McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home & Chapel

1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON



September 16, 1932November 7, 2019

Bannister, John H. Retired RCAF Passed away peacefully on Thursday November 7, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of sixty three years to Joan (nee Murray). Much loved father of Lynn. Loving papa of Cheryl (Marc Boulerice) and Karen (Michael D'Angelo). Great papa to Jason and Carter. Son of the late Arnold Bannister and Muriel Naves. Brother of Willard Carr, Jack Carr, and Marjorie Carr. Predeceased by Alice, Harold, Marion and Arna Bannister. Friends and family may pay their respects on Thursday November 14, from 2 till 3 pm followed by a memorial service at 3 pm in the chapel at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

The family wish to express a special thanks to the Doctors and staff at the Ottawa General Campus for the professional care.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 14, 2019



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Len Burke

November 13, 2019

I was very saddened to hear of John’s passing. John was one of the most professional, personable individuals I have ever had the privilege of knowing. John was a wonderful person, a dedicated family man and a highly respected member of the RCAF. Wanda and I wish to express our sincerest condolences to Joan and the family. We will miss him greatly.

Rob Simonds

November 13, 2019

Dear Aunt Joan and Lynn:

We were very saddened to learn of Uncle John's passing. As you know, he was a very special man, who was greatly loved and admired by his family and friends. Moreover, his humble and caring personality endeared him to everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him.

Although we have been separated by distance throughout the years, you and Uncle John never lost your connection to your roots here in Saint John and with your family. You and he have always had a very special place in our hearts and today, we mourn the loss of our Uncle John and share in your loss.

While this is a sad and difficult time, we trust that you will take comfort in knowing that Uncle John lived a good life, was truly blessed with a wonderful family and is now at peace.

Sending our love and sincere condolences.

Rob, Lorraine, Michael, Mark, Laura and Anna

SJVS Alumni Association

November 10, 2019

To the family of John H. Bannister, former student and graduate;
On behalf of the executive and membership of Saint John Vocational School Alumni, please accept our most sincere sympathy in the loss of your brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort are with you at this most difficult time. May time heal the pain but never dull the wonderful memories.
Sincerely, Louise Craine - ('62), Alumni Liaison