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John Frank Shears Crocker

Born: October 13th, 1940

Passed on: October 26th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. John F.S. Crocker, M.D., FRCPC, DCL announce his peaceful passing at the Victoria General Hospital on Oct 26, 2016. He was a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather. He was a pediatric nephrologist practicing for many years in Halifax. He began his academic career with a bachelor's degree from the University of King's College. He then earned his medical degree from Dalhousie University and following that a specialty in pediatrics. He was committed to the children that he treated and his research in kidney disease. John is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Frances (Cochran) and his four children: Candice (Gavin Stuttard), Stephen (Rosa Guzzo), Susan (Rory Miller) and Derek (Melissa Beggs); and seven grandchildren: Owen, Brendan, Maeve (Stuttard); Bradley, Dana (Crocker); and Bryanna, Lochlainn (Miller). John was born Oct 13, 1940 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He was the youngest of four children, and only son of John Crocker and Marie Shears. He was predeceased by his older sisters Elizabeth Ann (Beckett) and Isabel (Holden) and survived by his sister, Norma (Hase) and cousin Keith Crocker (Ellen). Visitation will be held at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax from 6-8 pm, Thursday, November 3. A funeral service will be held at All Saint's Cathedral, 1330 Cathedral Ln, Halifax, on Friday Nov. 4, 2016 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honour to the Dr. John F.S. Crocker Memorial Fund at the University of King's College. For online condolences please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com


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