John was a gentle man. I had the privilege of visiting him at the Perley numerous times. We had a number of conversations about his life in Guelph.
We will miss John
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Thank you for your service Sir. May you forever Rest in Peace and GOD SPEED.
Good memories of Football at Ottawa Tech and many great discussions at City View United Church Men's Club.
Rest in Peace and God Bless
Remembering a special man and uncle that was dearly loved by all of his family. Our memories of him are a blessing. Sending love and condolences to the Leggett family from the Dooley family. xo
Wes and I send most sincere sympathy to all the family in the loss of John, What a great chap he was - always friendly and cheery. Wes, as a post war fighter pilot, and he always had something about to chat or enjoy a good laugh.
Ruth and I were both active members of Miriam Unit so we had an additional connection and enjoyed the fellowship of meeting in the family home often.
Please know that we share with you now and say, “Remember the good times !”
Wes and Boo McEwen