The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

John Victor, CAVILL


1940-2021. John passed away with his family by his side on July 17th. Born in England to Catherine and Victor Cavill, John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Cherry Patricia; son, Adam (Christine), Edinburgh, Scotland; daughters, Paige, Spencervil­le, Ottawa; and Kendra, Cow Bay; brother, Alan (Sandy), Shelburne, Ont.; sister, Barbara (David), Wokingham, England; sister-in-law, Marcia, Brampton, Ont.; his grandchild­ren, Madison, Katriana, and Rose; and many nieces and nephews. John began his airline career at Trans World Airlines in London before moving to Toronto in 1960, where he enjoyed a 33-year career with TCA/AIR Canada. After a brief sojourn with travel related industries and the IWK Hospital, John began another role that continued for 20 years to the present with Barbados Tourism, a destinatio­n of which he could never get enough of in all his world travels. John had a genuine interest in every person he met, learning as much as he could about them; he was genuinely fascinated by their lives. He was never afraid to just go up to someone and start talking, something that many people have discovered to their amusement. His keen wit, warmth and sense of humour were ever present. The many stories he told and retold to friends locally and internatio­nally, in Ontario and later, his treasured home by the sea in Cow Bay, have now become ridiculous legends. More than stories and travel he deeply valued his family and enjoyed his many friends and colleagues. His positive nature, optimism, and willingnes­s to help others, were a true part of his being. This will stay with us for the future as we continue our own adventures of family and friendship. For this bright unwavering feeling, we are all profoundly grateful. In keeping with his desire to further his love of mankind and nature, contributi­ons may be made to Dalhousie Human Donation Program 902-494-6850 or Hope for Wildlife 902-407- 9453. There will be a celebratio­n of John’s life. Details to be confirmed. You can share your memories of John at:

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