John Corbett Bilsland

April 6, 1958 – January 25, 2018

John Bilsland


John Corbett Bilsland, born April 6, 1958, died suddenly January 25, 2018.

John will always be remembered by his family as a fun, warm-hearted, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Hannah; children, Emma (Rupinder), Patrick (Tamara), and Alex; grandchildren, Rohan, Kareena, Lily, and Laura; and sisters, Margaret (Harold), Nora (Wayne), Joan (Jim), and Mary Jane. He was predeceased by his parents, Rhona and Jack.

He will also be sorely missed by Hannah’s family in Newfoundland and his friends and colleagues.

John was born in Toronto and raised in Edmonton.

He graduated from the University of Alberta in Arts (1979), and Law (1983). John practiced law first at the Corbett firm and then Weir Bowen.

John and Hannah were married 31 years; proud parents and grandparents who shared a great love of family, food, travel, and time at the cottage.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive NW, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, would friends and family please consider a memorial donation to the Canadian Red Cross,