John Turner

TURNER– It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John “JT” Turner at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the age of 72, surrounded by his loving family. John is survived by his devoted wife Judy of 50 years and by his children Mike (Sue), Jace (Amanda), Jared (Rebecca), and daughter in-law Lena. Treasured Papa to Alex (Cody), Alyssa (Omar), Kaymond, Jacob, Madison, Maci, Averie, Charlotte, and Logan. John was predeceased by; his son, Darren (2022); his parents, Roy and Doreen Turner and by his in-laws, Holly and Roma Cruwys. John will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters Carol (Mick), Allen (Dorthylee), June (Cliff), and Roy (Toni). John was also adored by his brothers and sisters in-law, Wayne (Donna), the late Janis, Mark (Ursula), Jayne, and Carol (Don). John will be remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews; they will deeply miss their Uncle John. He will forever be remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers. John was born in England and his family immigrated to Canada when he was only 18 months old. The family built a house on Cameron Street in Corunna where he was raised and constructed a fulfilling life. John was a second-generation Steamfitter as a proud member of Local 663 for over 50 years and never missed a day’s work. He was respected by all and mentored many apprentices throughout his career with integrity. He was a selfless husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, and friend. He was well known for his one-of-a-kind laugh that could be heard across any room. A private visitation and memorial service will be held for the family. There will be a celebration of John’s life on Thursday December 29, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #447 at 350 Albert St., Corunna from 4 pm – 7 pm. where all are welcome to come and help celebrate a life well lived. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

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Visitation Information

A private family visitation will be held.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held.

72 thoughts on “John Turner”

  1. Judy and all the Family. Deeply sorry to learn of the passing of John. I worked with John a very longtime. I am so grateful to have known and work with such a remarkable Man. RIP JT My deepest sympathy, Bob

  2. Kristine Bouffard (kiki)

    Judy I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Let me know if I can do anything for you. My most sincere condolences. I can’t imagine what you’re going through.

  3. Dave and Flo Zink

    To the Turner family!

    Dave and I are saddened by the news of Johns passing! Please accept our sincere condolences!

    Dave and Flo Zink

  4. Judy and family. Such sad news. 2022 been a terrible year for all of us. We grew up across the street from Turners on Cameron St., Corunna. Great memories.

  5. Judy and Family,
    Saddened to hear that John has passed. What a great man John was! I never saw him but always cheerful with big smile.
    My sincerest condolences to you all and my heart goes out to you.
    – Mary Vosburg

  6. John & Addie Bell

    Judy and family ,we’re so sorry to hear of Johns passing . He was such a great, one of a kind person. When we think of him we can hear his unique laugh. He will surely be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him.

  7. Rob (and Kathy) Ferguson

    To the Turner family. Our deepest condolences to your families in the loss of a great man. Growing up in the neighborhood with the Turner family was a privilege and full of good memories. Cherish Johns memory during this difficult time

  8. Judy and family
    So sorry to hear of Johns passing
    Condolences to you and family.
    Cherish the memories
    Jeanne(Lewis) and John Pretty

  9. Tim & Brenda Sparks

    Judy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you.
    John was a great guy and we certainly shared many laughs and good times over the years.
    He will be missed. Rest In Peace JT!

  10. Bill and Sue (Tecumseh)

    Judy and Family….Our deepest condolences. “JT” was such a wonderful guy in every way. He was always smiling and easy going. We are so saddened to hear of his passing. Sending love and hugs to all of you at this difficult time!!

  11. Judy and family I am so sorry for the loss of John he was always such a happy guy…Loved by many! He will be missed…

  12. Chad & Janice Langlois

    Heartbreaking for the Turner family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time ❤️ John was one of a kind and will be missed by everyone he met.
    Chad & Janice Langlois

  13. FRED and Sheila Harrison and family

    Judy we send our condolences with sad hearts. Its been a horrible time for you and your family. JT will be greatly missed by our family.

  14. Julie Blankenship

    Judy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, my heartfelt condolences to you all. I will always remember John as the man who (tried) to teach me to golf, he patience and sense of humor made him the most amazing man. May his memories, his laugh, his smile live on.

  15. Jim and Brenda Grigg

    Judy and family
    So sorry to hear this sad news about John.
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    He will be missed by all that knew him.

  16. Dear Judy and family
    My sister sent me the news about John’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss and remember him as a handsome strong and faithful friend. He will be remembered and loved by many!!
    Susan O’Dell

  17. To the Turner family, I am so truly sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences, I will keep you all in my prayers 🙏

  18. Dear Judy and family, sincerest condolences on your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Marjorie & Stewart Pearson and Family.

  19. Judy and family
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of such an amazing man.
    I had the privilege of working with JT for many years he was the best Tradesman I ever worked with, I have many great memories that I will cherish
    RIP JT

    1. Judy and Family, I helped John for many years at the Bank. He always had a big smile and always had a story of Travels to Mexico or get together with family. He sure loved his family. Gone too soon and will surely be missed. Laurie Waldie

  20. Rick and Patsy Stewart

    To Jace, Amanda and girls. So sorry to hear about your dad/grandpa. Our sincere condolences at this sad time.

    Rick and Patsy Stewart

  21. Judy and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are so sorry for you to have yet another loss so soon. May he rest in peace.

    Cathy and Greg Langis

  22. Judy and family:
    So sorry to hear of my cousin John’s passing. John was more like a brother to me growing up as our our two families, the Robertsons and Turners, felt like one BIG family. Aunt Doreen was my second Mom and I spent many a day at the Cameron Street house playing and often eating Aunt Doreen’s great sandwiches for lunch. The two families spent many Christmases celebrating together. Although I moved away in my late teens, and did not spend much time with John after that, I have thought of him often and the many good times and adventures we had together and hoped he was having a happy life, which it sounds like that happened in abundance. God speed John. You will be missed.
    Your Cousin and friend,

  23. Jay and Jane Chipman

    Judy and Mike /Jace /Jared.
    Sorry for your loss. J.T was a great man to work with. He will be missed by all at Styrene. R.I.P. My friend. You will be missed

  24. My thoughts and prayers are with John’s family. It was a pleasure to work with him for the past 5 years. He will certainly be missed.

  25. So so sad to hear of JT’s passing . I believe we moved on to Alderbury Cres. in 1978 and the turners were already on the same street I believe . They have been a big part of my family’s life through hockey , baseball , golf etc. our families have inner wound with the turners forever . The only thing better than one turner is a whole community full of them . The impact one man has on a community and family is unreal . Forever missed and never forgotten

  26. My thoughts and prayers go out to John’s family. It was my pleasure to work with him at INEOS. He was one of a kind! I, along with so many others, will miss him dearly. Rest in peace my friend!

  27. My condolences to the Turner family. I worked along side John many times over the years. We have lost another good one.

  28. A great man in so many ways and an amazing neighbour that our children are fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to know and learn from, true kindness! He always had a tootsie pop ready for the kids and a treat for our dog who only ran as far away as his door. You will be greatly missed.

  29. Judy and Turner Family , please accept our sincere condolences. I shall always cherish my time playing ball with JT , and his hearty laugh and big smile . You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    Dale and Cathy Lockrey

  30. Rick and Colleen Langis

    Judy we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing one of the greatest guys we’ve met always a smile We will miss him greatly .

  31. Margie & Larry MacDonald

    Judy, Larry and I are so very sorry for your loss. John was a kind wonderful man. As a member of that Cameron St family , I have such fond memories of this shy quiet guy , who grew up to be a wonderful husband father and brother. Such a proud hard working man just like his Dad. Our hearts are with all the Turner family

  32. Judy and family. I am so very sorry for your loss of John. I had the pleasure of working with John here at the Styrene Site for many many years. I will miss his daily stops at my desk to fill his pockets with candy to get himself through his workday and the many chats we had each morning. John was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. RIP JT

  33. So sorry for your loss. John was the most kind and hard-working man; always willing to help where he could. In the short amount of time that I got to work with John, he had a big impact on me. He will be greatly missed.

  34. Don and Kathy Arnott

    Judy and family, It was with shock and sadness that I heard of John’s passing. John and I worked for many years together, we shared a lot of laughs over the years. John was a great man and a consummate professional at his trade. He will be greatly missed. Judy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. John will never be forgotten.

  35. Sorry for your loss. Worked with John for the last 2 years. He is knowledgeable, kind, hard-working and calm. Always thought he would come back to stand beside us anytime till heard the sad news. He will be greatly missed.

  36. To the Turner family, Lisa and I are so sorry for your loss of John. We were closely working with John. Always thanks for his expert advices on our engineering design. John was one of kind! He will be missed by us forever.

  37. Judy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to have known this great guy. He will be missed by many.

  38. Judy and family, I am so very saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was such a wonderful, pleasant man to know. I enjoyed all my years of working with him at Styrene. His beaming smile and lovely ways will certainly be missed. RIP JT💐

  39. I have nothing but wonderful memories working with John over so many years! He was a consummate professional, hard working and one of the “good” guys! Most of all he was a man of integrity! He will be missed by all those who knew him. My sincere condolences to Judy and his family. Good bye my friend!

  40. So sorry for your loss . I had the pleasure of working with John for many years at Styrene .He was just a hardworking and all around great guy. He will be greatly missed by all at Styrene .

  41. Judy and Turner Family! So sorry for your loss. Worked with John on many projects over the years and enjoyed his smiles every day with a professionalism no one could beat.
    He will always be remembered

  42. Mary Anne and George Bracewell

    George and I were so very sorry to hear such sad news . We both remember John, from our early school years, as a great guy, full of fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the family.

  43. Judy & Family: Sorry to hear about John’s passing. You were great neighbours for many years in Corunna. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Larry, Milly & Brad Howes

  44. To the entire Turner clan…My thoughts are with you all, such a great neighbour for many years, worked with John at Styrene. We’ve all lost a great man and friend. RIP JT. Dave Cook😞

  45. Lyn and Malcolm Boczek

    Judy and family, we’re so sorry to hear about John, he was certainly a character!
    Sending our love and condolences.
    Malc, Lyn and Robyn

  46. Robin and Jon Neely

    Judy and family, so sorry to hear of JT’s passing, it was a pleasure meeting him through the legion in Corunna

  47. To the Turner family, I am so sorry to hear about John and pain you all must be going thru. I had the pleasure working with John for many years at Styrene 2. He was one of a kind, had the time for everyone and a heart of gold. As you all know his laugh was one you could hear through the whole building. This news hit me hard and I will treasure all those times working with John. He will always be remembered .

  48. Patricia Vanreenen

    Another great man has left his giving and loving kind ways and thoughts with many.
    John was a great neighbour to my son and his family with smiles and laughs and tootsie pops and dog treats,We are all blessed to have known or met him,Sincere condolences to his wife,family ;loved ones and dear friends.

  49. Judy and family, so sorry for your loss. John was a special person, he was loved and will be missed by many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Mike and Elly Vansevenant

  50. Judy and Family,
    So very sorry to hear this sad news about John.
    Sending our deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
    Monie and Mike Holman

  51. Gary Wright. UA brother

    My condolences to all John’s family. The loss of a respected coworker and tradesman. Terrible news, so sorry.

  52. Wendell and Tracy

    Judy and Family,
    Sending our condolences, John was a great guy well respected in his career and personally. Enjoyed our chats as he was heading home at the end of the the work day.

  53. Judy and family,
    Please know you are in our thoughts during this very difficult time. John will be missed by family and the many friends he’s made along the way.
    Our sincere condolences,
    Cousin Rob, Jo Anne and family

  54. Heartfelt condolences Judy to you and your family. Words cannot express the sympathies for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Nancy Knowles and family 🙏❤️‍🩹

  55. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of JT. He was a wonderful man and neighbour.
    Sending our love and thoughts to the entire Turner family.
    Love, The Davis family
    Mark, Denise, Nicole and Adam

  56. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the opportunity to work with John several times over the years and sincerely enjoyed dealing with him. He was always such a kind person who was so knowledgeable! My thoughts are with your family!!

  57. We are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing away. We send our deepest condolances to all of the Turner family. We (the Belangers) grew up across the street from the Turners, on Cameron St in Corunna. Many good memories of a sweet man…

  58. To the Turner Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have worked with John for the last 11 years or so, and he was one of the best men I have ever met. He is already missed and his kind heart, sense or humour and laugh that filled the room will not be forgotten. Prayers of strength and comfort to you all.
    Rest easy JT.

  59. Condolences to the Turner family on your loss of John. I grew up in Corunna so knew the Turner family. He will certainly be
    missed by all who knew him as a good man.

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