John Walter Bremner

21 July, 195820 March, 2021

Passed away at home on Saturday, March 20, 2021 after a short illness at the age of 62.

Loving Husband to Shelley (nee McMillan). Devoted Brother to Peggy and Marylou. Cherished Stepdad to Rachel Tammerand, Josh (Kat), and Joseph Noonan. Forever remembered Grampa to Ethan, Lila and Kalan. Beloved Brother in law to Tim; Cousin to Pam, Paul and the entire Dunn Clan; Uncle to Cindy McLuhan and Kelly Dubeau and Great Uncle to Kevin, Avery and all other grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Herb and Colleen Bremner and Sister Sharon.

Recently retired, John was a valued employee of Gerdau Steel- Cambridge. He is a treasured friend of Rick, Andy, Henry, Cracker and all the other guys he worked with during the 41 years.

John's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 11-12:45 p.m. for visitation at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900). Service to follow at 1pm. Due to COVID-19, access to the funeral home will be controlled and all visitors are required to call the funeral home in advance and reserve a spot in order to attend the visitation and service. All guests are required to wear a mask, provide name and telephone number to funeral home staff, and must observe physical distancing measures at all times. If you are feeling ill or have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, please stay home. Livestreaming for the service will be available by visiting John’s memorial page on the funeral homes website.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kitchener Humane Society.


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Trevor Scurrah

28 March 2021

Most of my time at the steelworks was in the melt shop. So, I didn't know John, very well. What I do know is, he was a good and kind man. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.

Lezley Latchford

28 March 2021

Know I was here with you love you lots my friend, John I know you will always watch over my bestie no matter where you are. You will truely be missed.

Rachel Tammerand

28 March 2021

John played a big role in my life, he gave me so many wonderful memories. Some of my favourites were camping every summer at Jay Lake, and he was a great Nintendo partner as well. He remembered all the important dates in mine and my children’s lives as well. John was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you Shelley. I will miss him dearly

Paul Fuller

27 March 2021

John was the first person I worked with at Gerdau so many years ago. I still remember how helpful and friendly he was to me on my first day.
Fun loving, full of good natured pranks, skilled at his job, easy going plus a pleasure to work with were just some of John's traits that I witnessed over the years.
I am saddened by John's passing but so grateful to have known him.

Paul Fuller

Donna Houghton

24 March 2021

Dear Shelley and family,

It is with great sadness that we learned of John's passing. Our deepest condolences on your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We hope, in time, fond memories will help to ease your grief.


Donna and Scott Houghton and Family

Tony Grenier

23 March 2021

JB, you will be greatly missed but will be remembered forever, thanks for everything over the last 15 years.
For your family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. RIP Brother!

Dave Burdett

23 March 2021

I worked with John for over 30 years. He became a very good friend. His death came as a shock due to his recent retirement. I wish he had more time to spend with his loved ones and all his many friends during his senior years. He will be missed by all!
Sincerely Dave or as John called me "Crabber" .

Andy Jarvis

23 March 2021

JB, (Beezer) I knew you for 40 years. I remember all the fun times we had, like when we played bowling with the cranes at Gerdau. I have so many stories to tell. You were a great guy and you were like a brother to me. I'm going to miss you very much. Sending love and prayers to Shelley and family. Cookie (Andy)

Jackie Nugent

23 March 2021

My heart goes out to John’s family and friends … you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. It was a privilege to work with JB, I will remember him with a big smile and a great sense of humor.
RIP My Darlin 1

Mukul Verma

22 March 2021

John was one of the nicest guys I've worked with. He would never miss the chance to crack an elegant joke. I felt really bad that I couldn't say my goodbyes to him on his last shift back in April 2020. He was skillful, helpful, and made so much easier for everyone working with him. My heartfelt condolence to his family, and to all those whose lives he touched. Rest in peace JB.

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