Remembering John Alfred McCrodan

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July 30, 2020

Born in Toronto to Byron Alfred McCrodan and Beryl Susannah (Young) McCrodan. Predeceased by his cherished wife of 70 years Joan (Thomas) McCrodan and older brother Peter McCrodan. John was the dearly loved father of Cathy Atkinson (Dan), David (Carole), Christopher (deceased), Peter (Andrea), James (Patty) and Andrew (Judy). Fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren will also miss their Grampa John. His half-brother Tom Gass (Joan) and several nieces and nephews also mourn his loss. 
 
John attended school in Forest Hill Village before serving in the Armoured Corps of the Canadian Army until 1945. In 1949, he graduated from Mining Engineering at the University of Toronto where he was proud to serve as President of the Engineering Society in his last year. Realizing that mining was a danger to his health, John pursued a career in sales in the wire and cable industry. Working for Canada Wire and Cable, he moved his growing family to Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. After returning to Toronto, he joined Alcan Canada from where he retired as Vice President, Utility Markets for Alcan Wire and Cable. John worked hard to provide a supportive and stable home for Joan and their family. He was an inspiration to us all.
 
John’s outgoing and friendly manner gained him many friends at work, on the golf course and in the cottage community at Pointe au Baril. His talent for woodworking and making model boats provided him with many hours of enjoyment over his long retirement in Bracebridge and Belleville. Friends and family treasure the many pieces of furniture he made for them. No funeral will be held at this time. If desired, please make a donation in John’s name to your local hospital foundation.
 

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