John David Forrest

    • John David Forrest
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise the death of John David Forrest peacefully at the North York Seniors Health Centre, Toronto, ON on 18 April 2007 after a long illness.

    John was born in Perth County ON in 1913. John started work as an architectural designer with Watt and Blackwell in London, ON. During WW II he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers working in structural design on ammunition facilities in London, England. After demobilization, he settled in Toronto and managed many notable projects including the conversion of Toronto from thirty to sixty cycle electricity, the design of the Adelaide transit yards, and design and construction of the steam heating plant for the then new city hall - all while working with Toronto Hydro. He retired as head of subway station planning and design with Toronto Hydro.

    Visitation at the Trull Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street on 22 April. Funeral Service to be held at Armour Heights Church (Wilson Avenue, east of Avenue Road) on 23 April followed by interment the following day at Woodland Cemetery in London. ON.