GRAHAM, John Michael - Passed quickly and peacefully on July 4th, 2017 after a brief illness at age 61.
Marieta, Jana, Kristy and Courtney were at his side. John was born to Jim "Boots" Graham and Marina Graham (nee Perfect) in Newcastle, Ontario on May 20th, 1956. He started his family in Pickering and raised his children in Whitby, while working at General Motors in Oshawa for over 34 years.
His passions included woodwork, being able to fix just about anything, baseball, the Hunting Camp, and his cats.
He is survived by his immediate family, Marieta Graham (nee Bose), Kristy Chambers (nee Graham), and Courtney Graham, his little sister Jana McDougall (nee Graham), his 2 nephews Kevin and Andrew McMillen, in-laws Jim and Monica McMillen, sons-in-law Corey Sage and Matthew Chambers and his 3 grandchildren Kayden, Harlen, and Adelaine.
In addition to brother-in-law Ken McDougall and in-laws Walter and Ilse Bose who will miss him not only as family but as a dear friend. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Boots and Marina.
Friends and family are thankful John spent his last few days of being well at the Hunting Camp. Remembered as the "rough around the edges guy" he was the first to lend a hand to anyone and everyone. He will be missed by many, but quite possibly the most by his eldest grandson, Kayden Sage, who affectionately not only called him 'Pa, but also his Best Friend.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, July 27th, from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday July 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial donations to The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (www.raredisorders.ca) would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.