John Irvine Colliar

April 7, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of John Irvine Colliar (known as Jock to many) in Duncan on Friday, April 7th, at the age of 88 years. He passed peacefully surrounded by family in his beloved home of 48 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia; children: Beverly and Cindy; grandson Colton and his partner Lauren Curtis; brother Robert, as well as numerous amazing relatives and friends.
John grew up a farm boy in Meota, Saskatchewan before joining the RCMP at 19 years old. Throughout the course of his 25-year career with the RCMP, John was able to work in many different areas of British Columbia, all of which he had fond memories of and amazing stories from. Being stationed in many different places gave John the opportunity to meet many people and develop incredible friendships that he cherished immensely.
The final stop along the travels brought John, Sylvia, Beverly, and Cindy to Duncan, British Columbia in 1971, where John would finish out his career with the RCMP in 1978 and transition to the Sheriff’s department. John’s career with the Sheriff’s Department ended in 1995 when John entered the retirement stage.
Regardless of retirement, John continued to be an active and proud participant in his local community. Although Saskatchewan never left his heart, at the time of his passing John had resided in Duncan, BC for 52 years and was proud to call Duncan his home.
Many people have different memories of John, as he filled many different roles for many different people. John was an avid player, coach, and spectator of a variety of different sports and community events and never turned down the opportunity to participate in one way or another. He would assist or support anyone with anything they needed, and he was always sure to give you the best version of himself.
He will be dearly missed by many.
A celebration of life will be held at the Heritage Hall located in the Cowichan Community Centre on June 4th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at
 H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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