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Obituary for John Edward Gittens

John Edward  Gittens
Gittens, John Edward
January 7, 1943 - September 9, 2011

Passed away peacefully at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Perth Site on Friday September 9, 2011 at the age of 68, after a brief battle with cancer. John was the beloved husband of 44 years of Ruth (née Sinclair), brother of Gerald (Audrey) and Arthur (Yvonne) in England, brother-in-law of Gayle (Nick) Seaton and Julie Kirkland and her late husband Phil, uncle of seven nieces and nephews and Godfather of Colleen and Patricia Boland. John's career spanned 35 years with various YMCA's in Canada, in many varied administrative roles. In retirement he contributed his skills to a number of local charities. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth Tuesday September 13th, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and again from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Family and friends are invited to join for a Sharing of Memories to Celebrate John's Life at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. Interment will be held at a later date in England. In remembrance, contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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