John Ryrie 'Stoney' Stone

December 16, 1946March 9, 2018

STONE, John Ryrie ‘Stoney’ – Stoney passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 9, 2018 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of 48 years to Allison Morson (nee Smith). Loving Dad of Rebecca Stone (Chris Buddle) and Jocelyne Stone (Kevin MacDonald). Cherished ‘Stoney’ to grandkids Evan, Emma, Tyler, Peter and Adam. Dear brother of Deborah Stone. Fondly remembered by his favourite furry friend, Ryrie the Rescue Dog.

Born in Toronto in 1946 Stoney spent his early years playing hockey for the Leaside Lions, camping, camp-counselling, and making many life-long friendships at Kilcoo Camp, where in 1967 he met the love of his life, Allison. After graduating with an English degree from Waterloo-Lutheran University, he married Allison and embarked on a long and successful career in Sales and Marketing for Proctor & Gamble, Ethicon, Surgikos, Johnson & Johnson, SSI, Healthpoint Canada, and Smith & Nephew, living most of his life in the Peterborough area.

Stoney will be fondly remembered by a vast network of family and friends for his quick wit and enthusiastic love of life. He wore many hats in his too-short life including dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, sailor, martini-connoisseur, gardener, wood-chopper, cyclist, dog-walker, trailcutter, x-country skier, enthusiastic tobogganer, pontificator, debater, voracious reader, sommelier, chief barbequer, and avid Stony Lake cottager. Stoney spent the final year of his life battling cancer. To the very end, he lived his life thoughtfully, bravely, without regret, and as an inspiration to many. He will be forever loved and always missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at COMSTOCK-KAYE LIFE CELEBRATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario, 705-745-4683. Donations in memory of Stoney may be made to AMICI Camping Charity or Hospice Peterborough. Online condolences may be made at


25 March

Celebration of Life

1:00 p.m.

Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 4C7


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Steve Henderson

March 20, 2018

I had never met such a relentlessly positive person as Stoney . He was a joy to be around.
I am sorry we can't be with you Sunday but know Maureen and I are thinking of you. I know I will miss his zest for life and his enthusiasm for all that he did. You and your family were blessed with a very special man. Thank you for sharing him with us.

robin brooks-hill

March 18, 2018

Virginia and I wish to extend to you and your family our thoughts and prayers at the recent passing of Stoney.
It is a very difficult time for all of you. I know he will be greatly missed by the Stony Lake community.
Fond regards,
Virginia and Robin

Ralph MacKay

March 18, 2018

I joined JJMP in Peterborough in 1991 just after it was formed. It was a confusing and interesting period as all the J&J medical companies in Canada came together. It was also a little pretentious. But I quickly learned that a good source of common sense and unvarnished truth was John Stone. Although I did not know him well, I appreciated his company.

My sincere condolences to his family.

Rea Godbold

March 18, 2018

Saddened to learn of John's passing. I also had the pleasure of having John cross my path early in life growing up in Leaside playing for the "Lions" in hockey and baseball at Talbot-the picture that Ken Jones included in his tribute tells it all about Stoney.--fondly remembered!!!

Bob Pashby

March 17, 2018

Stoney was a good friend for many years through Leaside Lions hockey and high school. Always quick with a smile and laugh, liked by everyone—a really good guy!
Sincere condolences on his passing. The world has lost a wonderful man!

Susan McFadyen

March 17, 2018

I have a clear memory of John thoroughly enjoying himself as he welcomed,, entertained and barbequed on the occasion of the family’s 100 Year summer celebration at Stoney Lake. It was our first trip to the Kawarthas and we were lucky enough to enjoy the Stone hospitality and join in their amazing Clam Bake. A golden memory for sure.

When we made a business move from Vancouver to Peterborough in the 1980’s, the Stones were two of our first friends. During our years there, John, Allison, Jocelyne and Becky included our family in Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations and in many trips to the cottage. How lucky we were to call them friends. During our time together, John’s devotion to his family and his gratitude for the life he led was apparent as the foundation of his life.

Our thoughts are with you Allison, Becky and Jocelyne and your extended families during this sad time. He will be dearly missed by many.
Susan and Paul

Margaret Winter

March 16, 2018

Allison, Rebecca, Jocelyne,
My heart goes out to you and your families. May your memories of wonderful times together give you consolation.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Margaret (Henderson) Winter.

Gail and Grant MOORE

March 15, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Yvette & Julie Thompson

March 15, 2018

Dear Stone Family,
Our sincerest sympathies during this difficult time. We are thinking of you all.
Yvette, Natalie and Julie Thompson

Scott Walsworth

March 15, 2018

“Two New Yorks, 1 ¾ inches thick please,” and as I cut Stoney’s weekend steaks, we would begin our weekly conversation at my downtown Peterborough butcher shop. Stoney always wanted to talk about his passions: his family, his cross-country skiing or road biking adventures, Leeming Island, and sailing Flying Scots. After inquiring about my family and sneaking in a bit of fatherly advice, he would bid me farewell, steaks in hand. If I could have one more weekly conversation with Stoney I would thank him for the example he provided of a grateful man, focused on the positive bits of life.