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John Henry David Wiltshire
March 01, 1957 - February 05, 2018
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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John passed away February 5, 2018 after a short illness. Beloved husband of Shannon Kelly Shields; precious son of Dorothy and Owen Wiltshire; loving brother of Catherine Margaret Jane; proud uncle of Gareth Owen Henry Diamond and Abigale Claire Bugbee; committed stepfather to Daniel Robert Omond Doherty; delighted grandfather to Raurie Mae, Teagan Jane, and Jared Wayne Cordner; cherished brother-in-law to Michael Diamond; and affectionate ex-husband to Beverley Wiltshire. John was born in Glasgow 1 March 1957, and immigrated to Canada in his youth. His career as an electrical and software engineer was starred with stints in the recording industry and Teklogix. In the 90's he began partnering with Jim Darling at various companies, most recently Optys Corporation, where he worked until his death. John was an avid sailor and racer at Lakeshore Yacht Club. He was a very involved and much-loved member of the LSYC community. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Lake Shore Yacht Club, Etobicoke. Details /changes will be posted at If desired, donations may be made in John's name to the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (