John Spisak

1 March, 19351 May, 2021

It is with heavy hearts the family announce the peaceful passing of John at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice with lifelong friend Valerie by his side after suffering a stroke January 22.

Survived by his daughter Lynn (Paul), son Ed (Judy), and son-in-law Darrell. Affectionately know as Poppers to his grandchildren Brandy (Ian), Ryan (Tanya), Lacey (Joey), Julie (Leo), Katie (Joe), and Sarah. Great Poppers to Jackson, Dylan, Carter, Peyton, Kiran, Brooklyn, Petra and Luca. Also survived by brother-in-law Peter and sister-in-laws Laura and Audrey and many many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Alma (2009) and daughter Edna (2015), siblings Joe, Anne, Julia, Mary and their spouses. Also predeceased by Lorn, Mary, Ruth, Lois, Eva and their spouses.

The family would like to thank the incredible team at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for the exceptional care provided to John and his family.

As per John’s wishes, no service and cremation has taken place.

If desired, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be sincerely appreciated.

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Sandra Bennett

9 May 2021

Dear Spisak Family,
Uncle John was a character! I have many memories of Uncle John being the jokester and pot stirrer at every family gathering. There were always lots of laughs when Uncle John was in the room.

Sandra Bennett (Nixon)

Audrey Nixon

8 May 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Had many good times with your Mom and Dad. Lots of laughs and fun.
Can't you just hear him with "Jess" and Edna??
We would catch up with each other once in a while, and always for
good memories.
Keep the good memories and thoughts in your minds and hearts
All the best : Love Aunt Audrey Nixon

william Harding

8 May 2021

Enjoyed all the times spent together in Florda in El Jobean.
Lasting memories.
Great times with great friends.
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
Barb and Bill

Ina Spence

8 May 2021

Dear Val,

I am so sorry for your loss.
You are in my thoughts.



8 May 2021

An absolute honour to have known and worked with John for many years. He was a mentor, a friend and without a doubt the funniest man I have ever met. I truly enjoyed our time together during his retirement days in Caledonia.
My sincere condolences to John's family.

Sheelagh Grieve

7 May 2021

Val, may your memories of the special love you shared with Johnny return each day to bring you comfort. My deepest Sympathy Val.

Laurie Martindale-Ovenden

7 May 2021

Sending my sincerest sympathies to Val and the Spisak Family.. I will always remember Johnny fondly.Always greeted me with a" How you doin Lou,? "(my nickname). We sure had great conversations..He did make me laugh... He will missed very much... Hope wonderful memories will keep all of you smiling. Thinking of you..💕 Laurie,and family...

Juanita Michelis

7 May 2021

My sincere condolences to John’s family and to Val. He will be missed by a lot of people.
Love, Juanita

Robert Spisak

7 May 2021

Words will never express our condolence to Val and the rest of the family for the loss of “our” Uncle John. Memories of Uncle John from when I was a kid up to visiting him in 2018 and 2019 resonated loving memories and created new memories for my wife and I dear to our hearts. When I see a picture of Uncle John, I remember the restaurant “Egg and I” where we met for breakfast every morning and he had me laughing every time. He was my Uncle and at times he made me feel like I was talking to my father. Rest in peace our favorite Uncle. Love Bob & Jackie Spisak.

Maggie Cook

7 May 2021

With sincere condolences to John's family and to Val. A very quiet man, but always very personable with those he got to know. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Much love, Maggie and Tim xo