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Eight Bells: John Weakley

Published on March 2nd, 2022

John Robert Weakley, 78 years, passed away in Mississauga, Ontario on February 14, 2022

John was born December 13, 1943 at an RCAF airbase in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a cold snowy Sunday morning. After a quick stint in the Royal Canadian Navy, he attended the University of Manitoba, Rochester, Illinois and eventually received a master’s degree from Texas A&M.

As a past commodore of the Port Credit Yacht Club, the love of John’s life was organizing competitive sailing regattas. He was well known all over Lake Ontario for his pith hat authoritarian manner.

“John mainly got his way either because he’d turned his radio off or didn’t think a hearing aid was a worthwhile thing to have,” shared Tom Wharton

He is most probably at St. Peter’s gates arguing about his accommodation.

“One of a kind, but with a heart of gold,” said Morten Fogh. “He gave so much to the J/24 fleet and I was privileged to experience his unique RC style. He’ll be missed by many in many different ways.”

John was predeceased by his parents John James and Mary Myrtle Weakley and his brother Paul William. He is survived by his son Scott, Angela and two bratty grandchildren, Keira and Olive. He is also miraculously survived by his loving little brother David who he often referred to as Nod.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to the Junior Club in care of John Weakley at Port Credit Yacht Club. Celebration of Life announcement details will be given in coming months.

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