On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, John Oliver “Jack” Coleman, of Bayfield passed away in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Joyce (Bell) Armstrong of Bayfield and the late Eleanor Prang (2002). Beloved father of Michael Coleman and Jill Seman of San Francisco, Sandra Coleman and Dale Stephenson of R.R. 1 Arva and Janet and Brad Bettles of R.R. 2 Bayfield. Loving grandfather of Alex and Mary Coleman, Mark and Jason Stephenson and Nicole and Meagan Bettles. Beloved step father of Julia Armstrong of Toronto, Jill Armstrong and Robert Scott of Stratford and Dean and Kim Armstrong of R.R. 1 Zurich. Beloved stepgrandfather of Simon Ruby, Morgan and Brooke Armstrong. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gordon and Lois Coleman of Walkerton, George and Liz Coleman of Peterborough, Allan and Barbara Prang of Brantford and Edward and Carol Prang of Zurich. Predeceased by his parents Anson and Fern (Taylor) Coleman, brother Gerald Coleman and brother-in-law Robert Prang. Jack spent over 20 years in local politics, was Reeve of Stanley Township for many years and Warden of Huron County in 1998.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Andrew’s United Church, Bayfield, on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. Visitation 1 hr prior to service. Rev Charles Love officiating. Interment Bayfield Cemetery followed by time together in Stanley Complex, Varna. A Masonic service under the auspices of Huron Lodge AF & AM #224 will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in recognition of Jack’s valiant fight against cancer.COLEMAN: John Oliver (Jack) of Bayfield