John A. C. Gloin
John A. C. Gloin, peacefully at University Hospital on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Bicknell) Gloin. Dear father of Brian Gloin and his wife Debra of Strathroy and Dianne Ritz of London. Loving grandfather of Matt (John Paul), Ben (Liz), Kasandra and James. John was lovingly called "Prof" by his friends and family. He had a teaching career that spanned nearly four decades. He started teaching in a one room school in the small community of Dunboyne at the age of 18. He later taught in Maidstone and was principal of an elementary school in Glencoe. He returned to university and acquired his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. In 1948, he came to London where he taught history and was head of the history department at South Collegiate until he retired in 1977. During his teaching career, he acquired his Masters of Education degree from the University of Toronto and was quite involved in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. John was a fifty year member of the Kilwinning Lodge #64, A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Scottish Rite in the 32nd degree. John was also a member of Mocha Temple. Friends may call on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.
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