POTWIN, John Martin passed away peacefully at his favourite place on earth – his cottage – on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. John was the beloved husband of Lynn Rowat, and cherished father of David of Guelph, Douglas (Natalie), Robert and Mike all of Toronto, and step-father of Jennifer Kernohan (Mark) of Uxbridge and Peter Remus (Loren) of Toronto. John also loved being the grandfather of Zoë, Hannah, Ariel, Noah and Ben and step-grandfather to Lukas, Jakob and Benjamin. John was the brother of Carol Wallace (Keith) and Uncle to Jessie and Jenny Wallace.
John was an accomplished lawyer whose career took him throughout the world.
John lived a full and rich life, and made a lasting impact on many people. John was in his 73rd year. A memorial service was held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, Bobcaygeon on Saturday May 14, 2016. A celebration of life followed at the family farm. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Fire Appeals – Red Cross.
John and Lynn were active members of our Jaltemba Bay community, always ready with a generous donation where needed and supporting local events.
I will particularly miss his smile.