John Huckstep

Obituary of John Huckstep

HUCKSTEP John Joseph – Born Auckland New Zealand 6th October, 1930. Passed away January 17, 2009. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Paula Granato and survived by his sister Patricia Palmer and sister-in-law Faye Huckstep and their families in N.Z. and Paula’s, Clifford and Carmen Mallette and family in Levack Ontario. 1955 John immigrated to Toronto Canada and joined the Stock Broker Bongard and Co. resulting in a 35 year career ending as a Head Trading attorney with Gardiner Watson / Dean Witter on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading floor. Thru the 70’s and 80’s John and Paula enjoyed boating with friends and as bridge members and Commodore of the Toronto Humber Yacht Club. A musician for many years he referred to himself as just a small dance band piano player. 1991 John and Paula retired to St. Catharines where John was able to return to, a first love of, flying and an avid interest in aviation with new and close friends. A memorial reception will be held at Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel (39 Court Street St. Catharines 905-685-6584) on Thursday January 29, 2009 from 2 to 4pm.
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