Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 9, 2017 at the age of 55. Beloved husband of 27 years to Maureen (nee O’Meara). Loving son of Joan and Maurice (2006), and brother of Christopher (2017), David and Wendy, Michael and Helen, Annette and Mark Hosler, Mary-Kay and Brett Colman, Richard and Jacqueline, Edsel, Mark and Wendy, Connie and Ludwig Dobmeier. Dear son-in-law of Brendan and Eleanor Meara, and brother-in-law of Neil and Aileen, Michael and Karen. Uncle Johnnie will be dearly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Also missed by extended family, friends and neighbours. John was a long time, dedicated employee of ARC Boiler Repair. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at WRH-Met Campus, St. Elizabeth’s, the Lyhn (CCAC), Hospice and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare for all of the care and compassion shown to John and his family. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Tuesday September 12, 2017 from 6-9 pm. Parish Prayers at 8:30pm. Family and friends will be received at St. John Vianney Church, 385 Dieppe St. on Wednesday September 13, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations may be made in memory of John to Hospice of Windsor-Essex County. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

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