TWIDALE; Dr. John
1943 – 2016
Dr. John Twidale, well known Equine Veterinarian in Langley for over 40 years, passed away April 22, 2016 at age 73 after a 7 year battle with colon cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife Gordana, children Jon (Bethany), Chris (Lisa), and Emma, and his grandchildren Jack, Catie and Arrabella. John was born on a farm in Yorkshire, England and graduated as a Veterinarian from Cambridge University in 1967. He travelled the world for 5 years, working in Canada, South Africa, Australia and England before settling in Langley in 1973 where he established an Equine Veterinary practice and raised a family. John was active in his profession, President of the BC Veterinary Association in 2004-05, Chair of the Equine Committee for over 20 years, organizing Continuing Education for the Equine Veterinarians in BC. He was also a past member of Langley Rotary Club and one time political candidate for Reform BC in Fort Langley/Aldergrove. Sadly cancer returned in 2015, causing a forced retirement, and the move to the dream retirement home on the golf course was too late to be enjoyed. John will be missed by a large number of his horse-owning clients, many of them friends over a long career in horses together. His honest opinion was appreciated in difficult cases, looking at the long term outcome rather than the short term gain. He continued to service his clients while undergoing treatments, living life to the fullest with no regrets. No service by request.