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NORRIS: John of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On August 24, 2020 @ 5:21 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 81 Comments

NORRIS: John of Exeter

Suddenly at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the age of 76. Loving father of Catherine Norris and Kent Sweetman of Mississauga. Adored “grandpa” of Megan and Grace. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harry and Barb Norris, and Joyce and Bob Hume all of Mitchell, and Bill Egan of London. John will be sadly missed by his high school sweetheart Dianne Josling of Mitchell. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Annie (MacDougald) Norris and his sister Mary Egan.

He will be remembered for his over 50 years working as an accountant for multiple generations of Exeter area farmers, businesses, and families. John was one of the very first in the area to own a computer and remained on the cutting edge of technology but was always a country boy at heart. Often generous to a fault, giving freely of both his money and his time. He was a contributing board/committee member to many different worthy causes including the Ontario Bean Producers’ Marketing Board and the Agricultural Credit Corporation. John believed in the betterment of farming despite the reality that he did most of his “farming” from his BlackBerry. Exeter is a better place because of John’s contributions alongside his fellow Lions in the Exeter Lion’s Club. In more recent years he has enjoyed the chance to travel to various parts of the world with family and friends. Moving into a slower pace for John meant fishing trips, cruises and the most difficult decision of the day was which of his many vehicles to drive.

Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP with a time to attend the visitation. Please click “Register Now” below to register. A private funeral service will be held on Friday, August 28 at 1 PM. Though the service is private, the family invites you to join them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh. A Lion’s memorial service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening.  Interment at Roy’s Cemetery, West Perth.

Donations to the Exeter Lions Club, South Huron Hospital Foundation, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “NORRIS: John of Exeter”

Condolence from Wendy (Meidinger) Coleman on August 24th, 2020 6:02 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with John’s families and friends.
May your memories and pictures help with your grief.
Sincere sympathy to all.

Condolence from Glenn Phillips on August 24th, 2020 6:16 PM

Norris Family
Sorry to hear of Johns passing.Going to miss the fishing trips John sure loved them.

Condolence from Susan Pushelberg on August 24th, 2020 9:05 PM

We were saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a great guy I will miss seeing him around. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Condolence from Alex & Gail Glanville on August 25th, 2020 1:09 AM

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our condolences to the family. He will certainly be missed.

Condolence from Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade on August 25th, 2020 6:48 AM

To Catherine and family:
We were very shocked by John’s sudden passing. His obituary was right on.
Glad to have known him. He will be missed.

Condolence from Esther Hillman on August 25th, 2020 6:58 AM

My deepest sympathy!

Condolence from Evelyn Vincent on August 25th, 2020 7:36 AM

Catherine, Kent and family
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Exeter and area will miss John. May God grant peace and comfort during htis difficult time.

Condolence from Cathy Cade on August 25th, 2020 7:59 AM

So very very sorry. Thinking fondly of all of you.

Condolence from Al & Carole Preece on August 25th, 2020 8:00 AM

Dear Cathy and Norris family,
Sincere condolences at this most difficult time.He will be missed.
We were able to enjoy the “fun” side of John.He was always up for an adventure and we shared some memorable
We will miss you John….Rest in Peace.

Condolence from Allan McIntosh on August 25th, 2020 8:35 AM

Our condolences to the Norris family

Condolence from Pat & Laverne Wallace on August 25th, 2020 8:38 AM

Cathy & Family,The Norris Family and Dianne,our deepest sympathy to all of you.We are thinking of you in this time of sorrow. Pat & Laverne Wallace

Condolence from Dan & Julie Turkheim on August 25th, 2020 8:38 AM

So very sorry to hear of John’s passing, he was a good friend and I always enjoyed chatting with him at Lions, he will be missed.

Condolence from Paul & Beth Anstett on August 25th, 2020 9:16 AM

Catherine, Dianne & Norris family,
Our sympathies to you on the painful loss of John. He will be remembered fondly as a great businessman, mentor and friend. We will cherish the times that we have been in his company, whether discussing business or sharing service in Lions. John was a great humanitarian who served the community for 48 years as a Lion.
May he rest in peace.

Paul & Beth Anstett

Condolence from Mary ( Merryfield ) Burton on August 25th, 2020 9:56 AM

To Cathy and family, the Norris family and to Diane

I remember John from back in the day at Mitchell District High School, along with many of the folks mentioned!

John was devoted to his profession, to community service and to being a good friend.

May he rest in peace

Condolence from John L. Cox on August 25th, 2020 10:04 AM

My sincere condolences to John,s family, and all of his friends. I worked with John at Davies, Grant, Patterson, CA,s in London, in the period of late 60,s. He was always helpful and with a chucke, smile. God Bless. John L. Cox, Sandra Cox.

Condolence from Mary ( Merryfield ) Burton on August 25th, 2020 10:05 AM

From high school years in Mitchell to events in Exeter, we have known John in many roles.

To the Norris family and to Diane, we send sympathy.

Condolence from Rick & Marilyn Vandenbussche on August 25th, 2020 10:21 AM

To the Norris family and friends: our deepest sympathy on John’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. The pictures are great memories of days gone by!

Condolence from Anne & Ted Kernick on August 25th, 2020 10:33 AM

To the Norris family & Diane,

We were shocked & sad to hear John had passed away. He will be missed in the community.
He was a superb accountant & a great curling teammate on the Thursday Night challenge team.
Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Rob and Kim Dearing on August 25th, 2020 10:38 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Norris family.

Condolence from Anita Compston on August 25th, 2020 11:13 AM

Dear Catherine, Kent, Megan, Grace, and Norris Family

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dennis, Anita & Alison

Condolence from Betty Dale on August 25th, 2020 11:39 AM

My condolences to John’s family
He will be missed

Condolence from Ethan and Joanna Wallace on August 25th, 2020 11:45 AM

Our condolences to Dianne and all of John’s family. Be it in the field, the office or at OBG, John was always willing to talk and offer advice, he will be missed.

Ethan and Joanna Wallace

Condolence from Fran Lachance on August 25th, 2020 11:50 AM

May Deepest Sympathy to the Norris family and Diane.
He was a great boss, very caring and patient. He will be missed.

Fran and Dan Lachance

Condolence from Michael & Judy Skochinski on August 25th, 2020 11:50 AM

I’ll miss the beers on the patio and our many phone conversations. I’ll remember the awesome convertible Mustang while John wore shades. He was a cool dude! Our sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Larry Ballantyne on August 25th, 2020 12:50 PM

So sorry for your unexpected loss.
John and I had some great office visits and good times together. He will be missed.

Condolence from Jon & Chelsey on August 25th, 2020 1:10 PM

Sending condolences to John’s loved ones. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jon and Chelsey Passmore

Condolence from Bert Vorstenbosch Audrey. on August 25th, 2020 1:39 PM

Our Condolences to the Family and Dianne Josling.

Condolence from Carolyn and Gerald Johns on August 25th, 2020 1:51 PM

He was a wise business man and respected by many. He was also a great supporter of the Exeter Curling Club.
He will be missed.

Condolence from Wendy Johnson on August 25th, 2020 2:21 PM

Catherine, Kent, Megan and Grace, so sorry to hear of your dad’s sudden passing. Many blessings and love to you.

Condolence from Doug and Judy Dalrymple on August 25th, 2020 3:05 PM

So sorry to hear about John.He will be missed at the coffee shop.Had many laughs with him

Doug and Judy

Condolence from Fred Miller on August 25th, 2020 3:12 PM

To the Norris family & Diane

Our deepest sympathy on hearing the news of John’s death.
We where fortunate to have John as our account for many years,
and always enjoyed our office visits.

Fred Miller & Elaine Stephen-Miller

Condolence from Reiny Freiter on August 25th, 2020 3:23 PM

Dianne and Norris Family
Deepest sympathies on John’s passing. A great individual. His presence will definitely be missed.

Condolence from Rita Christie on August 25th, 2020 3:24 PM

I will miss John’s wave as he and Dianne drove by in his convertible while I was out scouting for bobolinks and other birds.
I wish this gentle man a peaceful rest..

Condolence from Eric & Bonnie (Barker) Norris on August 25th, 2020 3:40 PM

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Way back in the day, John and I would get together after the annual Norris Reunion and head out for the evening looking for trouble. Never found much but enjoyed ourselves trying. Over the years we haven’t kept in touch but all these messages say that John has had a full and satisfying life. My condolences – from distant cousin Eric

Condolence from Dennis & Joan Duncan on August 25th, 2020 3:43 PM

Catherine & family, Harry & Barb, Joyce and Bob, and Dianne, our deepest sympathy to all of you. John’s friendly nature and goodwill will be missed by family and friends. It was always a pleasure to visit John at his office with Dad and then just Joan and I. We shared some good laughs over the years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Jeannie ( Johns) Elliott on August 25th, 2020 6:23 PM

So many fond memories flood my mind of this kind , wonderful man. I can honestly say I have known this wonderful guy my entire life. A true professional but most of all a true friend and neighbour to the Johns family. My heart goes out to all of you. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.

Condolence from Don& Edith Lewis and family on August 25th, 2020 6:31 PM

To John’s family and friends,

We are very sorry that John’s Journey has ended.
John was great guy, always a smile and a wave.
He will be missed at A&W if things ever get better again.
He was one of the morning gang.
R.I. P. John

Condolence from Doug and Eunice Taylor on August 25th, 2020 7:09 PM

We are sorry to hear about John’s passing. We have known him for many years. When Cathy was young we spent a lot of time with her parents. They were good friends and close neighbours. Cathy spent about four years growing up at our house playing with our two sons. At an early age we knew Cathy had inherited her dad’s skill with Math and were not surprised that she followed in his footsteps as an accountant! We have relied on John to take care of accounting and doing the Canada Revenue work for years. He was very good at advising us and we appreciated his help. He will be missed!

Condolence from Shawn McFalls and Carrah Templeman on August 25th, 2020 8:09 PM

We are very sorry to hear of John’s passing…He was a long-time supporter of the Exeter Curling Club and it was always an enjoyable game when we faced him and the rest of the Thames Road Crew. Our condolences…

Condolence from Jack and Nancy Storey on August 25th, 2020 8:13 PM

We were saddened to hear of John’s passing . Our condolences to John’s family, friends and loved ones.

Condolence from Tracy McLennan on August 25th, 2020 8:30 PM

To the Norris family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your father/grandfather. Mr. Norris was a supporter of South Huron District High School’s curling team and, in the past, helped sponsor the students’ team jackets. We appreciated his extreme generosity and I know his presence within the Exeter community will be sincerely missed.

Condolence from Eric and Elizabeth Campbell on August 25th, 2020 8:54 PM

To the Norris family, and Dianne,

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the shocking passing of John… We will miss him as a friend, our longtime
accountant, and an outstanding customer…It was always a pleasure having our chats about business and life in general. Along with some laughs!

Rest In Peace John…. Hope you are riding in a convertible with the top down, sunglasses on and enjoying the breeze!

Eric and Elizabeth Campbell

Condolence from George & Joyce Vivian on August 25th, 2020 9:32 PM

All of John’s Family, and Loved Ones: We were sadden and shocked at the passing of John. Our sympathy to you at this time. Treasure your memories.

Condolence from Bob and Sally Johns on August 26th, 2020 6:45 AM

We extend our deepest sympathy. Not only did we have the pleasure of farming with John for many years, he was our accountant, neighbour and friend. He will truly be missed.

Condolence from Kate Sparrow on August 26th, 2020 7:11 AM

Cathy, Kent, Megan and Grace,

Our family and friends of Streetsville United Church are thinking of you during this time. With our love and sympathy,

Kate and Bruce Sparrow

Condolence from Christopher Keller on August 26th, 2020 12:34 PM

Thoughts and prayers to John’s family. I will personally miss him at Lions meetings and looked up to him as a senior member and how he carried himself. I will never forget the night he had a meeting at his house and he challenged us to try a little sample from each one of his bottles stocked in his bar. For those who knew his inventory, you can imagine how that night turned out!

Sincere Sympathy to all,

Chris Keller, Shelly Campbell & Family.

Condolence from Hugh & Jan Scott on August 26th, 2020 1:28 PM

Please accept our sympathy to all of the family. John will be missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Walter and Ssndra McKenzie on August 26th, 2020 1:53 PM

The Norris family and Diane

Very sorry to learn of John’s passing. John was well respected and great decision maker. John was a great asset on the bean board and will certainly miss the discussions we had when our paths would cross. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Walter and Sandra McKenzie

Condolence from Marie & Garry Kechnie on August 26th, 2020 2:59 PM

We have known John for many years and will truly miss his great smile and knowledge. Our condolences to all of the family.

Condolence from Marilyn Wallace-Day on August 26th, 2020 3:39 PM

My sincere condolences to John’s family and friends. Rest in peace, John!!!
Marilyn Wallace-Day

Condolence from Wayne Becker & Carolyn Rose on August 26th, 2020 3:47 PM

Cathy, Kent and girls & Dianne

There is no words to ease the pain of loosing such a wonderful man. John was the kindest soul anyone could as for as a friend. After being introduced by a special, mutual friend 20 yrs ago, John often mentioned I was the son he never had. Most recently I had the pleasure of working with John at the family farm cleaning up the shed. I never knew what he vehicle was going to show up in. We shared many stories, some of laughter some on a serious note. John you will always hold that special place in our hearts RIP my friend/ “Dad”

Condolence from Dan Sceli on August 26th, 2020 7:00 PM

The Norris Family and Dianne
My sincere condolences. I am fortunate to have known John as a friend and a professional. John shared with me wisdom he earned from his 50 years as an accountant and he introduced me to curling. John will be missed at the office.
My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Janice ( Christie) Middleton on August 26th, 2020 7:52 PM

My condolences to John’s Family. I trust that a life time of happy memories will sustain and comfort you.

I am a former neighbour and fellow student at SS# 5 Hibbert School.

Janice (Christie) Middleton

Condolence from Betty Lou Norris on August 26th, 2020 8:53 PM

My sincere condolences on John’s passing.

Condolence from Lawrence and Karen (Norris) Bergsma & Family on August 26th, 2020 9:01 PM

Sending you our deepest sympathy on the passing of John.

Condolence from Trevor & Christina Johns on August 26th, 2020 9:01 PM

Our condolences to the Norris family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Joyce Black, Shari and Shelly on August 26th, 2020 9:31 PM

Cathy and family, Norris family and Dianne
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of John and he will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors. We have known John for many years and he always had time for a chat. Sincere sympathy to each of you at this sad time and take care of each other.

Condolence from Bill & Barb Worden on August 27th, 2020 8:40 AM

So saddened to hear of John’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in peace John.

Condolence from steve goettler on August 27th, 2020 9:45 AM

John was an immense help to our family, and to our companies over the years. He was a “top-shelf” chap. Our condolences to his family and Diane. Stephen and Vivi Goettler, Dublin, Ont.

Condolence from Bill and Louise Pincombe on August 27th, 2020 9:46 AM

Cathy and family
So sorry to learn of John’s passing. What a shock! We have great memories of our trip to South America with him. Lot s of laughs and that hat he is wearing on the Ondrejicka website was a special moment in a huge produce market. Keep you memories dear and know we’ll be thinking of you.

Condolence from Brenda Dow Mason on August 27th, 2020 10:53 AM

To all of John’s family, friends and business associates -our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Condolence from Bill& Pat Noakes on August 27th, 2020 10:53 AM

to the Norris family

So sorry to hear of John`s passing. Both Dennis and Laura learned to curl thru the junior program he helped to support and Laura still helps with junior curling. John always had time to talk with you. He was a amazing man.

Condolence from Joyce Doupe on August 27th, 2020 11:04 AM

My sincere sympathy to the Norris Family and Dianne.
I remember John as a hard-working and generous boss, who cared deeply for his entire family.
I hope the memories you have of him will comfort you in the weeks ahead.

Condolence from Bill and Pamela Reid on August 27th, 2020 11:45 AM

So sorry for your loss.Bill and Pamela Reid (Inner Urban Home)

Condolence from John Beimers on August 27th, 2020 12:00 PM

To Dianne and Norris family;
It was a shock to hear of John’s passing. John was a great friend ,had many good times with John both socially and in business where he was my advisor and always ready to help. He will be missed. May God grant comfort and peace in the coming days

Condolence from Ellen Hodgins (Simpson) on August 27th, 2020 12:17 PM

Joyce and your family…so sorry to hear of John ‘s passing. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Susie Elliott on August 27th, 2020 4:28 PM

So sorry to all the Norris family on the loss of John . He will always be remembered by the Elliott family as a caring , loyal accountant who became our friend also . He will be deeply missed . Remember all the wonderful memories and thinking of you at this difficult time .

Condolence from Shahin and Mathieu Allard on August 27th, 2020 4:34 PM

To Cathy and Family, Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Sending all of you our deepest condolences and prayers for strength. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Condolence from Pete & Teresa Rowntree & family on August 27th, 2020 7:02 PM

we were very saddened to here of John’s passing . Our sincere condolences to all of your family

Condolence from Keith Dianne on August 27th, 2020 8:30 PM

Cathy & Family The Norris Family and Dianne: So very sorry for your loss,

Deepest Sympathy to all. Rest in Peace John

Hugs Ernie & Dianne Ahrens

Condolence from Heather (McPhail) Burrow on August 27th, 2020 8:36 PM

My condolences to the Norris family. My father lived across the road from the Norris family and John was my father and mother’s trusted accountant for many years. May your memories give you comfort during this time.

Condolence from Marian and Will on August 28th, 2020 12:28 PM

Catherine, Kent, Dianne, Harry, Barb and family – Our hearts are with you.
It was such an honour to know John and we’re so very sorry he flew west so suddenly.
Tailwinds to him and peace to you.

Condolence from Bill and Joyce Eidt on August 28th, 2020 1:29 PM

Dear Norris Family and Dianne: We would like to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Brenda Dayman on August 28th, 2020 5:28 PM

I was shocked to see of John’s passing. Always enjoyed my chats with him. He was a smart man!
Deepest sympathy to all his family & friends!

Condolence from Ron and Karen Simpson on August 28th, 2020 7:51 PM

We were very saddened to hear of John Passing , so sorry for your loss are condolences

Condolence from JOHN A LAMONT on August 28th, 2020 8:06 PM

Cathy & Kent, Joyce & Bob, Harry & Barb:
So sorry hear about John. His obituary proves that his, was a life well-lived. He made a difference and he will be missed.
Kathie and John, Jay & Neil Lamont

Condolence from Wayne and Hazel MacLeod and daughter Samantha on August 29th, 2020 2:10 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy!
John did all of our personal and business tax accounting for 46 years. He was always generous with his time and advice. We often made time to chat and reminisce about family and friends. Although we first met when John started doing our taxes, we will remember him as a dear friend.

Condolence from Lynda Wilkey on August 29th, 2020 8:14 AM

Sorry to hear of John’s sudden passing. I have many fond memories at the curling club. He will be missed.
Lynda Wilkey

Condolence from Jeff and Yvonne Van Soest on August 31st, 2020 8:50 AM

Our sincere condolences to the Norris family and Dianne with John’s sudden passing.

Condolence from Alec and Valeri Scott on September 3rd, 2020 8:40 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family and close friends. Our thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

Condolence from karen thompson on September 3rd, 2020 8:10 PM

rip john norris rest in peace sorry to see u go

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