Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel
& Cremation Centre
Passed away peacefully, following Father Anthony’s blessing, while surrounded by his beloved wife Jenny and special family members at the St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the age of 81. Also survived by family members in Sudbury and Austria. John was a long time employee of Rio Algom, an avid sailor and a Commodore at the North Channel Yacht Club. He had a great passion for the outdoors, while enjoying hunting & fishing. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
The family would like to thank Father Anthony Man-Song-Hing for his guidance, Doctors Long, DeBortoli, Stirling, nursing and hospital staff at St. Joseph’s General Hospital for the care and compassion provided to John throughout his illness.
Our condolences to Jenny for the loss of her beloved John. We will miss John. We shared many good times boating together. He was a good man and a kind man. Rest in peace John.
Frank and Margaret de Vries
We are saddened by the loss of Hanz. He will be truly missed and we will include in our payers. We extend our most sincere condolences to you Jenny. Please do not hesitate to call if you need anything.
Elfriede Stockhaus: 705-566-1065 Ext. 315
With Sincerest Sympathy
May the love of those around you
help you through the days ahead.
John was a very kind and pleasant person to be with. I always enjoyed my time with John while at the North Channel Yacht Club.
His list of many skills were something John was always helpful with and willing to teach others.
I still recall my last visit with John at the yacht club as I write this. It was as a very pleasant visit as usual. Rest in peace.
North Channel Yacht Club
So sorry to hear about John. I have many good memories. One that I will always remember was his handshake. He was such a nice person that I wouldn’t mind when he crushed my hand.
Please accept our condolences for you and your family.
Trevor and Nancy
So sorry to hear of your loss Jenny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John was a good friend who will be missed by many.
Ken & Sharon Barnes
Our deepest sympathies Jenny. John was a great guy and made an impression on me when we joined the Club. He was king and very forthcoming.
So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a kind and wonderful man. We have such fond memories of our Yacht Club days.
Jenny, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a great guy and a wonderful person to have as a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sending you lots of hugs.
Evelyn and I send our sincere condolences. We loved Hans and admired him for his kind character, his friendship and his copious abilities professionally, house and garden renovations and generally where ever he went. With his passing, we lost a very good man! We won't forget him!
I am so sorry to hear of the death of John, a kind and true man. I remember many summers how much joy sailing gave to him and how much it meant for him to be on the water and sharing that with others.
Wishing you peace and warm opportunity to gather and celebrate John
Sincerely Bruce Roxburgh