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William “John” Primrose

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It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of William “John” Primrose, with his family by his side, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in the Queen’s General Hospital, Liverpool.
John was the beloved husband of Colleen for 60 years, the adored father of Shelley (Kempton) Newell, Colleen (Drew) Everest, Jill Primrose, and Lynda (Jayson) Talaga; the cherished grandfather of Christopher (Kate), Tyler (Amanda), Michelle (Sterling), Clay (Jamie), Ryan (Jennifer) and Matthew; and the proud great-grandfather of Jacob, Liam, Charleigh, Jack, Parker, and Max. John is survived by siblings Lottie, Darcy (Marnie), Jim, Joan and Helen; his brother & sister-in-law Charles and Norma; and many nieces and nephews.
John retired after 25 years with Teleglobe Canada and turned his retirement hobby of working on computers into his second career when he and Colleen opened Primrose Computers in Liverpool in 1996. It soon became a valued business within the Liverpool community until 2019. Over the years John volunteered with many community organizations including Scouts Canada, Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department, Liverpool Lions Club, member of the Liverpool United Baptist Church and supported many community organizations. John was devoted to Colleen, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nothing made him happier than when they were all around him. His family will forever miss his wise, calm and loving nature and he will always be in their hearts.  
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 11, 2022 form 6 until 8 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool with a celebration of John’s life being held on Monday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Harry Gardner officiating. Reception to follow the service. No flowers by request, donations may be made in memory of John to the Queens County VON or Queens General Hospital. Online condolences may be made to
Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Queens General, and the dedicated nurses at the VON.


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