It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of John Thomas Metcalfe on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Gladys Metcalfe. Loving father of Keith Metcalfe (Kathy Reid) and Lynn (Orren) Simpson. Cherished grandfather of LeAnne Metcalfe (Randy) and Ashley (Michael) Desjarlais. Treasured great-grandfather of Reece St. Denis. Dear brother of Doris (Bevan) and survived by his sister-in-law Mavis. Predeceased by his brother Ken. John was a machinist and retired after 25 years of service at Imperial Oil. He was a member of the Sarnia Strangway Club and loved to play pool. John was a proper gentleman with a great sense of humour. He will be deeply missed by his family. Cremation has taken place. At John’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Sandra and Keith Graham
February 14, 2018 07:47pm
Gladys, Keith and Lynda. We are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Keith and I have fond memories of times spent with "Uncle" John from crossing the pond from England to nights spent at the BOC Club. I will always have a smile on my face remembering John dressed up as the Jolly Green Giant one Halloween! Our thoughts are with you all and we know you have lots of great memories to help you through this difficult time.
February 13, 2018 09:36am
To John's Family...please accept my condolences on behalf of Strangway Community Centre on John's recent passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Mike and Sandy Lunn
February 12, 2018 10:12am
Lynn, we are so saddened to hear of your great loss. Your dad was such an wonderful man. Bringing happiness to those around him. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. HUGS.
February 11, 2018 05:32pm
Gladys & Family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My mom, Jean Forbes, had great memories of playing pool with John at the Strangway Center...and we both enjoyed the jokes in the lunch room after. Thinking of you all during this tough time!
February 11, 2018 11:53am
My dear luv Gladys, I am saddened by the loss of your beloved John. He was a dear cherished friend and I have so many fond n funny memories of our times together in Florida. I know his buddy Jack is having a few laughs with him now over the fun in the pool hall. My love n sympathy to you n your lovely family.
- Ken and Dottie Newburn February 10, 2018 04:15pm
February 10, 2018 01:37pm
So sad to hear about your loss Glady and family May you all remember the good times with John . Sending hugs
February 8, 2018 01:45pm
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)
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