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"YOC" 2003 Obituary


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YOCOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-24 published
YOCOM, John H. (Jack) Hons. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., M.B.A.
At North York on February 22, 2003 after a lengthy career in education, journalism, corporate communications and community service. Survived by his beloved wife Catherine CHARLTON, (pre-deceased by his loving wife Helen DOLAN 1989.) Survived by his sister Helen RIGG, Dunnville; also by sons John J. (Suzy) of Mississauga, Paul A. of Calgary, Mary Anne MAHONEY (Dr. James) of Toronto, and nine grandchildren: Jay, Robert and Christopher YOCOM, Michael, Mark, Mary Helen and Matthew MAHONEY, and Wesley and Natalie YOCOM of Calgary. Born in Dunnville, Ontario, 1911; educated at Toronto, Ottawa and York Universities; after U.C. graduation taught high school in Ottawa for a short time before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Flt. Lt. for World War 2 overseas service. Upon return joined Saturday Night Magazine, becoming managing editor; left Saturday Night Magazine to work for British American Oil Company (later Gulf Oil Canada). Upon retirement worked for a short while at Vickers and Benson Advertising. Involved in professional and community service; President, Toronto Canadian Club, Chairman, Institute of Canadian American Studies, President, Life Member and Fellow of Canadian Public Relations Society, President and Life Member Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. Board Member: Canadian Paraplegic Association, Toronto Symphony National Youth Orchestra and other institutions. Member: Royal Canadian Military Institute, and Royal Canadian Legion, Ft. York Br. Consultant to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Recipient of: the Queen's Silver Coronation Medal; University of Toronto 70 year medal; York University's Schulich School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. Business awards include; four Silver Anvils by Public Relations Society of America for premier corporate communications. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 00 o'clock. Officiating clergy: the Rev. Dr. Malcolm SINCLAIR, Metropolitan United Church and Father Paul CUSACK, St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church.

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