JOUDREY – John William , 56, of Greenfield, Queens County, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013.
Born in Middleton, NS, he was a son of the late John M. and Eula M. (Lowe) Joudrey.
John was a carpenter all his life. He played slow pitch for the Abbottsford A’s and was involved with minor hockey. He will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband and father.
He is survived by his wife Yvonne (Buskop), his daughter Courteney at home and his son Aaron, Wolfville. His sisters Nancy Richardson (David Sears) of Indian Harbour; Cathy Miles of Prospect, NS; Debbie Joudrey (Leroy) of New Canada; Susan Wagner of Elksford, BC; and Rhonda (Mike) Rhodenizer of Dayspring, NS.
Funeral service will be Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Wade Harvey officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Minor Hockey Association or to the Nature Conservatory of Canada. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Tracey & Craig Oickle
Dear Yvonne, words are hard to find to express how our hearts go out to you and your children. We hope you find strength in each other and always remember;
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
– William Penn
Yvonne, Aaron, and Courtney…my heart breaks for you all, words can never express the shock I felt, when I heard of John’s passing. Please except my condolences, I will never forget the times you were there for me, when my boys needed rides for hockey.
Teresa L. Smiley
I was both shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing! Please accept my sincere condolences. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all that knew him. I hope you find comfort in your memories of your time together.
You are in my prayers and thoughts,
Yvonne, Aaron, and Courtney. My heart aches for all of you . I was shocked to hear the sad news about John . It will be a rough road ahead but stay close to each other . Sincere sympathy . Brenda Lawrence
To Yvonne and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one.
Clayton & Jane Levy
Our Deepest Sympathy to you, your children and John’s sisters.
Dear Yvonne Aaron and Courtney,
I was shocked to hear about John!I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and the kids their father.Please know you are all in my thoughts as you go through this hard and sad journey.
Yvonne, Aaron and Courtney,
Sorry to hear of your sudden loss, I knew John from when he
came in the greenfield store , and I know he will be sadly missed in
the community. Today is not easy but remembering all the good times will carry you though, my thoughts are with you .
Judy & Nick von Wahl
Yvonne, Aaron and Courteney,
We were all blessed to know John. He was a wonderful person, Aaron and Courteney were lucky to have a father who cared about them as John did. He will be missed by all. The video tribute was beautiful, it showed all that John loved. May God comfort you with your memories.
Love and prayers, Judy & family
Dear Yvonne, Courteney and Aaron. It is so sad to hear that your husband, father, John has passed away. I only wish I had met each of you years ago as we are all family. I am one of the Bahamian-Texas connection. My mother(Irene) and John’s mother were sisters. My heart goes out to you for your loss. Sincerely, Lana Payne
James & Tanya Grant
Yvonne,Courtney & Aaron…our deepest condolences,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you all.
Dear Yvonne, Courteney & Aaron
Please know our hearts and thoughts are with you all, our deepest condolences at this very difficult time
Jennifer, Pat, Joel, Amber Frail
Heartfelt condolences from Kathleen Pottie, Diane Gregory and Patricia Hewitt
So sorry to hear about John’s passing. It was a pleasure knowing him over the years. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Camille & James Roberts , Nassau, Bahamas
We have loss touch, but he was still in our hearts, so sorry for your loss, we are cousins on John’s mother side of the family.
May God Watch Over And Keep You
Donald and Janet Himmelman
Yvonne,Aaron and Courteney,
We extend our condolences in the loss of your husband and father.
May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.
Joy Lowe Jossi, Gresham OR
Yvonne, Aaron and Courteney, I pray for your hearts to receive God’s comfort. I’m so glad for two visits with John and the family when you were in British Columbia. Aaron and Courteney were young just like in the pictures of them snuggling in John’s arms. I saw in John traits of our LOWE heritage – his orderly garage, motorbike under a blanket.
I’m guessing that the house with the surrounding porch is yours that he built in Greenfield NS. Wow! Our son, also a contractor, built a house with same porch surround and upstairs!
My father, Clarie, was the oldest brother to John’s mother, Eulah—she was child 11/13. I also recognized in John a likeness to our Nassau cousin, Greg Roberts.
With love and sympathy, cousin Joy Lowe Jossi
The Power Family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
The Power Family – Dorothy, Wayne & Cheryl, Bob, Cindy, Paul, Mary & families
Dear Yvonne, Aaron and Courteney,
We are so very saddened to hear of John’s passing. We have many great hockey memories!!! Please know you are all in our thoughts.
Peter, Michelle, Haley & Jared Colp
Joe and Joanne Sward
Yvonne and family,
We were very saddened to hear about JJ, he was a very well liked and respected guy, we have a lot of great times and memories with you and John.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the family.
Love the Swards.
Mike & Sylvia Langille
Yvonne,Aaron & Courteney,
We were so sorry to hear about John.Mike and I always enjoyed our chats at the old rink.Take care!
Mike & Sylvia
Sharon and Tony Vella
Evonne, Aaron and Courteney;
John was a very kind man. We enjoyed our time with him here doing what he loved best, carpentry, he was one of the best at his trade. Our condolences.
so sorry to hear of jj,s passing… i had the great pleasure of playing ball with jj out here in abbostsford with the ta,s for a number of yrs we had a great time and jj was always fun to be around laughing and kidding with the guys not to mention a hell of a ball player my prayers to the family
Yvonne,Aaron and Courteney,
I’m so sorry for this sudden loss. JJ was a great friend,teammate and partner. We shared a lot of good times and laughs together. JJ was one of those guys that everybody liked when they met him. He will be truly missed!
I wish I was there to give you all a big hug!
Lots of Love,
Uncle Jim ( Chewy ) and cousin Colton
Peter and Susan Truelove
Dear Yvonne, Courtney, and Aaron….we are so saddened to read of John’s passing. We have many fond memories of you all from our minor hockey years. Always a pleasure to chat with him, such a kind and caring man. May God surround you and your family in the days ahead and may it be of some small comfort to you to know that others share in your grief. Hold tight to your memories, for they will become one of your greatest treasures. Sincerely The Truelove family…Susan, Peter, Rhylee and Josh
Hi Yvonne, Aaron& Courtney
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Johny’s sudden passing while sitting in the airport today. I was so happy to be able to reach you by phone this morning if only for a few moments.
I’m glad I got to see you and John at moms not that long ago. John was the best step brother anyone could ever want.
May God give you and your family the strength to get through your sudden loss.
God Bless Love Corinne xoxo
Stephen & Julie Pedue
Dear Yvonne and family , we are shocked and sadden by the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult times ahead. J.J. will surely be missed by all who knew him. We have many fond memories of ball games and laughter in the dugouts and hockey rooms.
,Stephen & Julie Perdue,
Alden & Sharon
Yvonne, Aaron and Courteney,
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. John was a great DAD, Everytime is came to see us and talked about Aaron and Courteney, you could always see the pride and love he had in his eyes. Yvonne he loved you -you and the kids were his whole life.
He was a wonderful Man, always had a smile on his face.
He will truly be missed by so many. Remember all the good times
you had together, and hold on to those memories.
If there is everything we can do to help, let us know, we are here for all of you.
Yvonne, Courtney and Aaron,
I was so saddened to hear of John’s passing, he was a great man and always had a smile no matter what. I have great memories of boxing day and watching the World Jrs hockey. I will always think of him whenever I watch. He will be missed.
so sorry to hear of your loss may god be with you in times ahead in my prayers louise tanner
i am so sorry to hear about John, I’m Wayne Power’s sister. I grew up with John around the house. When he, Wayne and Steven went out west, mom so so worried, but I knew they would all be fine. I met you when my husband, Gary and I were out in Abbotsford visiting Wayne and Cheryle and then again when our father died 12 years ago. I hope your memories of John and the support of family and friends help you through this difficult time.
I grew up with Johnny in Indian Harbour . Several years ago, after decades of traveling I moved back to this small village. And wouldn’t you know it – I live next to the house where Johnny and the Joudrey family used to live. We had a lot of laughs, played a lot of sports and throughout it all, even as a very young man I was struck by his spirit of getting people involved. If there was game of anything happening Johnny was in the middle of organizing it and he took it upon himself to make sure everyone of us was there to share the fun. I suspect he never lost this spirit – that everyone of us, and especially kids deserve a chance. It might be a coincidence that I work for Big Brothers Big Sisters and I try to help all kids have a chance to be involved, to have friends, to have fun – like a kid should. I suspect I learned this many many years ago from people like Johnny. My deepest sympathy ed saunders
Ann Vanderhoek Waardenburg
Yvonne and family, Sorry to hear of John’s passing, I still have many memories of John from slo-pitch some if which I still find myself laughing about today. May you find strength during this difficult time, you are in my thoughts, hugs!
I want to offer you my deepest sympathy on the passing of John. I was shocked when I heard. We only met a few times but I will remember his humorous remarks well. Wishing you all the strength in this difficult time, Peter.