WOOLFREY, John Emerson - "John, Long May Your Big Jib Haul!"
With heavy hearts and much sadness, we surrounded John with our family love as he slipped away, at the age of 82, on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
John was a devoted husband to Heather Angus (predeceased 1996), and present wife, best friend and confidante, Shannon Saigeon (nee Piller) married 2001.
John is the proud dad of Robert Woolfrey (Tanya), David Woolfrey and proud stepdad of Tara MacDonald-Lahey (nee Saigeon) (Jonathan) and Sean Saigeon (Heather Reilly).
Dearly loved and missed by 9 grandchildren Johannes and Esther Woolfrey, Freya Atkinson Woolfrey, Alexander and Daniel MacDonald and Mekena Lahey, and Piper, River and Emmi Saigeon and one step-grandson, Dominic Lahey.
He is sadly missed by his sister, Lois Bartle (Peter) and their children, Marion Watkinson (George), Jane Ball (Steve), Sue Collins (Chris) and their children.
Lovingly remembered by his sisters-in-law Elizabeth Angus, Gene Dixon (Piller) and family and Wendy McCloy (Piller) and family and brother-in-law Kim Piller (Irene) and family and several nieces and nephews and Doug McCloy and Eva and Frank Ell.
John will also be deeply missed by his extended family of Ganongs and Thompsons, and the Willms in Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and the Woolfrey and LeMoine clans in Newfoundland, who have always been there full of support, kindness and love for John and our family.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service has taken place.
A Celebration of John's Life will be held when the restrictions have lifted.