John Roden Obituary
In Loving Memory of

John Paul Roden

1937 - 2023

Obituary of John Paul Roden

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of John Paul Roden. John passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, June 10, 2023 in his 86th year. Loving husband of Sharon, dear father of John (Jackie), grandfather of Taylor and Zachary. Predeceased by his parents William and Gertude Roden and sister Evelyn. He is survived by two nieces Samantha (Calgary) and Melissa (Australia), and brother-in-law Frank O'Brien (Paula). John had a passion for British Sports Cars and was a member of several British Sports Car Clubs, where he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and expertise with fellow enthusiasts. Cremation has taken place according to John's wishes. He will have his last ride in his loved Morgan on the back country roads. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services.

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Beverley Beamer
3 months ago

Sharon and family….we were so sad to hear about the passing of John…he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and by his fellow car enthusiasts…we hope you will continue to come out to Pub Nights in the future…take care….

Harold and Bev Beamer

Brenda MacPhail-Navarre
3 months ago

Sharon….it’s been many years since our years at Dana and always had fond memories of you and John…my sincere condolences…so sorry for your loss xo

Brenda MacPhail-Navarre

Terry & Patty Rempel
3 months ago

We had the privilege of knowing John for three decades. He was always good for an interesting and thoughtful conversation. We’ll miss him.

Gloria Roden
3 months ago

Dear Sharon, my most sincere condolences on the passing of Johnny to you and the family, such a gentle man, may he rest in peace.

Louise Fienberg
3 months ago

Sharon and family
i was so sorry to hear of Johnnys passing. I had just been talking about him with Joannie Shiner this past weekend. Although it has been many years, I clearly remember you and Johnny coming to visit us when we lived in St. Catharines.
My mother was Rosslyn and she was Willy and Gertie’s neice
May his memory be for a blessing
Louise Fienberg

Joan Shiner
3 months ago

Sharon and family..So sorry to have heard through Johnny’s Roden side of the family that he has passed way. I just asked about him on this past Saturday. Although it has been many years since I last saw him the picture is exactly how I remember him. My Mother Cari Roden Siskind. was a niece to Uncle Willie . As their fathers were brothers. Condolences from myself and my sister Beverley

Carrie Kaye
3 months ago

Alex and I were saddened to hear of John’s death, unexpectedly for us as we had talked with you and John the day before
We discussed many issues during the time he shared in Alex’ room
Alex enjoyed the maple leaf cookies he shared.
After reading the obituary, we were surprised to never talk about his British sports car passion.That would have been fun.
Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss.John would have been a remarkable life partner.
We hold you and your family in our prayers
Carrie Kaye

Ron & Claudette Andres
3 months ago

Sharon..we are sorry to hear of John’s passing.
Our condolences to you and tbe family.
May he rest in peace..

Gord and Sybil Cavdek
3 months ago

Dear Sharon and family
We are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. We are thinking of you and are close should you need anything

Phil Porter
3 months ago

Sharon and Family,

Very sorry to learn that John has passed. It has been quite a few years since we last spoke but my memories of life at Hayes Dana will always remain, especially working with John. My sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your Family. Rest easy John.

3 months ago

So very sorry to see this..My family shared many happy times at Dana with John & Sharon..Such a great person..

Cathy & Marcello Desimone
3 months ago

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a true gentleman I enjoyed working with. Sending our sincere condolences to Sharon and family. Marcello & Cathy

Margaret Drennan
3 months ago

Sharon & family , Sincere condolences to you. Graham always enjoyed time spent with you both. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers

Paul Teeple
3 months ago

Sharon, I was shocked to hear of John’s passing. I truly enjoyed working with John, a lover of sports cars and of course, baseball.
I sincerely enjoyed every conversation and debate with John during our working days. He had such a positive effect on me and many others.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ernie Dodman
3 months ago

Sharon, so very sorry to read of John.s passing. May the memories of a life well lived together sustain you during these difficult times. Another old Hayes Dana friend is now at rest.

Joanne Avery and David Birtwistle
3 months ago

Dear Sharon and family,
David and I were shocked to hear of John’s sudden death. We wish you all the best and hope to see you in the near future to deliver our wishes in person.
David and Joanne

Pat and Lou Dekker
3 months ago

Our sincere condolences to Sharon. We have known John for many years and will miss his lengthy and very knowledgeable conversations about anything and everything. A very smart guy! And a very good friend!

Rita Bratley
3 months ago

Sharon…I’m so sorry to hear of Johns passing. I have many fond memories of the “car club” days which you and John were a big part of. Sending you a warm hug and wishing you comfort and peace.
Rita Bratley

Mary E Bocchinfuso
3 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss . I knew John and Sharon when I lived on Leslie Place in Fonthill. John was a helpful neighbour and we both had a fondness for dogs.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Reva Nelson
3 months ago

John was part of the family who I met when I was 15. He was always nice to me. Condolences, Sharon. -Reva (Evelyn’s sister-in-law)

3 months ago

My condolences to Sharon on John’s passing, I worked with John for 40 years at Dana Canada. John was a gentleman and well liked , may he rest in peace. AlanTaylor.

Dr. Marilyn Morinis
3 months ago

I grew up with John (Johnny) at out country place. He was like a cousin to me. There was a mutual caring for each other. I am very sorry that he is no longer with us. I will miss him.


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