Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
passed away peacefully
at Belleville General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer
at the age of 62 years.
He was a friend, a father and an inspiration to all he knew and will be
missed by a large circle of family and friends.
John was born in Toronto and raised in Rednersville, Ontario and was the son of the late Harold Francis Conner and Bertha Marion McCordick. He received his education at Rednersville S.S.2 and the Belleville Collegiate Institute where he played on the school football team. John was the cherished Husband and Soul mate of Debi (nee Doone) for 41 years. John and Debi met in 1973 and married in 1978. Their beautiful daughter Ashlea was born in 1982. John and Ashlea were best friends and a father could not be more proud as John was of Ashlea. John is survived by his sister Vetha (Dave Pashley) of Janetville, Brother-in-Law Jim (Diane) and Sister-in-Law Lorna of Stratford. John will forever be missed by his nephews Brent Giles (Rebecca), Dallas Morphy and Nieces Erica Stewart (Jay) and Melissa Doone. He was so loved by his Great-Nephews Gage, Blaine, Jack, Nash, Jace, Anderson, Colby and Great-Niece Lily. He will be sadly missed by his devoted dog Finnegan. In 1975 he began his employment with Hydro One as an Electrical Operator. Over the course of 33 years John worked in many locations across Ontario. Starting in Ranney Falls and finishing his career in Barrie at the Ontario Grid Control Centre. John won a coveted Presidentís Award in 2003. Upon his retirement, John and his beautiful wife Debi retired back to Prince Edward County where he completed their dream home in the woods. John was a member of the Masonic Lake Lodge #215, serving as Treasurer and was deeply honored to be a member of this historical Brethren. John was a supporter and actively involved in the Prince Edward County Stewardship, a group that works toward maintaining a healthy environment in The County for the Land, Water and Wildlife. John was an avid Sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and anything to do with the great outdoors.
John will live forever in the memories of those who knew him and in the hearts of those who loved him.
A Memorial Service will be held on
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
at the Picton United Church, 10 Chapel Street, Picton, ON at 1:00 p.m.
Friends may visit with the family at the church from 12:00 until time of service.
There will be a Celebration of Life to follow at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton, Ontario.
Internment at Belleville Cemetery will follow at a later date.
lieu of flowers, John had requested donations be made to the
Belleville General Hospital ICU Department. Online donations may be made directly
Arrangements entrusted to the
Ainsworth Funeral Home,
288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington (613)399.3177