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John MacFarlane

John MacFarlane

Saturday, March 2nd, 1968 - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Obituary

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to announce the unexpected passing of John Blair MacFarlane with family by his side at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on December 25, 2019. John is a well-known and much-loved member of the Milton Community, having built many lifelong friendships growing up, through years of participation in Scouting and employment in town. John has spent the last 5 years happily working at Milton Evergreen Cemetery combining his compassion for people and appreciation of the great outdoors. Our Gentle Giant had a passion for all creatures great and small bar non, having rescued many an unsuspecting spider or insect from imminent danger. John was never too busy to stop and greet you with a friendly word or joke, truly caring for how you are and how you’ve been. He made a point of leaving people with a smile and feeling good about themselves. John will be greatly missed by many. As John’s family we have been blessed to have such a wonderful, caring, compassionate Son, Brother, Uncle and Great Uncle in our lives. We are thankful for every moment shared John and will hold you in our hearts forever. Predeceased by Mom Sylvia MacFarlane, Deeply missed by Dad Rod MacFarlane, Sister Janice Walker and Brother In Law Al Kruse, Brother Aaron and Sister in Law Rebecca (nee Poff), Nieces and Nephews, Kaylea and Steve Azevedo (nee Walker), Ryan Walker, Kyle MacFarlane, Lauren MacFarlane, Cameron MacFarlane and Great Nephew Austin Azevedo.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the McKERSIE-KOCHER FUNERAL HOME 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-4452 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 starting at 10 am with the memorial service following at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of John to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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David Featherstone

Posted at 02:58pm
Dave Featherstone here. I have known John for more than 40 years. We met through 5th Milton Scouts where our dads were both Cub leaders with the great Gilles Laframboise and Tom Bounsall. Coming back to Scouting after university, I vividly recall the image of John sitting in the great white open in a T-shirt while little ol' me was getting close to hypothermia in full winter garb at -20 C! Gilles did a great job recounting our times with the Four Seasons Anglers and Hunters Fishing Club - great reminders of good work and good times. John and I drifted apart and I moved out of the Milton area. He reached out to me when my Dad passed and it provided great comfort. We really reconnected early in 2019 after John and my Mom had a nice talk out of the blue! For the rest of the year, we weekly (at least!) shared our health tribulations (I had a rough 2018 to put it lightly) and talked about life in general. He loved talking about his work and hanging out with Dad. And had a very spiritual side I hadn't seen before (no doubt, that's on me for not seeing it lol)! We both thought we had put our health cares behind us and, as John put it, "now we can work on getting old!" Ach...absolute punch in the gut on Boxing Day when I heard the news...earlier in the day, I had messaged John to let him know how getting back in touch was one of the best parts of 2019 for me. So saddened that we could not continue this reconnection but so blessed that we were able to reconnect. Will raise a toast to his honour at sunset at the Mill Pond when it warms up - we'd talked about catching that sunset! I'll miss you, John - thanks for all, my old friend! Thanks to all who spoke so eloquently and passionately at his service today...please take care of each other in this difficult time.
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Michele & Ray

Posted at 08:21pm
John, Were saddened and sorry to hear of your passing. You will be missed, as you had touched many lives. Planting a tree in your memory seems like something you would like because you loved nature. May you rest in peace.
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Kara and Colleen Clement

Posted at 07:21pm
Thinking of your family and sending our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. John's memory will live on forever in the love we share for him
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Barbara Blackadar

Posted at 04:15pm
Dear John, ever alive in my memory, ever close to nature, ever sharing your deep compassion for all of us. Rest well.
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Frank Holt

Posted at 03:40pm
I am saddened by the news of John’s passing. He was a good soul who enjoyed life. I have fond memories of him building a signal tower and a catapult during time in Scouts Canada together. We tested the design and action of the catapult in our driveway! I will miss his daily Facebook messages. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
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