John Soule Obituary, Death – Life loved John Soule, who loved life. His family, friends, and he loved each other. He was a great husband, father, brother, uncle, and son-in-law. His devoted pals were diverse. His kindness, humor, calmness, and generosity attracted them. John was a great teammate and listener. He was the ideal guest and host. He was always welcome at dinner tables and cottages around the country due to his gourmet cooking, quick grin, and friendly demeanor.
He enjoyed the best of life and improved the lives of people he loved. John enjoyed cooking, eating, and sipping fine red wine. He liked basketball, tennis, skiing, and golf. He loved vacationing in France, Florida, and anywhere on the water. John loved being on the water, whether it was paddling a canoe at Kilcoo Camp as a boy, racing his cigarette boat around Toronto’s lakefront, swimming in Muskoka and Georgian Bay cottages, or casting a trout fly on a remote lake in British Columbia.
John graduated from McMaster University and Osgoode Hall Law School. He had a successful career with Thoman, Soule, and Gage and its predecessors. He was Hamilton Lawyers’ Club President and Director of The Advocates Society, among other positions. John, a collector, was deeply associated with the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He was also a longtime Tamahaac Club and Hamilton Golf and Country Club member.
John visited the Pennask Lake Fishing and Game Club in British Columbia every year for almost 25 years. Outdoor cooking is his specialty. He supported the Amici Camping Charity, which provides children from all backgrounds outdoor activities, and Kilcoo Camp throughout his life. John Soule James was the oldest son of Hamiltonians Halliwell Soule QC and Noel Simpson Soule.
Virginia (Ginny) Soule (née Hilton), his wife of 50 years, and his beloved daughter Amy Soule, as well as his sister Barbara, brother Colin (Jackie), nieces Claire and Ally, and nephew David, will be missed. He also leaves his beloved sister Barbara, brother Colin (Jackie), nieces Claire and Ally, and nephew David. Prostate cancer complications killed John prematurely. Ginny and Amy consoled him. Instead of bringing flowers to a deceased friend, open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving and toast them.