It is with deep sadness that we announce John Alan Xavier, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 10th, 2023 at the age of 79. In his final days, he took great comfort being surrounded by his partner Luzviminda, his children, his former spouse Merlon, his loving sister Colleen and his godson Alan.
John was born on June 26th, 1943 to Frank and Helen Xavier in Karachi, Pakistan. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree, John went on to earn his Masters Degree in Finance. Passionate about Finance, John spent his entire career working for various banking institutions around the world including Pakistan, United Kingdom, Canada, Yemen and finally Dubai, where he retired after many years of dedicated service. John wanted the best for his family and strived for that his entire life.
After retirement, John enjoyed life in Nanaimo, British Columbia with his partner Luzviminda, and visiting Ontario often to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
John was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Helen. He is survived by his partner Luzviminda, his former spouse Merlon whom they shared 4 wonderful children; Helen, Valery (Jamie), Michelle, Mark, 6 precious grandchildren; Alexandria, Nikolas, Emma, Brooklyn, Isabella and Abigail, his sisters Colleen & Sharon, his step-brother Jules, his nephews: Carey, Alan, Rodney, Sean, Jessie, Wayne (predeceased), their families, Luzviminda’s daughters; Jacqueline, Marjorie, Joseluz and Joevimin, many cousins and relatives. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. A special thank you to the kind and compassionate staff on the 5th floor at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, who took such gracious and dignified care of John in his last days and hours.