John was born in Harriston, Ontario and resided in Oshawa for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Sothern and his children Caroline (Sean), Catherine and was predeceased by his son John. John was a step-father to Ronald (Christine), Shelley (Brad) and Ray (Kim).
He is also survived by his grandchildren Matthew, Nicholas, Michael, James, David, Kaitlyn, Adam, Rachael and Danielle.
John is predeceased by his mother Edyth Sothern, his father John Sothern and wife Carol Sothern.
John worked for the TTC for 30 years until he retired in 2003.
He had so many joys in his life and music was one of them. He always felt that music could make anyone happy and he loved to play guitar.
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Oshawa General Hospital for their compassionate care over the past few weeks.
Very special thank you to Betty who loved and took great care of Dad over the past 12 years. He was such a kind and gentle person that touched everyone that he met.
He will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace Dad, you are home now.
Visitation will be held at McEachnie Funeral Home in Ajax on Monday Jan 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Association.