John Andrew Monteith, 59, of Fishers, IN, passed away unexpectedly in his home on February 28, 2020. He was a devoted husband, son, uncle, brother, and friend. He was born a Canadian in Windsor, (Essex County) Ontario on March 17, 1960 to Arnold Ernest and Jane ‘Jean’ Marrion (Sealy) Monteith.
John graduated from Kingsway College High School in Oshawa, Ontario (1978) and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN (1985). He devoted his life to healthcare finance starting at Hialeah Hospital in Miami, FL. He worked over 30 years as a financial executive officer for various healthcare organizations including HealthSouth Corporation, Kindred Healthcare, Centerre Healthcare/Community Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis, and Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, FL. He was able to combine his passion for travel and his entrepreneurial spirit to own and operate a travel advisor franchise. He was also a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Southern Adventist University Alumni Association. One of his proudest accomplishments was on August 22, 1995, in Hollidaysburg, PA, he become a Naturalized Citizen of the United States of America.
John had various interests! He enjoyed water skiing (certified ski instructor), swimming (certified lifeguard), hockey, golfing, traveling, as well as watching sports. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers football fan but rooted for the Canadian teams in every sport except football. He was very proud of his Canadian American heritage and loved traveling to his family’s summer cottage in Ontario Canada. He was an aviation enthusiast and very proud of being a member of the million-mile club of the airlines where
he annually logged over 100,000 miles earning him preferred Chairman’s Status. He also was an accomplished flutist and a passionate animal lover. Over the years, he enjoyed having a variety of pets with ‘The Scotties’ being the most beloved. Of recent, the most notable Scotties were Jack and Daniel.
John was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ (Bolduc) of Fishers, IN; his mother of Brampton, Ontario; one sister, Kathryn (Leroy Andrew) Teixeira of Brampton, Ontario; one brother, Mark Monteith of Lake Mary, FL; two nieces, Tami Teixeira and Kaley Bolduc; and six nephews, Brandon Teixeira, Kelson Monteith, Ryan Bolduc, Jonathan Bolduc, Seth Bolduc and Daniel Bolduc. His goddaughter, Juleigh Wilson of Sioux Falls, SD also survives.
John will lovingly be remembered for his sense of humor, his work ethic, integrity and his unwavering dedication to his family and friends.
David Bolduc will officiate a private family service on Friday, March 6, 2020.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is requesting donations to Pilots N Paws [www.pilotsnpaws.org / 4651 Howe Rd, Landrum, SC 29356].