John Robert Neilson passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital at 8:50 a.m. on September 10th, 2012 eight days from his 79 birthday. Survived by his wife Carol Neilson (nee Hiusser) whom he married on September 6th, 1980. Father of Michael Neilson, Patricia Mercer, stepfather of Darwin and Rose McClocklin, Kevin and Lorie McClocklin, Jeff and Julie McClocklin, Mike and Tammy McClocklin, and Shannon and Mark Nelson. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and sister May Ament. Predeceased by his parents Chancey and Florence Neilson, brothers Ted and Don and brother-in-law Orville Ament. John served in the Canadian Armed Forces and worked for St. Marys Cement for 33 years. Cremation has taken place with a private service to be held in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca

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