With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Beloved husband of Janet (nee Schroeder) for 53 years. Loving father of Cathy and Scott Riberdy, Joanne and Matt St. Louis, and John Parr Jr. and Jessica. Proud grandpa of Christie and Andy Faraci, Lauren and Justin Lefrancois, Kate Riberdy, Gregory St.Louis, Sarah St. Louis, Christopher St. Louis, and great grandchild Easton Lefrancois. Missed by siblings Judy and Ian Cameron, Jean and Neil Van Velzen, James and Lynda Parr, Susan Tomes, Darrel Willick, and predeceased by Joan Mitchell. Brother in law Ed Mitchell. Survived by many nieces and nephews.John was a retired teacher with Essex County Public Board of Education. Big John was passionate about sports and desserts. He competed in WAMVL, Ontario Senior Games, and several baseball and basketball leagues. Donations to the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society or Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visiting Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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