General Motor's Retiree -Tool and Die Maker.

Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge, Whitby, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, with family by his side, at the age of 88.   Beloved husband of 64 years to Shirley (nee Dove).  Loving father of John Jr. (Joanne), Elaina Stephen (Jamie) and Tracey (predeceased).  Loved grandfather of Amanda, Emily, Amy and Graham.  Dear brother of Marie Frank (Wilf) and predeceased by his brothers George, James and Delmer and sisters Emma Balson, Annie Nemisz and Peggy Currie.  John loved gardening and his lawn was always the envy of the neighborhood.  His love of hockey included coaching in his younger years and cheering on his favorite team, the Leafs.  His willingness to lend a hand and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.  Many thanks to the exceptional care provided by the wonderful staff at Fairview Lodge in Whitby.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Durham Region would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Apr 25, 2021

    Debbie Karacsonyi
    My heart goes to you Aunt Shirley and the family. Peace be with you at this time. He always made me laugh in his quiet way. Love Debbie
  • Apr 26, 2021

    Robin Zandwyk-De-Haas
    Shirley and Family,
    Sending love and strength at this time of sadness.
    Robin & Grant Zandwyk-De-Haas
  • Apr 26, 2021

    Doug & Sandy Balson
    Aunt Shirley,
    Remembering Uncle Johnny means always laughing and having fun, playing soccer as kids and talking about sports - we all knew he was a Leafs fan!.  We will cherish those memories.  Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
    Doug & Sandy

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