John Langtry, 68 years of age of Georgetown, Ontario, passed away on Friday March 22, 2019 at Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, Ontario after courageously battling cancer for a number of months.
A funeral service will be held at the church of St Alban the Martyr, Glen Williams located in Glen Williams, Ontario on Friday, March 29 at 2 PM with Reverend Aaron Orear officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery located at 100 King Street in Georgetown, followed by a reception in the Hall at St Alban's church. Visitation will be at Jones Funeral Home located at 11582 Trafalgar Rd in Georgetown on Thursday March 28th, 7:00-9:00pm. Jones Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
John was born in Quebec on June 16, 1950, the only child of John and Barbara Langtry - both predeceased. He was raised in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal where the family attended St. Barnabas Anglican Church. John graduated from high school in Saint-Lambert with outstanding marks in math and sciences.
John and his parents moved to Georgetown in 1968. They became strong supporters of St Alban the Martyr church which John attended until his death. Their support included significant contributions to funding the installation and maintenance of a formal pipe organ. John was an active participant in St Alban's Food for Life program - showing up each week to help with packing and delivering food to those in need. In 2017, John was recipient of the ON (Order of Niagara) award for St Alban the Martyr from the Niagara Diocese.
John went to the University of Waterloo earning a degree in Mathematics in 1974. Following graduation, John had a proud and successful career working for Northern Electric, then transferring to Bell Canada from which he retired as Manager, Corporate Engineering in 2006.
John was a proud and long-time member of the Masons. He was also an active lifetime Amateur Radio operator with his radio license (VE3NEC) proudly displayed on his car's license plate. In retirement, John devoted a portion of his time with volunteer organizations to mentor adults in the subject of mathematics.
Memorial donations may be made to Georgetown Hospital Foundation or to St Alban the Martyr, Glen Williams. John's close friends wish to extend thanks to the staff at Georgetown Hospital for the care and support given to John during the last few months of his life.