John Gilbert MacDonald Eastaugh

February 13, 1943May 28, 2021

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of John.

He leaves behind his loving wife Dodie and two sons; Iain (Camilla) and two granddaughters Holly and Felicity in England, and Jamie (Naomi) and two grandsons Cameron and Calvin in Singapore.

He was an amazing man, loved by so many and will be greatly missed. He would like to recognize the wonderful care he received by the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the hospital palliative care unit in his name. A celebration of life will follow when COVID permits.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Emmy Chahal

June 15, 2021

I was truly blessed to have been selected by John and the rest of the panel to attend Pearson College. John was exceptionally warm and loving toward all of us BC scholarship students and even brought us chocolate once a year when he visited the campus. John was a tireless advocate for United World Colleges in the BC government and we will miss him dearly. He was an amazing, warm, kind, intelligent and light hearted man who lit up the space as soon as he walked in. All these years later and I am still so grateful for John... May he rest in well deserved peace. My deepest condolences to John's family and I will keep you all in my heart and prayers.

Barry Carbol

June 5, 2021

I was saddened to hear of John’s passing and want to offer my condolences to his family. John was the first person that I met when I came to the west coast and joined the Ministry of Education in 1984. It was my privilege to have known John as a colleague and to have worked with him for many years. I have fond memories of that time and very much appreciated the way that he approached his work and life - quietly professional and always with a sense of humor. He will be missed.

Kathy Cordner

June 4, 2021

Such a wonderful man. His sense of humour was fabulous. The wine draw was never the same. Cheers John. Remember the whistle.

Andrew Molloy

June 4, 2021

John was my teacher and track coach at Glenlyon for a number of years from the late 70's through the early 80's. He was a wonderful man who put up with us dropping in on him unannounced on many a Friday evening. It's been decades but it seems like yesterday and I can hear his voice right now, telling me how to run the 400. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

Oreste Rimaldi

June 2, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with John while marking the math 12 provincial exams. He was such a kind hearted gentleman. My condolences to his family.