John "Jock" Shields
It is with great sadness the Shields Family announces the sudden death of John (Jock) Mulvaugh Shields, Canadian Decoration with Bar. He was received to the Lord in his 82nd year on Sunday July 22, 2007, surrounded by his Loving Family. Beloved Husband of the late Ausma (Kalnins) Shields for 54 years. Cherished Father of Donna (Karsten) Schulz, Catherine (David) Rose, Jacqueline Shields and Robert Shields, all of London. Loving Grandfather to Kristyn, Andrew, Anika Schulz and Adam and Meghan Rose. Loving Son of the late Robert and Myrla (Mulvaugh) Shields of Lansdowne. Loving Brother of Dorothy McCullough of Brockville and predeceased by Esther (Albert) Antoni of London and Jean (George) Kanygin of Calgary. Cherished Uncle to Denise and Ron Wexler of London and their children Jason, James and Jonathan. Dear Uncle to Joyce and Hugh Cutler of New Jersey and their children Vanessa and Cavanaugh. Loving Uncle to several Nieces and Nephews of the late Jean Kanygin. Jock, a Family Man, Teacher, Principal, Military Officer, World Ambassador and Master Driving Instructor was born in Lansdowne, ON. Jock served with the Royal Canadian Artillery and Infantry from 1943-1946. Graduating from Albert College and Ottawa Teacher's College, Jock pursued teaching at Elizabethtown Public School in Brockville, ON and later Principal at Fort Nelson, BC. Jock then pursued a Military Career spanning 24 years, retiring with the Rank of Captain. He served in Korea, Egypt, Japan, Germany, Canada and with UN Forces. Jock was Commanding Officer of the Apprentice Program at CFB Borden and later Base Transport Officer at CFB Trenton. Locating to London, Jock founded Jock Shields Driving School in 1977. Jock, a Master Driving Instructor, taught thousands of students. Jock was a special friend of the London District Catholic School Board and was honoured to speak at several Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Jock was active in Federal, Provincial and Municipal Politics to support community needs. Jock enjoyed challenges whether it be to Save CFB London, save Northdale Public School or running for PUC Commissioner. Jock, a Proud Canadian, was awarded many Service Medals, some of which are the UN Nobel Peacekeeping Medal, the 125th Confederation Medal, and the Queen's Jubilee Medal for involvement with Veteran Affairs. Jock showed much compassion, courage, humour, strength and passion in all that he accomplished in His Life. WE ALL LOVED HIM. YOU ARE THE PEARL OF THE UNIVERSE AND FOREVER PRECIOUS! A special thank you to all the Dialysis and Neurosurgical Staff at University Hospital and St. Elizabeth Health Care for their support. Friends may call on Thursday July 26, 2007 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London, ON. A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday September 23, 2007 at 3 pm at First- St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue at Waterloo, London, ON by The Rev. Dr. David McKane. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery, Lansdowne, ON. A Masonic Pin for 60 years will be presented posthumously by Lansdowne Lodge # 387. Memorial Donations can be graciously contributed to: London Health Sciences Foundation - Dialysis Unit, The London Heart and Stroke Foundation, The London Memorial Boys and Girls Club, The Shields Endowment for Altruism c/o - The Monsignor Feeney Foundation, or Albert College.
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