John Clement Waldron (1920 - 2008)

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John Clement Waldron
1920 - 2008
February 5, 1920
July 20, 2008
Victoria, Capital County, BC Canada
John Clement Waldron was born on February 5, 1920. According to his family tree, John was father to 1 child. John's partner was Jacqueline Waldron, and they gave birth to Virginia Lili (Waldron) Barlow. He died on July 20, 2008 in Victoria, BC Canada at 88 years of age.
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WALDRON, John Clement "Jack " February 5, 1920 July 20, 2008 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grand father and great-grand father Jack Waldron. Predeceased by his son John in 1994; Jack is survived by the light of his life, Jacqueline, with whom he shared 61 years. His son David (Lynn) and their children, Dustin, Ashley and greatgrandson Isaiah and his daughter Ginny (Joff) Barlow and their children Delaney, Jocelanne and Jack. His grand-daughter, (John's daughter) Lori (Bruce) and great-grand daughter Miranda. Jack is also survived by his sister-in-law Ethel Waldron and his brother-in-law and best friend Tom Ralph, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to William and Barbara Waldron. He moved to Victoria at the age of 6 and grew up in Esquimalt, with his brother Bill and sister Betty and attended Lampson Street School. In 1937, at the age of 17 he joined the RCN as a boy seaman. He proudly served on many destroyers during WWII, advancing to the rank of Chief Petty Officer at the age of 23. He then carried on his career as the Chief Physical Training Instructor at CFB Stadacona and CFB Naden. A tremendous athlete, an avid soccer player and one of the few "A" Squash players on the Pacific Coast, he retired from the RCN in 1962, after 25 years service. He pursued a career in Corrections and later Real Estate. He enjoyed his retirement showing & raising Miniature & Toy poodles with his wife and loved trailering and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Jack was a "class act" all the way to the end. He loved and cared deeply for his family like no other and was a true gentleman to all who knew him. Our family would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Dr.Brock Fraser and Donna and the home support nursing network for taking such great care of him. His RCA's Pat, Rhonda, Arliss and Lily for making his last days bearable and to Deborah for making his garden lovely and our Judy for making his home beautiful. Our deepest gratitude to Kristina, Hospice RN, for enabling him to complete his journey with dignity, surrounded by love. In lieu of service, the family will be having a open house to celebrate Jack's life, at the family home, 3505 Promenade Crescent, Victoria on Tuesday, July 29 from 1-4 pm. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation, c/o Tribute Program, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4H4. "Goodnight Sweety" Condolences for the family may be offered at 487167

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In 1920, in the year that John Clement Waldron was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1934, John was merely 14 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1944, when he was 24 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1980, he was 60 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1996, when he was 76 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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