school administrator across the Eastern Shore. Community involvement over the years included coaching ringette, and participating in the choir and board of directors of First United Church. Following his early retirement from teaching, he became a skilled craftsman in woodworking, enjoyed spending summers at the cottage in Linden, playing guitar and tending to his garden.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cherry (Corkum); daughters, Jan (Shawn) Oakey, Laurie (Todd) Snooks, and Amy (Chad) Brooks; son, Kevin (Michelle); grandchildren, Nathan, Claire and Caelyn Oakey, Isla Snooks, Naiomi Brooks, Ada and Iris MacPherson; sisters, Janice (Don) Carter and Barb (John) Prentice; brother, Michael (Kim) MacPherson; several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, and John’s Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, both in First United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour, Rev. Joan Griffin officiating. A reception will follow downstairs in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Mental Health Association or a charity of choice.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Twin Oaks for their care and compassion.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.