Badenoch, John Arthur 1937-2006 A Life long resident of the South Bay, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19 2006. He was born in Los Angeles on March 23, 1937, the eldest son of Arthur H. Badenoch Jr. and Vera (Near) Badenoch. John grew up in Inglewood with his three brothers Frederick, Stephen, and George. He met the love of his life Marie on a blind date and she has been a caring and devoted wife for nearly 49 years. John spent all of his working years connected to the lumber and wholesale hardwood industry. He knew his trade well, but he most enjoyed the friendships and camaraderie of his co-workers and business associates. They fondly recall John's polite, personable manner. A skilled craftsman and finish carpenter, the signature of his work is prominently displayed throughout his own home and the homes of others that he helped with small projects or repairs. John quietly taught many positive life lessons to his children along with a variety of practical skills and shared a clever sense of humor. This will be handed down to the next generation and credited to him lovingly. A Faithful man, John is survived by his wife Marie; daughter Linda and her husband Eric Abbiss; son David Arthur and his wife Christine; granddaughters Elizabeth Schemel and Shannon Badenoch; grandson Casey Arthur Badenoch, his brothers and many nieces; nephews; and cousins. John will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA-LA 5026 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. Services to be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 25 at 10:30 am.

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  1. John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. All who knew him will cherish their memories of him.

  2. Our thoughts are with you Marie, your Children and Grandchildren. We do hope John enjoys many automobile races in the great beyond.

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