John was special member of Lee County Pipes and Drums. He was a Canadian "snowbird" and played with the band during the winter. Always willing to help whenever needed, he was a great asset to the band.
John was also played the bass drum in several pipe bands in Ontario, Canada over the years. After retirement he and his wife Nancy, a tenor drummer started spending time in Florida where they both played with the Lee County Pipes and Drums, and Guns n Hoses Pipes n Drums.
John was a very quiet natured person with a big smile. He never wanted to be the center of attention, but truly loved playing the bass drum, and enjoyed music in general. He also loved attending the Highland game competitions back home.
John passed away in Ontario, Canada on December 21, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.
July 29, 1953 - December 21, 2016