Peacefully surrounded by family, on Saturday August 6, at the age of 72. Leaves behind his wife Gisèle Larose, daughters, Tiffanie (Stacey Shufelt) and Anne Marie (Pierre Champagne), grand-daughters, Sydney and Allie, brothers, Michael (Marnie McCullough) and Paul (Marlene Simmons), nieces, Melissa and Jessica, nephew, David, as well as many other family members and friends. John enjoyed a quiet and simple life. His kindness and generosity towards his fellow humans and four-legged friends will be his greatest legacy. Family wishes to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nurses at the CHUS for their outstanding care and compassion during John's final days. A private interment will take place at a later date. In John's memory, donations to the CHUS Fleurimont Hospital Foundation or the Frontier Animal Society www.frontieranimalsociety.ca would be appreciated.