[[people:de_voin:john_leslie_1911]]

John Leslie De Voin

  • b- 1911-AUG-01 , Hazelton BC
  • d- 1977-FEB-25 , White Rock (Peace Arch Hospital)

son of Louis Leon De Voin,

  • b- Waupaca, (Wapuka) Wisconsin, USA
  • d- Nov 29, 1930, age 55, buried in Smithers BC

and Aileen Loomis, (Spencer?)

Louis was married to Gertrude Evelyn Eveleigh, July 3, 1921 in Smithers, and she is buried next to him in Smithers, so possibly Aileen was his 2nd wife?

John married Vera Elsie Harriet Massey, Mar 9, 1931 in Nelson BC

  • b- July 5, 1903, Selkirk MB
  • d- July 31, 1990 in Vancouver BC, age 87
  • divorced June 22, 1959.

She was a School teacher when they married, Daughter of John Massey and Jane Harriot

John's 2nd wife- Madge Josephine York

John De Voin was a Claims Manager for the BC Law Society In 1950's he lived in Edmonton, worked as an Insurance Adjuster. In Edmonton his encouragement was part of the reason Driver Ed was taught in Edmonton Schools. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Edmonton.

In 1961, in Vancouver, he was part of the recovery of 22 of 24, stolen paintings,owned by Edward Poole, Edmonton contractor (PCL), who loaned the paintings to the University of BC where they were stolen from in 1959.The paintings were valued at 30,000 at the time.

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