John Wortley, born in Yorkshire, England in 1934, for many years professor of medieval history at the University of Manitoba and a life-long priest of the Anglican church, died on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Winnipeg, peacefully and at peace. Left to celebrate and love John are his wife, Jan Roberts; his children and their spouses, Anne-Marie and Robert; Joel and Laura; Adrian and Kathleen; his grandchildren: Tyler, Bridgette, Roxanne (Braelyn), Natasha, Kiera, Thea, Robert, Hillary and Quade; Jan’s children, Stephen and Christine; and Sylvia’s daughters, Elin and Jill and their families; his Yorkshire family; Marilyn Boyd; and many wonderful friends. He is predeceased by Sylvia Scott Wortley; parents, Alfred and Hilda Wortley; and brother, Colin Wortley. Memorial service and reception will be held on Tuesday, September 3 at 2:00 pm at the Parish Church of St. Luke, 130 Nassau Street North, Winnipeg. No flowers please.