John Paul Laurin

February 9, 1961January 6, 2021

John Paul Laurin was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 9, 1961. He passed away peacefully in his Redford Township, Michigan home on January 6, 2021 at the age of 59.

Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Theresa (Petrovich) Laurin as well as his sister Pamela Evely.

John was the beloved husband of Mi Hyon Yu "Janet" for 23 years. Stepfather of Monica (Jeremy) Wallace and Dawn (Tim) Armstrong. Loving grandfather of Ian Lively, Skylar Wallace, and Katlyn, Ashley, Ethan, Armstrong. Brother in law of Thomas Evely. Uncle of Mark Evely. Nephew of George Petrovich. He will also be missed by his faithful companion "Joseph" the dog.

John graduated from Lawrence Tech and retired as an Engineer. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, skiing, and riding ATV's at the family property up north. His newest hobby is playing the drums. John had a sweet tooth and was especially fond of fine chocolates. His favorite food was spaghetti, but he could often be found enjoying a pizza while listening to his classic rock music from the 70's and 80's.

John will be laid to rest privately.

The family has requested for family and friends to send cards with their favorite memory of John to: 15800 McLain Ave., Allen Park, Michigan 48101. The cards will be used to celebrate John's life on his birthday, February 9th.

Also, please leave the family a message of condolence or share a treasured memory in the guestbook by selecting "Add a Memory".


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Carolyn (Chambers) Phaneuf

January 15, 2021

Very sad to learn of the passing of my cousin John. I baby sat Pamela and John one summer (1962?). He was a sweetheart and a pleasure to look after. Pamela was also a pleasure. Although we did not cross paths much over the years he always had a special place in my heart because of that summer, and I was happy to hear of the person he was and his achievements.
May your memories and knowing that others care bring you some comfort.
Janet, God bless you and your family.
Carolyn (Chambers) Phaneuf

Alan Pawlik

January 11, 2021

I wasn't fortunate to know John very long, but as our next-door neighbor he was a sweet, generous man. We will miss him. In our short time together we spoke of faith and I am certain he knew Jesus. Our family will continue to pray for John, Janet and his family.

Martine D’Aoust-Collin

January 10, 2021

On behalf of the René Chartrand’s family in Canada, we would like to offer our deepest condolences .

MArgaret Laporte

January 9, 2021

Deepest sympathy to you Janet & family. We are all sadened by the sudden passing of such a gentle soul.
Blessings to you at this difficult time. So sorry we are unable to be there to share sweet memories with you. Sincerely Margaret & Roland Laporte

Mari Galea

January 9, 2021

Cousin John was a such kind, thoughtful and wonderful cousin. He was a proud family man and so good to all of us and he was always happy and smiling when we were all together. I remember him at all of our family Christmas gatherings... He and Janet are awesome people. We will miss him so much. May he Rest In Peace with God🙏🙏 Thank you John for being you.
Love, Joe, Mari and Xavier

Janet Gagnon

January 9, 2021

John was a special guy. My father and his original adoptive mother were first cousins. Have known him since he was a baby. We had just reconnected within the last couple of years. He will be greatly missed.

Loretta Laurin Mayea

January 9, 2021

Our Sympathy to the family, back in 1964 i spent the summer with Aunt Terry and Uncle Maurice { JOE } John was just 3 years old and so much fun , we all have such beautiful memories of John and he will always be remembered for his wonderful nature this is a picture of John and Pam about 1964

Greg Zelazny

January 9, 2021

John the world will miss you we work together making ice cream at Savino ice cream company for years you were a really nice guy may heaven await you

Dawn Armstrong

January 9, 2021

Dawn Armstrong

January 9, 2021

I will miss you Johnny Boy!

Your Dawnie Annie Fannie Bananie ❤️