Winchester Press – obit – John Gordon Woolford

John Gordon Woolford

John Gordon Woolford died peacefully on Tues.,July 10, 2007 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. He was63.
He was the beloved husband of Kathryn (Thompson). He was the lovingstep-dad to Wes, Scott, and Kent (Shannon). He was grandpa toHeidi, Ellie, Justin, and Katelyn. He was predeceased by his parentsMaurice and Marion (Gladman). He was the cherished brother toValerie and the late Norman. He was the nephew of Irene (Broad)and uncle to Shannon and Michael.
He was an avid fan of car racing. He was a member of the OttawaMotorsport Club, winning “first overall” in 1977 atSanaire, Que. in his “orange pumpkin” Datsun. Immediatelyafter graduating from Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology,John pursued a career of 33 years with the Department of Transportation,retiring as head of Public Complaints, Analysis, and Investigationfor Road Safety. His knowledge of motor vehicles and their faultswas encyclopedic. He was considered a mentor to his staff. Hewas an arbitrator of disputes, recognized for his fairness, kindness,and honesty. He was much respected within the automotive industryof Canada, the United States, and Japan.
The funeral service was held in the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfairand McGarry in Ottawa on Sat., July 14 with Venerable ArchdeaconChristopher Dunn officiating.