John Bruton

Bruton-John Manson Bruton, passed away suddenly on February 27th, 2020, at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia. Born October 9, 1946, the eldest son and predeceased by his dedicated parents, Gordon and Edith Bruton (Southern). Survived by his siblings, James Bruton (Kirsten Gimbert) of Hillsburgh, Elizabeth Sutton (Gregory) of London, Robert Bruton (Patricia) of Port Perry, and his niece, Lara Sutton (Geoff Turner) nephews Adam Sutton (Jane Castillo), Paul Sutton (Marcus McCann) and Jack Bruton, as well as grand-nieces, Phoebe and Annabel Turner. John was a life-long member of Corunna United Church where he was a faithful and much-loved volunteer. He enjoyed the loyal friendships and support of many cousins, family friends and church members. John showed his keen interest in people by keeping in touch through phone calls and internet messages. We all have fond memories of John's unique turns of phrase and his love of wildlife and nature, especially on trips north to the cottage on Haliburton Lake which he loved. He was a good man, who always tried to do his best. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Corunna United Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020 with Rev. Blair Corcoran officiating. A time for fellowship and refreshment will follow immediately after the service. A private family interment service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Corunna United Church or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation.


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Funeral Date

11:00 a.m. Saturday April 4, 2020 at the Corunna United Church followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship immediately following the service.

5 thoughts on “John Bruton”

  1. Andy and Sharon Mooser

    We are so sad to hear of John’s passing. So happy that he had been moved back to the area and was able to attend church several times. He was excited to visit with everyone. Amazing how he remembered our kids names and asked about them. He did so much for our church, cleaning up, locking up, and taking care of the lawns. His memory will live on at CUC.

  2. Rosemary and Bill Redhead

    Dear Liz, Greg and Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Liz, you shared the best stories of John and you always had a twinkle in your eye with the telling.

    Hugs and Love xo
    Rosemary and Bill

  3. Bob and family,
    I didn't know John well, but the little I did know of him makes me certain he was a kind and gentle soul.
    I'm so sorry for your loss,

  4. It was my good fortune to have visited John just 2 days before he passed. He was very upbeat and as always interested in Corunna. We will miss John

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