Speck, John Edward
May 22,1925—Feb 23, 2021
John left us peacefully, in his sleep, in his 96th year. He leaves behind his loving wife of 70-years, Yvonne (Jewell) Speck, and his 2 sons Michael (Christine) and David, and grandchildren Brandon (Simone), Danielle, Noah and Lauren. John graduated with honours in dentistry from the University of Toronto in 1949. He spent 2 years practicing general dentistry, before completing an honours degree in Periodontics in 1952. He was chosen to be a Professor and ultimately became the head of the Department of Periodontics at U of T. John was Registrar, Secretary and Treasurer of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada for 27 years, and was on the active staff of 3 local hospitals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending weekends sailing at the RCYC, or cottaging with the family on Cameron Lake. In the winter, you might find him on a ski hill, or home by the fire reading. John was a consummate gentleman with a wonderful dry sense of humour. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and remembered fondly for the life he shared. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated. Condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com.