DeFORGE, John – Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday March 27, 2014 at the age of 75. Loving husband of Sally for 52 years. Dear father of Bradley (Sylvie), David and Susan Macarios (Dave). Cherished grandfather of Jean Francois and Alex DeForge, Jasmin, Alia, Ben and Lukas Macarios. Brother of Jim DeForge. Brother-in-law of Rod and Michael (Suellen) Bradfield. Survived by several nieces and nephews. John was a paramedic with Niagara EMS for 11 years and then worked at R.T. Respiratory Home Oxygen until his retirement in 2005. He was a volunteer for many years with the Willoughby Firehall. He also volunteered his time with the Buffalo Marine Centre. His favourite past times were walking their dog Duchess, downhill skiing and restoring a life boat. John and Sally walked the Bruce Trail from end to end between 2007 and 2010.
Cremation has taken place. John’s family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME 5917 Main Street, on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A walkthrough of the Willoughby Volunteer Firefighters will take place on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (3900 Dorchester Rd.). For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.