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John David Monk

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MONK, John David Loving father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 57 years. He is survived by his children Jacob (Amanda) and Katie and his dear grandchildren Harper and Avery. John had a love for the railway as well as guitars of all kinds. He was an inquisitive man who knew a little something about almost anything. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Please join us in celebrating the life of John Monk at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 between 1 – 3 p.m.

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Amanda Monk

27 April 2018

John, my dear father in-law, I pray in my heart that you are where you are meant to be. I am so privileged to have had the opportunity to get to know you and have the honour of calling you family. You welcomed me as a daughter with open arms and for that, I will be eternally grateful. I will forever be in awe of how brilliant you were. You would send me messages to let me know what animals were on the SafariLive channel and tell me all the information you knew about each and every animal not only because you enjoyed researching them but mostly because you knew how interested I was and how much I love wildlife. Words will never be able to explain how much that bond truly meant to me.
Thank you for being an amazing father to my husband and teaching him how to be a man. He is truly blessed to have you as his father. Without you, he wouldn't be the man or the husband that he is today. We love you so much and our lives will forever be changed without you here with us. I pray you will rest peacefully, drink endless amounts of coffee with Grandma and play a little guitar tune every now and then.
You will forever be in our hearts.

Joe Sgro

27 April 2018

Lost for words. I heard that John retired and thought good for him. Yes, having worked with him on a few jobs was great and fun too. Knowledgeable. Intelligent. Deep love for his children. Funny. If we all had friends like John the world would be the place to live.
From my family to yours, our deepest condolence on the loss of this Great Man.
When we meet again John, I'll bring the extra large black coffe for you, RIP my friend, and God bless you and your family....
Joe Sgro

Jacob Monk

24 April 2018

My father Mr. John Monk was a remarkable and very unique man. He claimed to have an awful memory but would recall facts or information about any topic you could possibly think of. An example of this great knowledge was his proficiency in the game of Scrabble. Dad took great joy in crushing any competition while playing Scrabble. I remember challenging Dad to a game of Scrabble and within minutes I was losing about 100 points to 12 and he officially disqualified me as a broke too many rules.

Dad loved to act like a big ,grumpy old man but was very kind hearted and quick to help anyone in need. He was a great man,father and friend to me and will always be in my heart . I love you always and forever

Tony Klothos

24 April 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of John. Hard to put in to words what a pleasure, and an honour it was to have known, and worked with him. Not sure why God chooses to take exceptional people like him away from
us early, but he cannot take away from us their positive influence from our lives.
R.I.P. John, my good friend.

Laurie Gardner

24 April 2018

John trained me on the hump and we had many laughs and great tunes up there. One of the smartest men i ever met seemed to know something about everything and great at explaining things to you in a way you could understand. He spoke of his family with such love and pride. Will miss you dear man. R.I.P. John Monk. My condolences thoughts and prayers to the family.

Peter Brown

23 April 2018

My sincere condolences to John's family at this very difficult time. I worked many years with John on the "Hump" at Toronto yard. I was always so impressed by his vast knowledge on such a wide range of topics. He continually kept me giggling with his dry wit and humorous outlook on life. John was so proud of his children as he talked about them often with me, I could tell how much he loved them by his comments. I am just very sad....RIP my friend.

Sailesh Patry

23 April 2018

I am heartbroken. John and I first met about 40 years ago when we were just starting out in retail. He ran the camera store and I ran the record store. We became instant friends and 4 of us were virtually inseparable for many years after that. Sadly, with moves for work and various life events, we lost touch. I tried many times to search for him with no success.

John Monk was funny, diligent and talented. I will always cherish our times together. John, Mauro, Kevan and I were the 4 Musketeers and will always be. Rest well my friend, I wish I could have been around much more than circumstances allowed.

Anne Norman

22 April 2018

I remember a certain birthday John celebrated with my daughter and close friends. They chose to go out to dinner at The Bistro. I and my mother were babysitting but we wanted to be remembered so I arranged for a " Gorilla-gram" to be delivered during John's dinner. This consisted of a person in a gorilla costume going to John at the restaurant with a huge balloon bouquet and singing Happy Birthday.
Well John came home that night speaking in a modified voice as he had sucked up some helium from the balloons and threatening to get me one day, some how, some way. We laughed until our sides ached.
John was a unique and much loved son, father, grandfather and friend who will be sadly missed.

Anne Norman

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