It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Dr. John William Shirokoff, Professor of Engineering at Memorial University, on January 9, 2020, aged 63 years. John was born in Jonquiere, Quebec together with his twin sister Pattie. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario where he received his doctorate at Queen’s University. John was an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University for 20 years. He also worked at KFUPM in Saudi Arabia for 10 years and at the University of Illinois. John was well respected and received numerous awards over his career for his innovative research. He was very kind and passionate about helping his students be the best they could be. John had a very caring heart and loved his family. He enjoyed extensive travel and was an exceptional hockey player and golfer. John will be forever missed and loved. He is predeceased by his parents George and Nettie Shirokoff. He leaves behind to grieve his family: twin sister Patricia, brother Peter (Sheila) and sister Catherine (John); nieces and nephews: Lauren (Peter), Jeremy (Lindsey), David, Heather, Isaac (Kara), Richard (Alicia), Peter (Kayla) and Valerie; cousin Tom; great nephews George and Luke; and Jonathan (Cindy) and Kathryn (Jimmy). Also, his colleagues, staff and students at Memorial University. Funeral service will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. A graveside service in Kingston Ontario Cataraqui Cemetery on Saturday September 26, 2020 at 2:30 p. m.
. Donations may be made in John’s name to Memorial University, as a scholarship fund is being planned, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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