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John Gofton

John Robert Gofton

Wednesday, August 28th, 1946 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Gofton, John Robert
Passed away at home holding the hands of his wife and daughters on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 74, after a courageous 3½ year journey with cancer.

Cherished husband to Sheryl (nee White) Gofton for 49 years.

Treasured father of Rachel Williams (Jeremy) and Robin Gofton (Aaron Meyer). Beloved Poppy to Emily and Nathan Williams and Raina, Joel, Adam and Laurel Meyer.

Dearly loved brother to Sue Haddow (Chris) and brother-in-law to Stephanie and Fred Cox, Jon White and Marian Killorn, Steve White and Beverly (White) Colpitts (deceased). John will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and other extended family.
John had two more extended families: one, in his wonderful colleagues at The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Greater Ontario Branch, - the best people ever to work with and, at the same time, the beloved Men’s Breakfast Group at Brant Hills Presbyterian Church.

John's family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:15 pm on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467. A celebration of John’s life will follow at 1:30 pm in the chapel of the funeral home or please join the family for the service via livestream https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming. The livestream will start at 1:15 pm just prior to the service.

Rev. Dr. Mark Richardson officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Greater Ontario Branch would be appreciated by the family (cards may be placed by calling the funeral home, 519-749-8467).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandannas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart. *
  • Service

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandannas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart. *

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Steve White

Posted at 04:59pm
In memory of a kind, thoughtful, intelligent man -- loving husband of my sister, Sheryl, father of my nieces, Papa to their children. Much missed.

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Connie Irish

Posted at 10:34am
My most sincere condolences to Cheryl and family in the loss of your husband and father.
May you find peace in the arms of Our Lord and joy in the memories you shared.
Connie Irish (Middleton)
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Posted at 10:08am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Tim Fox

Posted at 05:12pm
John and I met through the Kidney Foundation. He was a good man, with a sharp mind and a kind heart. He will be greatly missed. Peace be with his friends and family. Rest easy, friend.
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John Hawkins

Posted at 11:37am
Our thoughts and prayers are with John and all of his family at this challenging time. God bless all of you. Karen and John Hawkins
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