In Memory of




Obituary for John William O'Donnell

O’Donnell; John William

Peacefully at Brightshores Health Services in Owen Sound on March 26, 2024 in his 62nd year. Beloved partner of the late Brenda Waites. Treasured father of Ryan (Julie), Randy (Chevie), Brandi (Tyler) and Sean (Gabby). Remarkable grandfather of Griffin, Everett, Fletcher, Evan, Leah, Koraline and Madelynne. Loving brother to Al (Joanne), the late Bruce (Kim), Ronnie, Tony, Colleen and Kevin.
Much loved uncle, cousin and friend.

John was always known for his wit, sarcasm and humour. He was always cracking a joke and making everyone laugh. Bringing light and joy into the lives of others. Hearing a story from John was always a pleasure as he was a storyteller extraordinaire. John was incredibly talented in carpentry and woodwork, making wonderful creations in his lifetime. His presence will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke would be greatly appreciated.
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