THIFFAULT, Jean Marc (John) of Belleville


THIFFAULT, Jean Marc (John) May 7, 1930 – August 4, 2018.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear husband & father. A dedicated employee of the Canadian National Railways (CN) for 37 years.  John came to Belleville, along the way from several railway supply locations, including initially from Cochrane Ontario, ending at the Belleville CN roadway materials supply yards in 1970.  Born in Parent, Quebec, John was educated in colleges in southern Quebec and Ontario, where he learnt the English language and to appreciate both French and English cultures.  John had a great love of the outdoors and was a very enthusiastic vegetable gardener.  He leaves behind his devoted and loving wife of 69 years, Catherine (née Ouellette).  Loving father of Jacques (Donna Thompson), André (Marilyn Nugent), Jean Pierre (Monique Boucher), Carole (Larry Martin), Daniel (Margaret Spinney), Denis (Sharon Stewart), Sylvie (Tom Nyitrai), and Brian.  Loving grandparent of Claire, Julie, Shelley, Dustin, Valerie, Ryan, Leah, Madeline and Marc.  Loving great-grandparent of Haylie, Jaymie, Rowan and Lilliana.

The family will receive friends for a celebration of life, on Saturday August 18th, at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville, Ontario, (613-968-2273) from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Special thanks to the Urology Department of the Kingston General Hospital, the Oncology Unit and Emergency at Belleville General Hospital, and the South East LHIN (PSW, VON and Community Care).

In lieu of flowers, our family would appreciate a donation to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation or the Kingston General Hospital – University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.


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