John Blythe was the father of Gilbert Blythe, a former love interest of Marilla Cuthbert, and an Avonlea resident.


Physical appearanceEdit



Gilbert BlytheEdit

John is Gilbert’s father. John raised Gilbert on his own after his wife died giving birth to their son. Gilbert shares his father’s love of travel and accompanied him on a train trip to Alberta before his death.

Marilla CuthbertEdit

He briefly dated Marilla Cuthbert when they were much younger. They broke up because John wanted to travel and see the world, whereas Marilla wanted to stay in Avonlea to take of her brother, Matthew and Green Gables

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Wayne Best portrayed John in the Canadian TV series Anne with an E (2017–2019).
  • Darren Eisnor played young John in the flashback scenes.


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 5 images of John Blythe (view gallery).


Season 1 (Anne with an E)

Season 2 (Anne with an E)


See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · William Barry · Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Marilla Cuthbert
Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Ka’kwet · Sebastian Lacroix · Rachel Lynde · Cole Mackenzie · Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye
Anne Shirley · Miss Stacy
Minor characters
Aluk · Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Minnie May Barry · Josephine Barry
Mr. Baynard · Mrs. Baynard · Father Beck · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Cecile Chaminade · Constance
Michael Cuthbert · Doctor · Mr. Dunlop · Malcolm Frost · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Elijah Hanford
Jeannie · Mary Joe · Jocelyn · Kitpu · Delphine Lacroix · Hazel Lacroix · Mary Lacroix · Caleb Lynde · Thomas Lynde
Madam Lyudmila · Mrs. Mackenzie · Sister Maria · Matron · Mimikej · Minister · Mrs. Morrison · Nathaniel · Older Girl · Oqwatnuk
Paul #1 · Paul #2 · Pawnbroker · Mrs. Pye · Miss Rogerson · Rollings · Winifred Rose · Charlie Sloane · Mrs. Spencer
Moody Spurgeon · Mrs. Spurgeon · Stationmaster · Dr. Ward · Woman in Blue Top Hat
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