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John Laverne Thurston

John "Jack" Thurston

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Obituary for John "Jack" Thurston

John (Jack) Laverne Thurston, Entered peacefully into rest with family by his side at Victoria Manor on Thursday April 25, 2019. Jack, in his 87th year, is the beloved husband of Anna Louise Thurston in their 62nd year of marriage. Loving father of Joe Thurston (Mary), Janet VanderVeen (Dale), Jeff Thurston and June Thurston. Cherished grandpa of Holly Leier (Brett), Daniel Thurston (Stephanie), Kendra Thurston (Jesse), and Graiden VanderVeen. He will be missed by many nieces nephews, extended family and friends. Dear brother of Betty McMullen and Bill Thurston, both predeceased. Loving son of Vernald and Eliza Thurston, both predeceased. Visitation will be held at Mackey Funeral Home, Lindsay, on Friday May 17, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm. A celebration of life will take place at Dunsford United Church on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 11:00 am, reception to follow. If desired a memorial donation can be made via cheque to Dunsford Food Bank or Dunsford United Church or charity of your choice. Memorial donations and condolences can be sent through www.mackeys.ca.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 17, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Dunsford United Church
    1981 Sturgeon Road
    Dunsford, Ontario
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    Reverend Sharon Ballantyne
  • Interment

    Dunsford Cemetery
    2031 Thurstonia Road
    Dunsford, Ontario
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Janice Clarke

We would like to express our sincere condolences to Anna, Joe, Janet, Jeff, June and family. Jack was a wonderful neighbour and a great friend to our entire family. We are so sorry that we could not attend the viewing and celebration of life, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim, Janice, Jamie & Jacob Clarke.
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Uncle John/Jack what can you say besides he loved to tease people. I have great memories from over the years him teasing me. Especially while at William Place, he was always teasing me, mind you we both teased each other. My condolences to Aunt Anna and family. Sending lots of love and hugs your way.
Erica Palmer
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Ellen Dungen

On behalf of all of Margaret Ewing's family we would like to express our sincere condolences to Anna and her family. We were sorry to hear of Jack's passing but thankful June was kind enough to let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all this week-end as you celebrate Jack's life here on earth.
Ellen Dungen for:
Ernest Ewing, John Ewing, Joanne Abbott and Philip Ewing
Comment | Posted at 01:53pm via Condolence

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June and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Debbie Cowling

Anna and family: We are sorry for the loss of Jack and we offer our sincere condolences. Randy and Debbie Cowling
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