Passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at home at the age of 79 . Loving husband of Anneliese Gayer (nee Schick) for 53 years. Cherished father of Gary (Mae), Christine (Yves) and Mike. Loving Grandpa and Papa of Amanda (Louie), Megan, Matt, Brandon and Maddy. Dear brother of Mary Matassa (Nello) and the late Felix Gayer (Carmen). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a long time employee of the H. J. Heinz Co. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the Healthcare professionals for their compassion and care provided for John. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519 326-2631) on Wednesday February 4, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A private family service will be held later. Memorial donations to the Leamington Hospital Foundation- Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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