John Joseph GORMLEY

John Gormley, formerly of Agassiz, peacefully passed away in his sleep at his home in Sooke, BC, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born on November 16, 1936, in Ballinamore, in the County of Leitrim, Ireland. One of 13 children.

John-Joe was predeceased by his parents; six brothers and three sisters.

He is lovingly remembered and survived by his devoted wife, Yvonne of 49 years; his six children: Susan (Mark), Bernadette (Frank), Christine (Mike), Stephen (Lori), Michael (Tracey), and Pauline (Bill), as well as 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

John never gave up and through it all he continued to show his courage, strength and his will to live his life to the fullest while maintaining his sense of humour and quick wit till his final days.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 7237 Morrow Road, Agassiz, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society.