The Family of John Arnold Hamilton announce with great sorrow, his passing on August 15, 2015 at the age of 92 after a long and wonderful life. He was born in St. Lambert, Quebec on January 29, 1923.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty, four children Janet Killoran (Canmore, AB), Arnold Hamilton (Barrie, ON), Mark Hamilton (Kingston, NS) and Ruth Hamilton (Golden, BC), nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
John was a Veteran; he first joined the British Royal Navy in 1942 where he served as a radio operator in their air fleet. While serving overseas during WWII, he met his true love, Betty who was serving as a WREN, on the Isle of Mann. In 1946 John and Betty moved to Canada, living coast-to-coast while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. As a teenager he caddied at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, later became an avid golfer and was member of the Golden Golf Club. John’s Ham Radio call sign V27BHX was heard throughout the world for many years through morse code and later he advanced to voice.
The Family would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent care given by the staff at the Golden General Hospital and to the Golden Home Support, who’s care allowed Dad to stay at home as long as possible.
A special thank you to Pastor Richard and Jim Mitchell of the Golden Baptist Church and the many friends for their numerous visits at home and in the hospital.
There will be no service as per John’s wishes. The Family will gather together at a later date to scatter his ashes.
Online condolences may be sent through John’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com