John, surrounded by loving family, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2011 at the age of 84 years in Victoria, B.C. He was born August 8, 1926 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
John was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor June Bataller (1993), his mother, Leone Armandine Schlesser (1985); his father Juan Baptiste Bataller (1993), and his sister Dolly McMullen-Roy (2006). John was a loving husband, father and grandpa.
He is survived by his son John (Anna); daughter, Ann; grandchildren: Megan (Justin), John (Kerri), and great-grandson Jack. John is also survived by his sisters, Rosita, Leona (Roger), Theresa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John retired from the Armed Forces in 1975. He was an active member of the Legion plus an avid sports fan. John’s final resting place will be in Chilliwack beside his loving wife.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Cemetery, 10010 Hillcrest, Chilliwack on March 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm followed by a fellowship gathering at the Royal Canadian Legion, 9350 Mary Street, Chilliwack.
Thank you to the staff at The Lodge at Broadmead for their kind and loving care in his last years. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that any donations may be made in the name of John Bataller to the Broadmead Care Foundation, www.broadmeadcare.com.