John Fisher

Born: Wed., Oct. 31, 1928
Died: Sun., Jun. 30, 2019


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 16, 2019
Location: Valley Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 17, 2019
Location: St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Deep River

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John Fisher

John died at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on June 30, 2019, in his 91st year. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mavis Rushall (1933-2014).  Father of Angela (Stephen), Nigel (Cathy), Graham (Sylvie), Jane, and a predeceased daughter, Susan.  He will be missed by his ten grandchildren Craig, Jeffrey, Tatiyana, Nadia, Larissa, Kyle, Leah, Katelin, Jake and Brendan and his three great-grandsons, Ayden, Austin, and Jack.
John was born and educated in England. He graduated with a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering in 1954 from the Northampton College of Technology.  He and Mavis were married in 1954 and immigrated to Canada in 1957 to join Ontario Hydro in Toronto.  They moved to Deep River in 1958 where he spent the majority of his career at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s Chalk River Laboratories, retiring in 1985 after 27 years of dedicated service.  
John and Mavis were advanced level dancers at square and round dancing and together they enjoyed many evenings on the dance floor.  After residing in Deep River from 1958 until after Mavis passed, John embarked on a new chapter and moved to Port Hope to be near his youngest daughter.  These past four years, John was fortunate to find a second love in his life and will be missed by Elvira Gentile and her family.
John relished the sun.  His summers were spent boating and exploring our Ottawa River beaches, while he delighted in spending the winters in Florida, enjoying the warmth and sandy shores.  
John will be cremated as per his wishes. Friends may call at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Tuesday, July 16 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Deep River followed by interment in the Deep River Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hospital Foundations of Deep River or Northumberland Hills would be welcome.

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Lee Taylor
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
I read the notice of your Dad's passing. I am saddened by this. I have nothing but fond memories of him rescuing us in trees and various other things.
I have contacted Ann and she will be in touch.

I am sorry for your loss.

Hugs Lee

Jane Hegney
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Hi Jane,
Lee told Ann who told me of your Dad’s passing. The DR telegraph still works.
It sounds like the circumstances of the last few months were very difficult for you both. I hope those memories pass and you remember the good stuff.
I smile when I think about how he could talk to anyone, about anything, anytime. Skilled in the conversational arts, was John!
A unique man, who will be missed.
Love to you and the rest of the family.

Gordon Bell
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Jane and family,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Gordon, Carolyn, Katie and Jonathan

geoffrey vale
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Sorry to read/hear of John's passing.My sympathy's and codolences to all of the Fisher's extended family.

Mike Smith
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019

My sympathies on the loss of your Dad. It was always a pleasure to bump into him on a visit home and chat about life on La Salle.

Sandy & Ian Towner
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Sincere condolences at the loss of your father and grandfather. Such a friendly, outgoing fellow. We knew Mavis and John well and he was always good for a cheery chat whenever you bumped into him, be it at the post office, library or anywhere else.

Len Watkins
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Sincere condolences to all of John s family and friends. John and I worked together in late 50,s and early 60.s.He was an excellent designer/draftsmen. More importantly he was a good person and will be missed by all who knew him.

Dr. Les Spear Ph.D.
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
Today August 8 2019, while drinking my coffee in Las Vegas, Nevada, John Fisher's name popped into my head. I met John and Birney Turton at AECL Chalk River Nuclear Lab's. John and I worked together on various projects and his excellent professionalism and caring personality was always outstanding. His boss was Bernie Turton who at that time had a bad back and very painful shoulders, At various times John would massage Bernie's shoulders and always consoled him about the office and Birney's responsibility to the department. Johns face never left my memory as well as other Engineers that I worked with during the late sixties to leaving Deep River in 1982. When I looked for the obituary and his face and hair triggered all that I remember of him. John's demeanor and gentleness and above all a professional mannerism, that seemed typical of English Bred Gentlemen. The Era knowing John will never be forgotten and also to mention others in the office that gave to an inspiring time with AECL.

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