Edward Hammond Trevelyan John

Long time Salmo resident, Edward John, passed away peacefully on June 25. He lived in Salmo for more than 90 years and during that time, was very active in the community. He used his training as an electrician when serving in World War II in the Canadian Navy. Throughout the War, he operated the gyro compass on a corvette vessel which guided Canadian troop ships across the Atlantic. After the war, Ed and his wife, Margaret, established the Salmo Clothing Store which served the village and surrounding mining settlements for 21 years. He then diversified. He and his crew demolished the old Trail Hospital, and later, the Salmo skating rink. He logged in the area for several years and assisted in building the Community Memorial Church and the Salmo Baptist Church. Later, he returned to his profession as an electrician, working at the mines, and the Celgar Sawmill. He also became the electrician for Salmo residents. He was a charter member of the Salmo Legion and for many years, a member of the Salmo Knights of Pythias. Ed and Margaret loved to travel. They toured Europe, England, Australia, Cuba, Chile, Mexico and much of Canada and the United States. Ed was predeceased in October by his wife, Margaret. He is survived by 3 children, Tom (Robin) John from Toronto, Merilyn (Robin) Hicks from North Vancouver, and Jennifer (John) Mobbs from Salmo and his brother Peter John. He will be fondly remembered by his 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Salmo Community Memorial Church across from Shopeasy.

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