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P.O. Box 130, 1 Highland Drive
Flesherton, ON N0C 1E0
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John Porteous

John Arthur "Jack" Porteous

Monday, October 4th, 1926 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Porteous; "Jack" John Arthur

Surrounded by family at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 of Markdale in his 95th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Janet (1998). Loving father of Elaine(Don) McLean of Maxwell, Shay(Doug) McFadden of Markdale, Joan(Tom) Ivison of Nova Scotia, Robert(Gayle) of Flesherton, Leo(Heather) of Maxwell, Nancy(James) Worster of Maine, USA, and Laurie. Survived by 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Jack is predeceased by parents Arthur and Bertie as well as sister Laura Talbot.

Jack was born in Osprey Township on October 4 1926. He was the best story teller with his excellent memory and ability to make the circumstances alive, along with his witty sense of humour. Farming was in his blood and he and Janet raised their family at Rock Mills. He was always proud of his Oliver 88. For the last thirty years he gardened at his home in Markdale right up to this past summer. It was his enjoyment to supply his many friends with his vegetables.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception (1 Highland Drive, Flesherton) on Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 2-4pm. Family members unable to attend due to COVID-19 will be available via virtual communication. Funeral service from the chapel on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1pm. Should anyone wish, memorial donations to Gentle Shepherd Community Church would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 8th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, November 8th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Funeral Home Chapel
    1 Highland Drive
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    If you plan to attend visitation, we as that you use the RSVP service through our website. If you are unable to use the RSVP service, please call our office at 519-924-2810 to let us know when you plan to attend.
  • Service

    Monday, November 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, November 9th, 2020 1:00pm
    Funeral Home Chapel
    1 Highland Drive
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    Jack's funeral service will be live streamed for those who are unable to join us in person. If you would like to be physically present with us, we ask that you use the RSVP service on the website. If you are unable to use the RSVP service, please call our office at 519-924-2810 to let us know you will be attending.
    Reverend Adam Nickell
  • Interment

    Flesherton Cemetery
    90 Toronto Road
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Brenda Kinsman

Posted at 09:35am
Thinking of you all & sending our sympathy. I have many great memories of growing up as neighbors at Rock Mills. I absolutely loved Janet’s homemade peanut butter cookies & sour cream pie!

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Posted at 07:50pm
Sorry for your loss, Love Jim, Melissa and Nicole Stirling
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KenBernice Stewart

Posted at 12:16pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Long time friend of Jack & Janet & family The one memory we would like to share is. We were playing cards at their house in Flesherton and a big record snowstorm blew in We had to stay over nite and didn’t get home till the next afternoon by snowmobile. We all had a good time regardless of the weather.
God Bless each of us Ken & Bernice Stewart & family

Connie Austin

Posted at 10:48am
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad, Jack. My thoughts are with you all. May he rest in peace.
Connie McCreary Austin

Bonnie Stevenson

Posted at 10:41am
I have known the Porteous family for a long time.........from when my dad used to get a boar from Jack for our sows, in the 1970s and probably before then. So sorry for the loss of your dad, Rob, Joan, Nancy, Shay, Elaine, Leo, Laurie.

Bonnie (Sammons) Brown Stevenson

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