It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the peaceful passing of John Fredrick Hisson at the age of 73.
He is survived by his loving wife Judy, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, aunt, nieces, and nephews and friends alike. He will never be forgotten.
John was born in Toronto on October 11, 1946 where he resided until May 1963 when 16 year old John answered the call to serve his country under the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Soldier Apprentice Plan.
During his time with the Canadian Armed Forces, he served in the RCASC (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps ) at CFB Borden, ON; CFB Shilo, MB; 2 – 6 month tours of Cyprus, Germany , Ottawa; CFS Alert for 6 months; CFB Edmonton with the Canadian Airborne Regiment; CFS Goose Bay, NF; CFB Toronto, ON; and Bosnia for 7 and 1/2 months.
A private and limited Celebration of Life in keeping with John’s wishes was held on September 26. John would have been especially proud to see fellow Airborne members who he served with in attendance.
He was just a common soldier & his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
If we cannot do his honour while he’s here to hear the praise
Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper could say,
Our country is in mourning,
For a SOLDIER DIED TODAY.
Donations in memory of John can be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.