John 'Claude' Bannister
John "Claude" Bannister, 82 of River Glade passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Born November 3, 1936, Claude was the son of the late Elvin and Neta (Smith) Bannister.
Claude, like his father before him, always had a solution for friends and neighbours for any of their mechanical issues and he always had time for a sit down story and a cup of coffee. His happy times were in his garage repairing things, in the woods hunting, cutting firewood or just enjoying nature in its entirety.
His career began as a cabinet maker at Lockharts, then a self employed contractor, and Carter's Utilities followed by twenty years with the correctional department.
Claude is survived by his beloved wife Elsie (Symes); his son Darren Elvin (Phyllis); grandchildren Morgan, Zachary, Shiajan and Joshua; great grandchildren Ronin, Harlyn, Keegan, Maverick, Kayden, Makyah and Maddy; sister Maude Fawcett Colpitts and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his sister Myrtle Lounsbury.
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800) visiting will be Monday, October 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and from where the funeral will be held Tuesday, October 23 at 1 pm in the chapel.
If desired donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.