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63 Mimico Avenue
Toronto, ON M8V 1R2
Phone: 416-251-7531
Fax: 416-251-5236
John Downs

John Joseph Downs

Tuesday, January 21st, 1958 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with love and sadness that we announce the passing of John Downs Jr. on
November 10, 2020 at Toronto Western Hospital with his family by his side at age 62.
Predeceased by his father John Sr. and survived by his mother Betty, wife Mary-Lou,
sister Elizabeth (Douglas Barker), son Dereck and daughter Caitlin. Adored Uncle to
Sarah and William (Victoria). He will be missed by father-in-law Antonius and late Sybella
Deeder, brother-in-law Andreas Deeder (Zoriana Dutczak). He will be missed by
his cousins and many friends.

John was loving and generous to his family and friends with a great passion for hockey
and lacrosse. He will be missed by those whose lives he brought laughter and
brightness to. John graduated from New Toronto Secondary School and worked in the
family business J.J. Downs Industrial Plastics Inc. for over forty years.
Our many thanks to the staff at Toronto Western Hospital (6B and Neurology) for
their compassion and special care provided to John.

For visitation and funeral details, please visit: https://hoglefuneralhomes.com/
(RSVP required for visitation times on Hogles web site.)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto General & Western Foundation, Movement Disorders Research Fund.
Direct Gift To: other gift designation, Movement Disorders Research.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday November 13, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday November 13, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Mimico Chapel
    Address
    63 Mimico Ave.
    ETOBICOKE, ON M8V 1R2
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  • Private Family Service

    Saturday November 14, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday November 14, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    G. H. Hogle Funeral Home
    Address
    63 Mimico Avenue
    Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 1R2
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    Notes
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    Topic: John Downs Funeral Service
    Time: Nov 14, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Officiant
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  • Interment

    Saturday November 14, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday November 14, 2020
    Location
    Glen Williams Cemetery
    Address
    23 Prince St.
    Georgetown, Ontario
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    Notes
    Private Family Burial

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Dereth Perkins

Posted at 08:56pm
I am so sad and shocked to read of John’s passing. One of John’s friends from his Wexford hockey days, we had lost contact over the years. I miss his twinkling eyes and contagious laugh, and his good spirited personality. John was an amazing individual and I am sure he will be sorely missed. Deepest condolences to his family, his wife, his children, his mother and sister. Dereth Perkins
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jimmy

Posted at 02:24am
It is with great sadness . that I have lost a dear and good friend. I ask the Lord to please have mercy upon your soul for you were a very good man. James Michael Sokoluk
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Lynn Lorretta Pavlus

Posted at 10:08am
My deepest condolences to my Auntie Betty, cousin Elizabeth and her family, and Mary-lou and her family. Although we separated by distance and time, I've never forgotten how dear you all are to me.

With love, you niece Lynn Pavlus Vecchiarelli
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Lorraine Pavlus

Posted at 11:31am
Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Sincerely, Lorraine Pavlus
JW

Jim Wright

Posted at 10:04am
Jim and Terry Wright

We were deeply saddened to learn that John has passed. To Mary-Lou and the children, John was one heck of a great guy. We had some great times with John and we'll remember them forever.

To Betty, Liz and Doug our deep and heartfelt condolences. John will be deeply missed by anyone who knew him.

May he rest in peace.
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