John C Folinsbee

October 16, 1928June 3, 2021

FOLINSBEE, JOHN CRESWICKE, October 16, 1928 – June 3, 2021. John passed away peacefully with his wife, Joan, the love of his life, and his family around him. John grew up in Toronto, Canada and went to the University of Toronto where he graduated in mining geology. He had a successful career in mining where he travelled and worked all over the world until he retired.

John loved the outdoors and pursued his interests of hunting and fishing with many adventures over the years. He was an avid bird photographer and spent many happy hours photographing birds in Colorado, Arizona and Ontario. His calendars and bird photos grace the walls of many places in the United States and Canada.

Son of Maurice James Addison Folinsbee and Alice Creswicke, John is survived by his wife - his darling Joan, son John (Susan), daughter Sue (Howard); sister Joan, grandson James Folinsbee and granddaughter Tannis Waugh. He was predeceased by his brother David.

Heartfelt thanks to the medical team at Denver Swedish Medical Centre, neuro ICU, for the tremendous support and care they gave John. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the future.

For those wishing to donate in John’s name, donations can be made to the Colorado Cancer Society.


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Emmanuel Clarke

June 10, 2021

Our condolences to John's family at this difficult time. I recall fondly Sue's tale of John's mining exploits across the globe. This statue was erected in Navan, Ireland in memory to the generations of miners that have gone before us. John joins them now. May he rest in peace.

Christine Godler

June 9, 2021

Dearest Joan, John and Susan

My heartfelt condolences to your family during this sad time.

May the Good Lord bless you and keep you and give you inner peace. I know that your faith is strong.
Continue to cling to Him during this difficult time. God is with you now and always, and carries you in His everlasting arms.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Christine Godler