Passed away December 4, 2012 peacefully at home at the age of 79. Predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy (Newman)(2004). Dearest father of Joanna and Terry Hyatt and Jasmine and Chris Buliga. Loving grandfather of Ashley Hyatt, Dylan Hyatt and Nathan Buliga. Dear brother of Diane Brooks. Cherished Uncle of Jo-Dee Nead, Sharron and Kevin Dierckens, Cheryl and John Garrish, Bill Brooks, Janice Brooks, Margo Newman, Donald Newman, Grant Newman and all of their children. Predeceased by parents Annie (1978) and Myron (1966), sisters Barbara (1930) and Mary (Robertson) Moffat (1962), and in-laws Robert Brooks (1985), Donald Newman (2008), Elisabeth Newman (2003), Betty Newman (1996), Lorne Newman (1958)and Alma Newman (1953). John will be deeply missed by all family members and many friends. A special thank you to Karen and everyone at Bayshore Home Health. Visitation at from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Funeral service at the funeral home Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Sunni Shular officiating. Interment at MapleLeaf Cemetery, Tilbury. Memorial donations to The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Pediatric Oncology Unit, Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund or charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at

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