Jonathan Stewart Wardlaw
1959 - 2014
Passed away peacefully at home, Newmarket in his 56th year, July 9, 2014.
Loving father of Rebecca and Mackenzie. Survived by his former spouse, Beth Houston, father, Tom (the late Grace), brothers David (Margaret), Robin (Rita) & Craig (Flora), and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
Graduated from Waterford District High School with numerous academic and athletic prizes (1977), University of Toronto (B.Sc. 1981) and University of Western Ontario (B.Ed. 1982).
High school science teacher at Markham High School and Langstaff Secondary School, where he was also Head of Science, and Huron Heights Secondary school.
Jon loved teaching young people, adding life lessons to his chemistry classes. Due to illness, Jon had to stop teaching in 1997 but remained very active in his community as member of Trinity United Church and its men’s group, as a skilled handyman doing odd jobs and projects for family and friends, and as a volunteer judge at the national science fair for 11 years.
Family and friends are invited to the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street, South, Newmarket . A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave, Newmarket on followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church or Sunnybrook Foundation – Dr. James Perry Brain Tumour Research.
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