It is with great sadness that the family of John Randall Lusher announce his passing on January 17, 2020. Born March 20, 1933, John was the son of Lenore (nee Moorcroft) and Walter Lusher of Toronto, Ontario. John passed away peacefully at Sara Vista Long Term Care Facility in Elmvale, Ontario with his feline pal Jake curled up on his chest. He is survived by Heather Lusher ( nee Perrin ), his loving wife of over 40 years, his four children ( by his first wife, Nancy Lord ) and their partners, Tamara Norris (Hugh Cowan), Cynthia Reid (Bruce Reid), Deborah Lusher-Yandt (Dave Lusher-Yandt) and Ross Lusher (Chloe Jaluzot), beloved Pere Bear to his his thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and his pal Jake.
Lieutenant John Lusher served his country with the Royal Canadian Navy until 1965 and received further training in the last RCN class of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, U.K. in 1959. John remained with the Naval reserves for many years and was an active member of the Officers Mess communities at Base Borden and HMCS York. Following his career with the navy, from 1966 until his retirement in 1993, John worked as an airline pilot with Air Canada as well as a supply teacher with the Toronto District School Board. Over many years, John and Heather enjoyed their time together with family at John’s favourite place, their cottage at Go Home Bay.
The family welcomes you to a celebration of John’s life from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on February 1, 2020 at Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Road, Midhurst, Ontario
John’s family sends their thanks and sincere appreciation to the staff of the Sara Vista Long term Care Facility for the compassionate care he received from everyone there over the past year.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in John’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County or The Ontario SPCA.