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John Henry Pepers

Posted By Obituaries On June 3, 2012 @ 12:57 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 36 Comments

John Henry Pepers

Peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2012. Beloved and adored husband of Judy Cotterill of Lucan. Beloved son of Frank Pepers and the late Tini Pepers. Loving brother of Rick (Helene) Pepers of Strathroy, Mary (Greg) O’Drowsky of Waterdown, Frank (Patricia) Pepers of St. David, Joanne (Ron) McLean of Woodham, and Bob (Karen) Pepers of Komoka. Special son-in-law of Anne Kelly. Admired and loved by the Cotterill Family: Curtis and Denise, Larry, Laura and Rob, Chad and Karen and his 16 nephews and nieces, especially Erin and Drew. Missed by special friends Geoff Parkins, John Shales, Mike Yeo, Pete Lewis, Allan Good, Henry Nuyten, Chad and Dave Appleton who loved him like a brother, plus all his countless friends. John proudly served as General Manager of U-Need-A-Cab for 28 years.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the celebration of John’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Father Brian Klooster officiating. Cremation with interment Woodhull Cemetery at a later date. Because of John’s love of Children please donate to the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario (Children’s Health Foundation). John always gave with his heart and I’ll always love him for his kindness.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

John Henry Pepers

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Condolence from .Karen and Chad on June 3rd, 2012 1:39 PM

The obit is beautiful! Erin and Drew have such fond memories of John. Everytime he called and they answered the phone, he would tell them how beautiful they looked. They loved him and we will miss him so very much. Thank you John for helping us to build our home…Chad appreciated your help more than you will ever know. I wish we could have had a chance to say good-bye

Condolence from Bill and Doreen Mate on June 3rd, 2012 1:42 PM

Our heart and prayers are with you Judy in love and sympathy. We’re so glad we had the oportunity to get to know John. He was a wonderful person and loved by all who knew him especially our family Chad, Karen, Erin and Drew. When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. He will be missed.

Condolence from Carol Lynch on June 3rd, 2012 1:43 PM

Judy I am so sorry. My thought’s and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Cathy Encil on June 3rd, 2012 3:00 PM

my thought’s and prayer’s are with you all in this time of sorrow.john you will be missed by all those whose live’s you have touched, rest in peace cousin, love Cathy

Condolence from Glen McTeer on June 3rd, 2012 3:05 PM

So sorry to hear of John’s passing! Always enjoyed the time we spent being neighbours and friends. You both were a true asset to the neighbourhood and John will be missed. Our thoughts are with you Judy at this time — Glen McTeer and Tara

Condolence from Nicky, Craig, Will and Katelyn Harris on June 3rd, 2012 3:45 PM

What I will always remember about John is his laughter! He had a joke for any subject. I am especially thankful that he and Judy would open their home to our family on Christmas Day. We enjoyed many and John and Judy were always the gracious, generous hosts. We are truly saddened by John’s passing. Judy, our thoughts are with you and his family during this difficult time.
He will be missed by many.

Condolence from Curtis and Denise on June 3rd, 2012 4:45 PM

Rest in peace John. You will be sadly missed. Our family gatherings will not be the same without you. You left us with fond memories. You will forever be in our hearts.

Condolence from Rachel on June 3rd, 2012 4:50 PM

Judy, my deepest sympathy for the loss of John. John was a big part of my family and our lives at the Cotterill household. He always made us laugh and put a smile on our faces. The compassion and love he provided will never go unforgotten, he will be forever in my heart.

Condolence from Curtis and Denise on June 3rd, 2012 5:00 PM

Our hearts are heavy with sadness of the loss of John. Our family gatherings will not be the same. Now, who is going to carve our turkey?. Your stories and jokes have left us with fond memories that we will cherish forever. You will be missed dearly and will remain forever in our hearts.

Condolence from judy tremblay on June 3rd, 2012 9:24 PM

Judy,My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Anne & Wally on June 3rd, 2012 10:13 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Judi, Uncle Frank, and all of John’s brothers and sisters. To say we know what you are going through does not begin to express how we wish you could have been spared this heartache. God give all of you the strength and love you will need to get through your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Pam Gibbs on June 4th, 2012 8:17 AM

Judy my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your life.

Condolence from Joan and Jamie Conyers on June 4th, 2012 10:29 AM

What we will remember most about John was his humor. His laughter was infectious!!! He saw the world in an unique way and could always rise above the bull and find something beautiful. Jamie and I were lucky to count you as a friend! You are loved, and will be missed.

Condolence from Shirley & Doug on June 4th, 2012 10:59 AM

My dear friend Judy, of all the things John loved in life you are the one he loved most. His life ambition was always to please you. He will be missed by everyone that new him. I will miss you Dutchman, you were her rock, and know I will always be there for Judy when she needs me. Luv Shirley

Condolence from Mieke Dortmans on June 4th, 2012 12:53 PM

Judy, Uncle Frank, Rick, Mary, Joanne, Frank, Bob, Helene, Greg, Ron, Patricia, and Karen, my deepest condolences. So very sad. I won’t be able to be there, but you, and John, are very much in my thoughts. Love always, Mieke

Condolence from Marilyn O’Hara on June 4th, 2012 1:44 PM

Dear Judy & Family May happy memories warm your heart and caring friends surround you with comfort.My prayers are with you.John was such a wonderful person and caring .He will be missed.

Condolence from Sandi Harvey on June 4th, 2012 3:22 PM

My heart and prayers are with you Judy and with your family. Although I have known John for just a short time, I found him to be a very kind and caring person. May all your memories of him be very fond ones. Just to let you know the memory that I have with John is when he came into the office at 5:30am on some days he would say good morning Sandi and I would reply the same but when I left in the morning I would say ‘good night John Boy’ and he would respond ‘Good night Sandi (from the Walton’s). His sense of humor was awesome.
Again my condolences to you Judy and the family.

Condolence from Mary-Anne (Hoevenaars) van der Walle on June 4th, 2012 4:06 PM

“Every tear that falls on God’s earth is seen by Him, and every sorrow is known to Him.” Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family, as you grief the sudden passing of your beloved John. Mary-Anne and Hans van der Walle

Condolence from Richard Gerofsky on June 4th, 2012 4:49 PM

I am so deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. John and I went through high school (Regina Mundi College) and university (Western) together, and (mis)spent countless hours getting in and out of trouble. We traded e-mails just a few weeks ago, after not having been in touch for over 30 years; I had looked forward to re-establishing contact with John, whose wit, sense of humour and deep, genuine caring made him a truly special person.

My heartfelt condolences to the Pepers family, with fond remembrance.

Condolence from Sandra Pollard on June 4th, 2012 5:16 PM

Sorry to read of the passing of John, my sympathy to Judy and family. My late husband George Pollard worked with him for many years at U-Need-A-Cab and always had a high regard for John. Sincerely, Sandra Pollard

Condolence from Rolly Rossiter on June 4th, 2012 6:35 PM

Judy my heart and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. John will be dearly missed by a lot of people. I will always remember his sense of humour and great one liners. I never knew there were so many Dutch Jokes.
Rolly & Rita

Condolence from Nancy Holland on June 4th, 2012 9:11 PM

I’ll remember his laugh, his grin, and his quick responses. My thoughts are with you dear friend.

Condolence from Wilma and Frank Malick on June 4th, 2012 9:23 PM

We are so sorry. We continue to pray for John and all of his loved ones and friends.

Condolence from Sue and Kim Gagnon on June 4th, 2012 9:30 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love from your Texas Cousin, Sue ( and Kim)

Condolence from julius Nathoo on June 5th, 2012 7:00 AM

On behalf of the staff of Regina Mundi College, the boarding school which John attended in the 70’s, I send condolences to the bereaved family.
It was my privilege to have been John’s English teacher. I found him to be at all times a scholar and a gentleman. After a long absence I met him again last year and was pleased to note that he had not changed.

Condolence from James Warren Angus on June 5th, 2012 1:28 PM

So sorry to hear of Johns passing. I knew him well from my years with U Need A. John was a great guy and was loved by his multitude of friends. He will be sorely missed by all those lives he touched.

Condolence from John and Cindy Shales on June 5th, 2012 2:10 PM

Judy, we are so sorry for your great loss. John was a wonderful guy. He loved you deeply and he also cared very much about everyone around him. He gave freely of himself, he was so generous with his time and support, you could always count on John when you needed a friend. His ever present sense of humour was so uplifting for us all. The world was a just a better place when John was with us. It was an honour and a privilege to be his friend and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with you Judy.

Condolence from Sharon (Martin) Clark on June 6th, 2012 1:28 AM

John always had a welcoming smile and warmth about him that let everyone know he was a friend. He was the person you could call anytime and he would offer support. I am honored to have known him. He will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

Condolence from kamal Delsooz on June 6th, 2012 1:22 PM

Dear Pepers family,
I am deeply sorry for your lost one.
John was a great guy.
My heartfelt condolence to his family and friends.
We had very good memories from John.
We will miss him and he will always stay in our mind and heart.
Best Regards,

Kamal Delsooz

Condolence from Jacquie Loyens on June 6th, 2012 2:51 PM

I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My heartfelt condolences are sent out to you. Take care of yourself. Jacquie(Nuyten)Loyens.

Condolence from Anthony Pepers (Son of Ben & Marja-Australia) on June 8th, 2012 7:48 PM

My thoughts are with the family at this time. I did not know my cousin except through conversations between Uncle Frank and my parents. Understanding the grief of loosing somebody so young still saddens me even if the connection of family has not been strong or as often as we would hope. My warmest wishes to all who have been touched by John’s passing.

Condolence from Ken + Verna and Family on June 9th, 2012 12:44 AM

Dear Uncle Frank + dearest Cousin’s,

John will never be forgotten. As we grew up through our younger years John always had us in stitches with his quick wit and happy demeanor. So very sorry for the loss that all of your family is going through. We will make further contact when we return from Holland.
Ken + Verna

Condolence from Mary-ann Pepers on June 11th, 2012 5:56 AM

Uncle Anton, and dearest cousins, we were all shocked to hear of the sudden death of our cousin John. Although we didn’t know him well, we still have the fondest memories of when he was in Holland, amongst us, and our heart goes out to you all, especially ‘ome Anton’. We feel so far away and unable to help in any way, but do know that we are thinking of you, and that you all live in our hearts.
The Pepers family in Holland: Jan and Josine, and their children Cass, Mary-ann, Susan and Leonie, plus partners and children.

Condolence from Mary-ann Pepers on June 11th, 2012 6:04 AM

And dear Uncle Frenk, my grief was so overwhelming that I unintentionally called you uncle Anton instead of uncle Frenk. Unforgiveable, but at the same time a slight smile creeps onto my face- mum would say a typical Pepers mistake to make. I hope you do forgive me, and we do hope to see you once again in Holland. With lots of love, Mary-ann

Condolence from dot bourgeois on June 25th, 2012 1:01 PM

Judy…you are in my thoughts and prayers…God bless…..dot bourgeois

Condolence from Steve Fodemesi on May 22nd, 2013 12:43 AM

John was always there for me during our years in Regina Mundi College and UWO. He had a terrific sense of humour and we shared a keen interest in anything to do with cars. He taught me to drive a standard on his parent’s old VW bug! We hung around a lot during those years and he was an usher at my wedding to Cathy.
Since moving to Alberta in 1979, we got together on a few occasions, the last time was at my Dad’s funeral in 2003. We talked about hanging out more often after retirement. Sadly, I shouldn’t have waited so long. Now, all I’ll have are the memories of the great times we had.
Cathy and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of John to the ones he loved. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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