Peacefully, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, May 6, 2013, John Ivor Shepherd passed away at the age of 81.  Beloved husband of Florence (Vowels) (Jenkins) Shepherd. Loving father of Arthur (Robin) of Petrolia, Linda Ann of Kingston, NS, and Robert of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Anna Lee of Trenton, Amanda Lynn of Kingston, NS, Heather Nicole of Toronto, Daniel Scott of Petrolia and Andrew James of Ottawa, and of four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents James and Elizabeth (Ventum) Shepherd, and brothers James, Eric and Allan.  John worked at CNR for 37 years. He was a member of the CN Pensioners Association, Pensioners Concern and the Sarnia Boy Scouts for 30 years.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., Sarnia. Cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Kidney Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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