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1931 John 2024

John Penelton

May 1, 1931 — April 26, 2024


Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary-Lou (Wilson), John’s wishes were fulfilled as he died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 26, 2024 in his 93rd year. Proud father of Ian (Tracy) and Paul (Cathy). Loving grandfather of Samantha, Brooklyn, and Kennedy. Born in Montreal on May 1, 1931, to parents Carman and Ruby Penelton, John spent his professional career as a salesman first for Avon Products, then for W.E Coutts Co. (which later became Hallmark) and retired in 2009 as an Aventi rep. Throughout his life John made Montreal; Saint John, NB; Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and finally Ottawa home with his wife and sons. John a proud Canadian, enjoyed travelling, Jazz, reading (geographical & historical), and more recently his many social activities of card games and bingo. John was an avid bird watcher who could name the nineteen species who visited his deck daily. A unique and creative person, affectionately known as GPJ around the farm, John has left a space in our lives where he filled it with entertaining and interesting memories. Special thanks for the kindness of the ROSSS PSW team and the St. Elizabeth’s nurses who visited and made John’s final days comfortable.

Friends may attend a memorial reception at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr., Kars on what would have been John’s Birthday Wednesday, May 1st from 4 to 7 pm.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, ROSSS, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

To send flowers to the family in memory of John Penelton, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Reception

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes - Kars Chapel

1610 Roger Stevens Drive, Kars, ON K0A 2E0

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