John Allan Merrett

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John Allan Merrett

January 31, 1966 - June 5, 2021

In his 56th year John Merrett, suddenly as a result of a motorcycle accident, lost his life on Saturday, June 5th, 2021. Much loved son of Barb and George Lawrence and pre-deceased by his father Fred Merrett. Dear brother of Paul (Josie) and Scott (Jenn) and step brother of Jane (Chris). Cherished uncle of Massimo, Marco, Max and Jake and step uncle of Luke and Claire. Very special friend of Sandy George. John will be greatly missed by his family, aunts, uncles, cousins, Sandy, his motorcycle riding buddies, his lifelong friends and so many more. A service will be held at a later date. If desired donations may be made to the Northumberland Fare Share Foodbank or charity of your choice.

“Your smile will always be in our hearts”

Message Of Condolence

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Joanne Drury - June 19, 2021

George, Barb, Jane, Scott and Paul. Please accept my sincere condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss. Joanne

Nancy Duncan - June 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Don and Sally and Family - June 17, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Kathy Bridge-Ugolini - June 16, 2021

Barb, Sandy, and families. Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time in your lives. John's zest for life was quite intriguing. Our sincerest condolences to all of you. John will ride on in all of our hearts. Peace my friend.

Cindy & Dennis Sherwin - June 16, 2021

Our deepest condolences to all the family, John will be missed by many. RIP John

Jan & Norm Lundbohm - June 16, 2021

So sorry to hear about your son. It's not supposed to happen that way - he had so many more years! Jan & Norm

Arthur and Velma Joynt - June 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Lynda Skitch Oliver - June 15, 2021

Dear Barb and George…As a mother myself and someone who thinks the world of you two, I am feeling the pain of your unthinkable loss and just want to hug you..

Dave Tinney - June 15, 2021

To Johns family and friends. So sorry for your loss. So many memories I will never forget. He was a special person and a good friend.

Gina Brouwer - June 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Mark F - June 15, 2021

Barb, George, Paul, Scott and Jane. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

Bob and Henrietta MILLS - June 14, 2021

we are so sorry for your loss. you where given a special gift .he had the best parents he could have ever had .we try to protect them as long as we can .barb I feel for you I can remember when he came into your life how lucky you both where to have had the years together. his life was just not long enough . thinking of you h. mills

Audrey Molenaar - June 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to you Barb and family stay strong

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - June 14, 2021

Barb and George - we were so sorry to hear of your son's tragic passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

JOY HICKS - June 14, 2021

Dear Barb, George and Families - We are so sorry to hear of John's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jim Croft - June 14, 2021

Myself and the guys at work are all in shock - There's a void in our shop now without him - So sorry for your loss.

Susan & Dalt Spicer - June 13, 2021

Barb, George & Family - our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son, John. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

Andrea Broomfield-Doherty - June 13, 2021

Scott, Barb and Paul, Thinking of you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Andrea

Helen Silver - June 13, 2021

My deepest sympathy is extended to John’s family and friends. I was a co-worker of John when we met in GM’s North Plant. Also, brought a smile to everyone’s face. RIP John

Nancy Hompus - June 13, 2021

Barb and George, Hold on to memories and those who bring you strength.

Betsey Stanley - June 13, 2021

Barb & George. So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. This is never supposed to happen - losing a child is the most devastating experience. My thoughts are with you. Thank God you have each other & the family, to help share in this terrible time.

BARRY GRILLS - June 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

BARRY GRILLS - June 13, 2021

Barb, George and family. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. I treasure my memories that John and I shared. He will be missed. RIP John

Bonnie Sheridan - June 13, 2021

Barb, George and Family, our deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Ray & Bonnie

Robert Lenters - June 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy for your loss. We will ride in his honour Sunday, June 13th to commemorate a great guy.

Larry Byrnes - June 12, 2021

My sincerest condolences.I worked will John.He was quite the guy.

Linda and Jim Wong - June 12, 2021

Barb , George and family So sorry for your loss. I haven't seen John in years. But will never forget that smile or the twinkle in his eyes. Taken much to soon. Sending HUGS your way Linda

Mark and Cindy Bickle - June 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Mark and Cindy Bickle - June 12, 2021

Thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow. May all the great memories help everyone through this difficult time.

Jay Meade - June 12, 2021

Fond childhood memories of playing soccer with John. He was a good guy. Sending thoughts & prayers to all the family & friends @ this difficult time. RIP John. Jay Meade

Hank and Lynda Coyle - June 12, 2021

Barb and George- we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. No words can express what you must be going through. But just know that our thoughts are with you.

Colleen & Stan Walker - June 12, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers for comfort during this tragic loss. Stan and Colleen

Hank and Lynda Coyle - June 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Bob and Helen McCracken - June 11, 2021

So sorry to hear about John’s accident. Sending sincere condolences to Barb and George and family!

Allan and Debbie Elder - June 11, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Barb George and family at this sad time. May your happy memories sustain you through your immense grief. Allan and Debbie Elder

Jane and dale colbary - June 11, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of John’s death. He was a free spirit who lived life on his terms. Very sorry for your loss Rest In Peace

Al & Trish Junkin - June 11, 2021

John you will be missed, We had great times on bike night in Port Perry, Campbellford! Rest in peace my friend

Bill and Wendy McAllister - June 11, 2021

Barb and George, It's difficult to express the sorrow we feel upon the news of your Son John's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and family. Bill and Wendy

Janet Lowry hickey - June 11, 2021

No words..memories will hold us together. Hugs to John’s mom and brothers, and friends. Ride in Paradise John ride!!

Don and Mary Jones - June 11, 2021

Barb, George and Family ... Our hearts ache for you with this terrible loss. We send our prayers for strength, comfort and peace to see you through. You truly are in our thoughts. Don and Mary.

Wilbert Alls - June 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Brenda Woodward - June 11, 2021

Barb George and Sandy My deepest condolences to your family John’s bigger than life personality will live on with those who knew him Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

Barbara Rusk & Walter Smith - June 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Carol Dewey - June 11, 2021

My condolences in the loss of your son, Barb and George. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jane Sica and Ray Balciunas - June 10, 2021

Dear Barb George and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Pamela & Peter Ayres - June 10, 2021

Barb & George - Peter and I are so saddened to learn of John’s tragic death. No matter their age, our children are simply not supposed to leave this world before us. We pray for healing, strength and comfort in the days ahead. Pam & Peter

Nancy Fernhout - June 10, 2021

My deepest condolences. So very sorry for your loss

Francine and Andy Noble - June 10, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences Francine, Andy, Drew, Jason, Max

KEVIN BAKER - June 10, 2021

Barb, George, Paul, Scott and family. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

Paul and Kathy Hetherington - June 10, 2021

Barb and George we were saddened to hear the sudden death of John we always enjoyed meeting with him.

Wendy Scully - June 10, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to John's family, friends and loved ones. He was a long time patient of Port Perry Dental Associates and it was an honor to provide continued care for him over the years. We were so sorry to hear of his sudden passing. Rest in peace John, you lived life to the fullest! Sincerely, Wendy Scully (your Dental Hygienist)

SUE WRIGHT - June 10, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept my condolences.

LisaNuttall(Minifie) - June 10, 2021

So very sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and Sandy.

Coralee Jacobs - June 10, 2021

My sincere condolences.

Vern Chase and Pat Stapley Chase - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Vern Chase and Pat Stapley Chase - June 10, 2021

To Barb and George, we wish to extend to you and all of your family our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Pat and Vern

Doug & Judy Baker - June 10, 2021

Dear Barb, George and family - Our heartfelt condolences on the sudden and very tragic loss of John. Cherish all those happy memories - they will help you get through these sad times. Hugs. Doug & Judy

Bill & Sharon Gerber - June 10, 2021

Dear Barb, George & Family We were so very sorry to hear of your tragic and heartbreaking loss of your son. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have of John. These will be with you forever. Bill & Sharon

Susan Campbell - June 10, 2021

Barb, George, Paul (family), Scott (family) and Sandy (family) our deepest condolences in the sudden passing of John at this most difficult time. John is a unforgettable once in a lifetime personality. Dave and I are very fortunate to have had a lifetime friendship. RIP John your memory lives on.

Janet Smith - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Janet & Steve Smith - June 10, 2021

Dear Barb & George & Family We are so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Please know you are in our hearts & prayers. May fond memories bring you comfort and peace.

LYNDA AND MAURICE LEFEBVRE - June 10, 2021

Our deepest condolences to John's Family . We have good memories of John and his Love of Life .

Donna and Fred Cooke - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Mike & Kim Behan - June 10, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers at this difficult time.

Joan Greer - June 10, 2021

Paul, Josie and family Very sorry to hear of your loss. Sincerely Joan Greer.

Jane Mullins - June 10, 2021

Barb and George So very sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time Jane and Wayne Mullins

Elaine Hope - June 10, 2021

Dear Barb, George, and families, I am so sorry to hear of John’s sudden passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you ate in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all your family memories will be of comfort in the days to come. Elaine

Ella MacCulloch - June 10, 2021

Barb and George, We were so sorry to hear about John's passing. You have our deepest sympathies. Rae and Ella MacCulloch

Gayl Nelson - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Christ the Servant Church

Gayl Nelson - June 10, 2021

Hoping you find the strength you need to see you through this difficult time.

Lynn Wallace - June 10, 2021

Dear Barb, George, Paul, Scott & families. My deepest sympathy for the your sudden loss of John. I have known John since he was a mischievous little boy and when he was older he was always so friendly when he met you. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Hugs, Lynn.

Lynn Wallace - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Ron Linton - June 10, 2021

Barb and George. So sorry for your loss. Ron

Helen Ann Parker - June 10, 2021

Barb, I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Cherish your memories as they are something no one can take away from you.

Linda and David Tredree - June 10, 2021

Barb, George and family So sorry for your sudden loss of your son John. You are in our thoughts and may you find peace In days to come. Our sympathies are with you. Linda and Dave Tredree

Greg and Alex Upton - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Linda & Jim MacDonald - June 10, 2021

Barb & George, so sorry to hear about your loss. We don't know each other well, but we have sat together a few times at dinner theatre with Marg Denny and were very upset to hear of this. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in God's love. Take care.

Claudette Cowin - June 10, 2021

Barb, George and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your sudden loss of John. My sincere condolences to all of you.. Wishing you peace, and strength to help you cope with your grief. Cherish your precious memories. Claudette Cowin

Marie Hagerman - June 10, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew John from elementary school at Merwin Greer then onto Dale Road and Highschool. Always had a great big smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Mike & Kathy Voskamp - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Maureen Gignac - June 10, 2021

Our sincere condolences . I have so many fun memories of John when he was a child and as a young man . Our hearts go out to you and your family and to all of those who loved John. Big Hugs, Maureen and Peter

Anne and Paul Burnham - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb, George, Sandy and families, Loss is never easy but doubly hard when it is sudden and unexpected. We are thinking of you and wishing you strength and courage for the days ahead. May the caring thoughts of all who know you, support you through this. Anne and Paul Burnham

Gordon Garland - June 9, 2021

Barb. George @ family, as a friend , neighbour @ school mate we are very sorry for the loss of your son John. Our sympathy is with you at this time, sincerely Gordon and Lynne Garland

Rob Ferguson - June 9, 2021

So very sorry to hear about John's passing. Didn't even know him. But it's a terrible tragedy and I wish all who knew him peace.

Blaine Darling - June 9, 2021

So sorry to hear about John , my heart goes out to your family at this most difficult time.

Dixie & John Winkworth - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb,George & Family We were saddened to learn of John’s sudden & untimely passing. Hold tight to those great memories and may you all find strength & peace as you travel the way forward.Thinking of you.

Tracey Osborne-Lebel - June 9, 2021

John will be sadly missed by many. Our deepest condolences. David & Tracey Lebel

Tom, Keri, Leah and Sophie MacInnes - June 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Rupert and Marion Hartford - June 9, 2021

Our sympathy is with you at this time .

Dennis and Kerri Rogers - June 9, 2021

My thoughts and prayers goes out to John’s family . So sorry for your loss. I remember this guy like yesterday but I have not seen John for 30 years. RIP John.

John Olson - June 9, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family.

John Olson - June 9, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family.

Donna & Fred Cooke - June 9, 2021

Barb & George, Paul & family, Scott & family and Sandy & family Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time of the terrible accident & sudden loss of John. You will all have wonderful memories of your loving son & brother & friend & we hope these will comfort you during this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences to you all, Fred & Donna

Alma and George Beston - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb, George and Family, It is just so hard to have your son taken away by an accident at any age. We are very sorry for your loss. The grace of God and the Peace of Christ are with you always.

Alma and John Draper - June 9, 2021

Dear Barbara and George Although we didn't know your son, it is obvious John was a shining star, loved by so many, and in particular by you. What a terrible tragedy. So hard on you and your family. Remember the good times. Thinking of you at this sad time. Alma and John Draper

Suzanne Lanctot - June 9, 2021

My sincere condolences to you Barb and George and family, and to you Sandy George. May all the happy memories of John, sustain you all in your loss. Sincerely Sue Lanctot

Donna & Donald Robins - June 9, 2021

Barb, George, families, and Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your son John. Hold tight to the memories.

Don and Eleanor Ferguson - June 9, 2021

Dear Barbara, George and family, No words can express how sorry we are for your sudden, tragic loss. We hope that you can draw strength from your faith ,family and many friends. We did not know John but your grief touches us deeply. Don and Eleanor Ferguson

Barb & Tom Matthews - June 9, 2021

Barb and family, our deepest sympathy in the tragic loss of John. May you find comfort in your memories at this terrible time Barb & Tom Matthews

Barb and Ron Swallow - June 9, 2021

Barb and George Although we did not personally know John, we know that he was deeply loved by you and his family. Holding you close in our hearts, Barb and Ron

Ron & Barb Swallow - June 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Alex L and Tam G - June 9, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the whole family, Sandy, and friends. John was an amazing man, and a one of a kind friend. We will all miss him beyond words. The motorcycle community has lost a great man and one hell of a rider! Sincerely, Alex "TAZ" L, and Tam "Mistress" G.

Ann & Dick Raymond - June 9, 2021

Barb, George & Family. We are keeping your family in our prayers at this most difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

Fran Marsh - June 9, 2021

Barb and George. I did not know your son but, knowing you, I am sure he was much loved and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences on your loss.

Carol Lynn and Sharon Lynn-Weese - June 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Sharon Lynn-Weese and Carol Lynn - June 9, 2021

Barb, George, Scott, Paul and families and friends; We are so very sorry for the loss of John. I can't imagine how shocking and sad this must be for all who knew and loved him. May the special memories of John stay in your heart forever to help you get through his tragic passing. We are sending hugs and will be keeping you in our thoughts. Sincerely; Sharon Lynn-Weese and Carol Lynn

Murray & Lesley Waller - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb,George and family. We are so saddened by John’s accident. We remember him well with our boys in many Kinsman events.He was always a happy, very busy little boy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family. Love Murray and Lesley.

Ron Cowin - June 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Gary and Anne Parker - June 9, 2021

We send our heartfelt condolences to Barb, George, Paul, Scott, Sandy and their families at this sad time. May your memories bring you strength and comfort now and in the days to come. With loving thoughts, Gary, Anne, Stephen, Karen and families ❤

Wendy Bowman - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb and family we were very sad to hear of John;s accident. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May you draw your strength from God , to sustain you. Cherish and remember all the good times and hold them close to your hearts. Wendy and Rick

Les and Ann Day - June 9, 2021

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Les and Ann.

Chester and Diane Froncz - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb, George and family: We were shocked and saddened to hear of John's accident and untimely death. How very sad for his family and friends. We remember him as a baby and then a very active little boy.... somewhat mischievous but a very sweet kid ! Our sincere sympathy to his family and many friends, with love from Chester and Diane.

RUTH LANGMUIR - June 9, 2021

Dear Barb , George , Sandy & families I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of John. He will be missed by many who new him. When ever I seen him he always had story from Kinsmen kid days, and with his huge contagious smile made me laugh no matter what. My deepest condolence to all of you. Ruth Langmuir ( Warner)