Passed away peacefully, in his 91st year, at the Golden Dawn Nursing Home in Lions Head on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  JOHN GAUNT was of Tobermory and was formerly of Petrolia.  Born in Petrolia, John was the son of the late Franklin and Mabel Gaunt.  He is survived by his loving wife Jean (nee Turner).  He was predeceased by his brothers Frank (1990) and his wife Irene (2010), and Ron (2010).  He will also be missed by his niece Melanie and Barclay Jamieson and many other nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where visitors will be received beginning at 12:00 noon until the service time at 1:00 p.m.  Rev. Deve Persad officiating.  Interment will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society ( Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at


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