Peacefully at his home on Friday, July 1, 2022 of Seaforth at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Rowe) for 58 years. Cherished father of Carrie Debrone (Bill Driedger) of Kitchener and Cameron MacDonald (Karen Catton) of Nova Scotia. Loving Papa of Amie (Sean), Miles, and Anna (Jared). Dear brother-in-law of Patricia “Pat” Rowe. Predeceased by parents Mabel (Layton) and Orlin MacDonald, and son-in-law John Debrone.
John had a long-standing teaching career of over 28 years. He taught at schools in Toronto, Stratford, and Waterloo. John was a talented woodworker. He designed the workshop at the former King Lear Public Sr. School (now Avon Public School) in Stratford. John and Dorothy lived in West Montrose for over 30 years. He was a skilled carpenter and always had a project on the go, whether it was a piece of furniture, a decorative item or completing home renovations.
In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held Huntingford Christ Church Anglican Cemetery. Donations to Skills Ontario or your local Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.