OBITUARY

John Frederick Ure

29 April , 19313 February , 2019

Passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 3, 2019 at the age of 87. Loving father of Barb (Ray) Drouillard and Patti Faulkner. Cherished Papa of Andrew and Chris (Amanda) Drouillard, Kimberley and Emily Faulkner. Dear brother-in-law of Joyce Erends. Predeceased by wife Peggy (1999), and brother Wally (2012).

John was retired from MAI and IBM after servicing computers in the Windsor and London area for many years. He devoted much of his time to serving in various capacities at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Windsor and volunteered regularly at the downtown Reading Room. He will be dearly missed by his church community. John loved meeting new people and his sweet and humble nature endeared him to many, including his treasured kitty cats. In kindness, memorial donations to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Windsor or the Windsor Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held at a future date.

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REMEMBERING

John Frederick Ure

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Karen Meyers

7 February 2019

John Ure was one of my very best friends. The qualities John demonstrated day in and day out were simply remarkable!! He was always thinking about you, the other person, never himself. He had a wonderful amazing sense of humor and always knew just how to share a quick witty comment or listen to you if you needed to talk for a while!! And he just knew what everyone needed in the way of friendship, humor and uplifting thoughts!! John was a pillar of our church which is celebrating it's 101st year. To imagine that he was part of that for nearly all his 87 years is truly astounding. I know his contributions of love, work and strength over the years has helped our church endure. Thank you John for all your tireless efforts in that and in so many other ways. You were always at every meeting and that was twice a week for all these many years, always supporting our church readers and workers in the many different committees you worked on and helped advise and on many other building related issues too. You are missed and our only consolation is that you are in a better place with your loving Mother-Father God in whose arms of Love you are embraced now and forever. So much love to you!!

Tom and Jane Jakobszen

7 February 2019

We were saddened by the passing of your father who we often saw working on his yard. We spoke periodically at the bank. I found him to be a caring and sharing man. We are sure that you are going to miss him as will many of us on Grace road. May he rest in peace

Douglas Hayes

7 February 2019

We will always have many good memories of your father. Mr. Ure always had a kind word and a cheery hello for everyone that came his way. He used to love to talk to everyone. People were drawn to his peaceful and positive personality. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Sue Rau

7 February 2019

Dear Barb,

My sympathy to you and your family.

Sue Rau

Andre and Judy Boutin

6 February 2019

When I looked at the picture in the newspaper I was reminded of John as he was when I first knew him at First Church on the corner of Giles and Pelissier. As First Reader he would choose the hymns for the Sunday and Wednesday night services and this would give rise to a lively discussion which was both joyful and sometimes lengthy. Needless to say I have fond memories of that time. During the last few years Andre and I saw him most often when he was shopping with Patti at Zehrs. We will remember him.

Barbara & Peter Scarpelli

6 February 2019

Barb

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. We are sure that you will be filled with good memories of him. We will add him & you to our prayer list (the list is getting rather long).

We are in Florida now & were informed re your dad by Sue Rau. Have a great day.

Barbara & Peter Scarpelli

Jerry Neufeldt

6 February 2019

Edith and I will always remember the friendly smile and calm presence of our neighbour. His kind concern for people in our neighbourhood made our street a better place to live. Over the years the conversations with him have not been as frequent but he was always an interested listener. We will remember him for his peaceful presence.

Patti Faulkner

6 February 2019

The more I think about him, the more I want to share.

One special kindness I recall among so many: Dad would give the recycling collectors a Pepsi each time they came by. I'd arrive to pick him up for some outing and they'd be just down the road, so he'd be out front waiting, Pepsi in hand. Our trip could wait a few minutes. And back when they used to do his street while it was still dark out, he'd hear them coming down the road and get up and hustle to be out there to meet them.

We found half a case of pepsi in his kitchen. I'll have to bring one out one last time this Friday.

Patti Faulkner

5 February 2019

Missing my dad, his steadfast faith, unfailing support, great sense of humour, and loving presence in my life. He loved people and they loved him. Even total strangers just seemed to be drawn to him. My sister and I have enjoyed regular lunch dates with him for many years, usually just McD's or Wendy's. Recently it became easier for him to haul out a handful of change and ask the cashier to just take what he owed. At first, I used to worry a little, but everyone was always so sweet. They'd sort through all the nickels, dimes, and quarters and take the exact amount and lighten his load. Just one tiny example of how he brought out the best in others. I'm grateful to have had him in my life for so long, and to know that he's still embraced in God's love as he continues on his journey.

I love you Dad, xoxo.

Patti Faulkner

5 February 2019

Dad was always such a willing volunteer at church and a wonderful support to Barb and myself. I wish we had more pictures of the three of us. This was taken at one of our final services at our original church edifice.

FROM THE FAMILY