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John Ross Eagleson

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John Ross Eagleson

July 20, 1939 - October 28, 2023

Born on July 20, 1939 John grew up with his parents, John Gerald and Helen Eagleson just outside of Grafton by the Eagleson bridge (aptly named after his father) where he lived all of his life. He met his beloved wife Monica (Jane) at an early age and the two of them began their life together with daughter Dale and son Greg Eagleson. Their lives were busy with John and the kid’s playing baseball and hockey along with many great family camping trips to Shelter Valley. John also enjoyed many rounds of golf at the “Mill” with his close friends. John was very outgoing with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humour. He spent his early adult years working with his father at Eagleson Sand and Gravel, in later years becoming the Eagleson dump. John later worked part time for the township of Haldimand and was able to enjoy many wonderful vacations in Barbados where he and Monica (Jane) made wonderful memories with their many friends on the island. John was also a life long member of the Grafton Legion, Branch 580. John was pre-deceased by his father John Gerald Eagleson, mother Helen Eagleson, wife Monica (Jane) Eagleson, daughter Dale Curtis and son-in law Rod Curtis. He is survived by son Greg (Karen) Eagleson and grand daughters Tera Drost (Jason), Danielle Eagleson, Erinn Ricica (Mike), grandsons Ryan Curtis (Carmen), Ty Curtis (Chanel), and by cherished great grandchildren Westan, Keegan, Lincoln, Brooke, Reid, Kimberly, Brandt, Fendt, Mikayla and Allyson. John will be missed dearly. We all loved you so much.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of John may do so to the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Grafton.

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Richard and Silvi Hall - November 22, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Liz - November 10, 2023

Sorry to hear about johns passing great guy

S McKenzie & G de Vries - November 9, 2023

Condolences from our Family. We were a young couple when we bought Johns family home. John and Jane were great neighbours. We have missed them living next door for many years now. Sue and Gord

Jeanne Bell - November 9, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Bob Lafleche - November 7, 2023

Very sorry to hear of John's passing. I ref'd many hockey games with him. He was a great guy and always had a smile.

Brenda Keller - November 7, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Rick & Silvi Hall - November 7, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Laurie Deviney and Jim Martin - November 6, 2023

John was a great guy and I always enjoyed seeing he and Jane always together at community events. He had a quick wit and a quick smile. Our condolences to the family. He has made some great memories.

Tammy Brown - November 6, 2023

Sorry for the loss of John. I knew John for a few yrs when I worked at cobourg Retirement. We shared many stories and lots of laughs. John was a very sweet man . I will treasure my memories. R.I.P John

Judy Rahme & Joan Rahme - November 5, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to you. We have many fond memories of John

Amy Quinn - November 4, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Jane Goody - November 4, 2023

I had many good laughs with Jane and John. My thoughts are with you all.

JEANNE Bell - November 3, 2023

My sincere condolence to John's family with his passing,long time family friend and my deepest sympathy go out to his family ,thinking of you all with lots of love ❤

Carolyn Farrell - November 3, 2023

Condolences to all of the family.

Linda and Thomas Constable - November 3, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

George Quigley - November 3, 2023

Greg and family, Ryan, Erin, Ty ..so sorry to hear of JR's death. Have know him for many years from our visits to Aunt Helen and Uncle Jerry's house. I am sure you have many happy memories, JR had a great life.

Gaye and Gail Hoskin - November 2, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Rolf & Linda Sturzenegger - November 1, 2023

Greg, Ryan, Erinn, Ty and all the family, our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. John will be remembered fondly and missed by all.

Rosie and Dave Cromlish - November 1, 2023

Our deepest condolences go to the family of John. He was a wonderful man with an endearing fun personality. We all loved John at the Township of Haldimand, then becoming Alnwick Haldimand, for his help on many things throughout the years. A man who you could count on. There was never a day he wouldn’t come in with a big smile to make your day and always leaving with a skip in his step. May you rest well now John for all your giving throughout the years, and your heartaches of recent years. I know how happy you will be to see Jane, Dale and all the other friends and family you have lost along the way. I can picture Jane and your daughter running to give you those long wished for hugs. It will be a party for sure. Enjoy my friend, you deserve nothing but bliss.

Paul & Janice Hall - November 1, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Barb & Wayne Linton - November 1, 2023

So sorry to hear John has passed. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

George and Jean Fitchett - November 1, 2023

Greg, Karen and all of Johns family . Sincere condolences. John was a friend who always had a smile .

Tracey & Jim Loveless - November 1, 2023

Sorry to hear of John's passing. So many memories of him through the Legion and my parents. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kim Gordon - October 31, 2023

John and Jane were always kind to my children and I and made us feel welcome to sit and talk to them at Church. Sincere condolences on your loss.

Carroll Mallory - October 31, 2023

Thinking of John's family at this sad time. We have many fond memories of John. He was well respected in the Church and community.

Beth Goddard - October 31, 2023

Dale, Greg and family - I was sorry to read about your father’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Mark and Cindy Bickle - October 31, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

June and Caroll Mallory - October 31, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Mark and Cindy Bickle - October 31, 2023

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May the memories you have help you all through this difficult time.

Doug and Barb Rout - October 31, 2023

we have had a lot of good times with john and jane when ever you needed a friend they always were there to lend support or give us a laugh or to

Elaine Hope - October 31, 2023

Greg and family, please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of John. I remember Ivan and I, John and Jane, Jeanne and Ron, having fun partying back in the day. He was a great dancer. Hoping all your good memories will comfort you at this sad time. Sincerely, Elaine

Joyce Geddes, Zone D5 Commander - October 31, 2023

On behalf of Zone D5 We send our condolences to the Eagleson Family

Greg A Beatty - October 31, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Fairview Cemetery Board - October 31, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Angie Colley - October 31, 2023

Ryan, Erin, Ty and families, I am thinking of you all and sending hugs. As you remember all of the wonderful memories you have, I too remember growing up with your grandparents as my neighbour and how wonderful and kind they both were!❤️

Pat (Snapper) & Shelley Rutherford and Family - October 31, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Roger & Barbara Jean (Wass) Fournier - October 31, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Lynn Ramsay - October 31, 2023

Thinking of you. God bless!

Muriel Emerson - October 31, 2023

Greg ad family..I grew up with John. We were in the same grade at Gully school and a neighbour as well. John liked to tease and often torment me. A favourite trIck was to give me a shock from an electric fence. I will miss you John and pray that you find peace with your family , who were called too soon.

Gayle Fowler - October 30, 2023

Sorry to hear of your loss John always joked with me.... I have known him most of life... Now he will be with his loved ones.. Rip John

Amanda penfold - October 30, 2023

Lovely neighbour!!! Missed seeing ride around in his daily trips around the neighbourhood. When he was at Cobourg retirement we’d always have a chat! Sending love to you all! He was super great!

Colin and Ruth Watson - October 30, 2023

With our sincere condolences to John’s family. John was a great guy, always smiling when you met up with him.

Mike and Shawn Hall - October 30, 2023

To Greg and family as well as Ryan, Erin and Ty. We are so sorry for your loss. We had so much fun with John and Jane therefore have so many great memories. He was a great community guy and will be missed.

Helen Ann Parker - October 30, 2023

Greg and Family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Deepest sympathy to all.

lynda macdonald - October 30, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss John told me many good stories over the years truly when I worked at the legion

Shelley Metcalfe(nee Blodgett) - October 30, 2023

I’m really sorry for your loss. I knew John and his wife, Jane through my mom and dad, Doug and Fran Blodgett who grew up with John and Jane. They were both very nice people. May John rest in peace.

Roxane Brunette - October 30, 2023

Family and friends. So sorry to hear of John's passing. Please find comfort in each other with those special memories you have lived. Time will heal the pain. Love will live and the memories will fill the void.

Jennifer Darrell - October 30, 2023

So sorry to read of John's passing. A "good man", he was always quick to respond on behalf of the Twp to our calls about even the most minor issues in our neighbourhood and his cheerful greetings whenever we encountered him always gave our spirits a lift. My sincere sympathies to his family.

Karen and Ed Shaw - October 30, 2023

We are saddened to hear of John’s passing. Our condolences to Greg and family. Thoughts to all of John’s grandchildren. Especially Ryan, Erinn and Ty. I have so many great memories growing up at your grandparents place. He now will be embraced by your mom. ❤️Karen

Tina Baxter - October 30, 2023

Sending condolences. So sorry for your loss

Christina Wilson - October 30, 2023

I am so sad to hear about John’s passing, although I’m sure he’s happy to be with those who passed before. He was one of those people who always greater you with a smile and a joke. He will be missed! Sending love and hugs to the family.

Bernadette Murray & Michael Stephenson - October 30, 2023

Godspeed John! You lived life to the hilt. I remember years ago that you were the host of a bbq unlike any other. You roasted the meat underground and eventually you brought it to the surface. What a magician’s act and the taste was superb. I had never seen the like of it before nor since. John Eagleson, a groundbreaker and a celebrator of life at every level!

Francis and Lynn Prentice - October 30, 2023

We send our heartfelt sympathies to to Greg, his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We knew both JR and Jane through the leagion and as friends. Playing cards, darts and having a visit when they came to read the water meter. JR’s humour will be missed by all thoughts who knew, loved and respected him.

Gus & Jennie Bambridge - October 30, 2023

Greg & family, Erinn & Mike Spent many hours refereeing with John when I first started out as a referee... memories of John and Jane at so many arenas and ball parks.. last November it was nice to see you and your dad at CJ's.. John was enjoying a beer ... John had a great sense of humour and a huge smile...

Tom & Rose Gadbois - October 30, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss our deepest condolences Had many fond memories

Tom & Rose Gadbois - October 30, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss our deepest condolences Had many fond memories

Mary E. Martorino - October 30, 2023

Robert and l had so much fun and good times with both Jane and John at Christmas parties at township and at our house and at work where John and l worked together for years l know Jane will be there with dale to greet him.

Doreen Curtis - October 30, 2023

Dear Ryan, Erinn, and Ty and families l am so sorry to hear of your Grandfather’s passing. Thinking of all of you . Aunt Doreen

Gord and June Minifie - October 30, 2023

Condolences Greg and family

Sharon Weese - October 30, 2023

Condolences to all the family. John was a great Legion member.

Jackie Innis - October 30, 2023

My sincere sympathy to the Eagleson family My brother Len and he were best friends and hockey players when we lived at the Gully in the 50s

Ralph & Norma Stoffers - October 30, 2023

To John Ross's families. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Loved his smile and sence of humour.

Donna m Logel - October 30, 2023

My deepest condolences on your loss.