John Barrington Harkness was born in Montreal on June 13, 1947 and died in Chilliwack on December 31, 2005.
An elementary school principal for 24 years in School District 59 (Dawson Creek), John was a well respected and loved member of that community. In 2002 John retired with his wife, Joan to Chilliwack where he continued to pursue his love of golf and travel. One of his life’s dreams was realized last February when he and Joan traveled to Africa.
John will be remembered and sorely missed by family, friends, teachers and students.
John is survived by his wife Joan, children Jennifer (Begin) and Scott, sister Trish (Emery), her husband Dale and their children, John, Scott and Krista.
A memorial service will be held a Henderson’s Funeral home in Chilliwack B.C. on Friday, January 6, at 3:30 pm with Rev. Dale Yardy officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Big Brother Big Sisters of Canada 3228 South Service Road Suite 113E, Burlington Ontario L7N 3H8, OR South Pease Child Development Society 9001 10th Street Dawson Creek B.C. V1G 4T1.