Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the P.R.H.C. on Monday September 22, 2014. John Mead of Lakefield in his 79th year. Loving companion of Jenny Thomsen. Always loved and remembered by his children Janet Mead (Brad) of Oakbank, Manitoba, Gilbette “Jill” Taylor (Doug) and Nancy Hart both of Barrie. Loving Grandpa of Brett (Jodie), Jeff (Chantal), Kristy, Adam, Melissa, Karly, Katie, Jamie and Gillian and Great Grandpa of Zack, Dominick, Jade, Tristan, Hayden. Lovingly remembered by Fern Mead, a second mother to John’s children and his step-children David, Steven and Donna, Elaine, Diane and John. Also survived by his brother Earl Mead (Pat). Missed by his beloved Reign. Predeceased by Louise Chew and brothers Gordon and Ken Mead. Relatives and friends are invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Friday September 26, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the Hendren Chapel on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Reception to follow in the Heritage Room of the Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Peterborough Humane Society or the Salvation Army. Friends may send condolences to John’s family by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.