John Emery

Emery- John Herman Emery, a former resident of Wallaceburg and recently of Corunna passed away on Saturday July 15, 2023 in his 88th year. John was born in Wallaceburg and was the son of the late Herman and Cora (Vincent) Emery. He was the beloved husband of Colleen (Lozon). Loving father of Paul Emery and his wife Tricia Welbourn and Chris Emery and his wife Nicole (Turner). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler and Clementine. He was the loving brother of Patricia DeWolf (the late Maurice) (2016) and Gertrude Coveny (the late John) (2015). John will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen (Hockin) (1967). John was employed by Waltec Industries for 41 years. The final 30 years as a salesman. He was a proud member of the Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame as a player in hockey, baseball and lacrosse. John’s family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Christine Romansky, John’s niece, for the loving personal care and for the compassion shown to John through his many visits to doctor appointments, hospital stays and respite. Thanks is also extended to the staff at Albany Residence in Petrolia, Residence on the St. Clair in Sarnia and to the doctors and nurses at Bluewater Health, Sarnia for the excellent care given to John during his time in their care. In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family committal service was held in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ knight 519-862-2845

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22 thoughts on “John Emery”

  1. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Colleen and family:
    Sending.our sympathies and prayers to your family. So sorry for your loss, Mr. Emery was a wonderful man and will be missed.

  2. Joan and Lyle LaLonge

    All our. Love to Colleen and family. Our grandson Patrick just called from Edmonton. John and Patrick cooked together at The Inn. He sends his thoughts. All love from all The LaLonges.

  3. Lorraine Sayles

    RIP our friend. Hugs and prayers to Colleen and all the family.
    You will be missed John.
    Lorraine & Jim Sayles

  4. Johnny was a dear friend of our family and will truly be missed. I always looked forward to seeing Johnny and without question felt better after seeing him…plus there were always many witty jokes and laughs. We spent many family gatherings and vacations together through the years. My sincere condolences to the Emery family.

  5. Ross & Debby Withers

    Dear Colleen
    Words can’t describe the hole that John will leave in every heart of the people who knew him.
    We are so sorry for your loss, and know that because of his faith that he is in a better place.
    We will miss the Chinese lunches or the odd dinner together, as well as his unique sense of humour.
    The world lost a good man, but gained a wonderful soul. He will never be forgotten.
    All our Love
    Ross & Debby 🙏🏻

  6. Dave & Heather Finnigan

    Dear Colleen & family
    Please accept Dave & my
    deepest sympathies…John had the best smile & outlook on life…always a pleasure to chat with him…hold tight to your wonderful memories!

  7. My sincere condolences to Colleen, and to Paul and Chris & their families. I had the pleasure of working with John in the sales department at Waltec Components, along with Bob Hedden and Ed Elnicki – my three muskateers … I loved those guys!! That was over 25 years ago, but it seems like yesterday!! So many fond memories of those days — there was never a dull moment when the 3 of them were in the office, usually on Fridays. I don’t think I ever saw John without a smile on his face. He was so kind to me, and had such a big heart!! I feel like it is the end of an era in a way. Rest easy Johnny – until we meet again …

  8. John will be missed by all who knew him. The stories and laughs will never be forgotten.
    Condolences to John’s family.

    Paul Fetter
    (Blind River, On)

  9. Our thoughts and prayers for your loss. John was a volunteer at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, he enjoyed cooking with the team and was the right hand man at the BBQ. He will be missed.
    Thanks for all he’s done.

  10. Linn and Bill Southard

    Dear Colleen and family.
    You’ll have a wonderful Guardian Angel in Heaven to continue watching over all of you. John was such a great guy, and we have fond memories of his funny antics (my boots/ the fan he bought in Port Huron and forgot to bring home with him). He was always eager to have a chat, anxious to hear how things were going with you. Rest in peace, John. You will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. Hugs and prayers to you, CoCo!

  11. So sorry for your loss. John was such a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Colleen.

  12. Angela Sheppard

    Colleen. My sincere condolences to your family. I think of my friends from PL often. Sincerely Angela Sheppard

  13. Margaret Aarssen

    Colleen and family my sincere condolences, memories are wonderful ,prayers and hugs going your way💐

  14. Sandy Steevensz

    It was always a pleasure to work with John and Lyle on the cook team at the Inn. Always a smile, always a friendly greeting. Enjoyed getting to know him. Many are going to miss him.

  15. John and Pam Schenk

    Our sincere condolences to Colleen and family. It was a pleasure knowing and working with John at Waltec. His smile was infectious.

  16. Frances Lozon-FitzGerald

    Pat, Gert, Colleen and families……I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing and will keep all of you in my prayers. May all your cherished memories bring you comfort, peace and some laughter too. I have quite a few very good treasured memories of “Johnny” in our younger days and cannot remember him without a smile. May he Rest in Peace. Sincerely cousin Fran.

  17. Dear Colleen,

    It was such a pleasure to know John and yourself during my junior golf days at St Clair Parkway and into my adult years. I’m very grateful for the short time we spent together on my last visit home to Corunna. We were able to share a few good laughs and remember the good old days when we were all much better at golf. Our family is blessed to have such great neighbours, all of whom will miss John greatly.

    Prayers to you and all your family.

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