April 2, 2010
John Daniel Fish…..also known on air as Dan Fisher – Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1935 and passed away at the age of 75 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dan was a loving husband to his wife of 53 years, Gwen Fish (Weatherley), and loving father to their children; Dan Fish Jr. (Kim), Judi Bonner, Jane Fish (Mark), David Fish (Cindy). Dan was a loving grandfather to; Rachel Fish, Dan Paul Fish, Steve Witt (Nancy), Jenny Witt, Diana Witt, Ryan Szedetzki, Alex Szedetzki, Courtney Fish, Jena Fish. Great-Grandfather of Layne Witt. Predeceased by his parents Geoffrey and Ella Fish, brother Geoffrey Fish, and sister Olive in infancy. Lovingly remembered by nephew and niece Geoffrey Fish(Caroline, Texas) and Alice Barattini-Fish (Lawrence, Lousiana), and many nieces and nephews.
Dan retired in 2000, after 40 years as a radio broadcaster and teacher at Conestoga College. Dan started his career in radio in Pembroke ON, Fredericton NB and then took a job in Kitchener in 1961. Dan was a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and was active in various organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association, the C.N.I.B., the Kinsmen Club, K-W Association of Disabled Adults. He was past President and charter member of The Oktoberfest Lion’s Club, past member of the board of the Hardy Hearts, he was active with R.E.A.C.T. in broadcasting emergency information; served on the Education Committee of the Kitchener Chamber of Commerce; worked and promoted activities for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Canadian Cancer Association, House of Friendship, the Working Centre, K-W Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Waterloo Police Male Choir, Block Parents Program, Consumers Association of Canada, St. John’s Soup Kitchen, St. Monica’s House, United Way and Federated Appeal, Rotary Clubs of K-W, Freeport, St. Mary’s and K-W Hospitals, K-W Home Builders Association, the Arthritis Association, Management Boards of Holy Trinity and St. Johns Anglican Churches, MacDonald’s and M&M Meats Charity fund raisers.
Special thanks to Dr. Rinne and the doctors, nurses, and the Heart Function clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital, for their compassionate care.
Dan’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Tuesday from 7-9pm and Wednesday from 12 noon-1:45pm. The memorial service for Dan will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 2pm. Rev. Canon Pratt officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
Expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dan’s memorial.
Visit Dan’s website at www.danfisher.org