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In Loving Memory of

John Roy Staite

1942 - 2020

Obituary of John Roy Staite

Staite, John Roy
05-06-1942 Worcester, UK
15-05-2020 Niagara Falls, ON

John left this world peacefully at age 77 after an 8 month battle with Mesothelioma.

John and Lesley married in 1967 and immigrated with their children to Canada in 1976. Over his years living in England, Toronto, Rigaud, Que, and Niagara Falls, John never met a stranger and was always the neighborhood handyman and social butterfly.

John worked as a milkman, contractor and long-time TTC driver. He was an avid gardener and carpenter. He loved cruising with his family to new places, visiting (donating to) the local casino and supporting Tim Hortons as often as possible. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and each had a special place in his heart. He and Delaney enjoyed Blue Jay games, Parker would sit on his lap and tell him his most recent adventures, Jaemes got lots of sleepovers (and slot machine time) with him and Jake shared his love of woodworking.

He will be remembered by all who knew him as kind, generous, always smiling, and willing to help. He was an Englishman at heart appreciating his roses, a good cup of tea - and a few chocolate chip cookies. He is survived by his wife Lesley, his children Neil (Bev) and Daisy (Mike) and his four grandchildren. In keeping with his kind and generous spirit we ask you perform random acts of kindness to celebrate his life. If you would like to make a donation in his name, please do so to the Mark Preece Family House in Hamilton ON. Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left on John’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com

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Dean & Dawn Gormley
2 years ago

Auntie Lesley, Neil, Daisey & Families,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle John, we have some
great memories of you when we were over in Canada, you always
welcomed us into your home, we spent some great days with you
around your pool, the kids always loved it, I never ever got tired of listening
to your stories, you were always so friendly and a great laugh.
Uncle John you will be missed Greatly
RIP Uncle John

Love

Dean & Dawn Gormley & Family (UK)

Tracy Harper
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear about John’s passing. I can remember him alway helping my elderly parents, Millie and Art with projects around their home in Agincourt, Ontario. A truly kind and generous man.

Charlotte Glasson
2 years ago

Having just planted one of these Dianthus in each of our gardens today in memory of John, we just wanted to share these words…

Not, how did they die, but how did they live?
Not, what did they gain, but what did they give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a person as a person, regardless of birth.
Not, what was their church, or what was their creed?
But had they befriended those really in need?
Were they ever ready, with a word of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not, what did the sketch in the newspaper say,
But how many were sorry when they passed away?

RIP dearest brother and Uncle,
Trevor, Jean, Tracey & Charlotte xxx

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Paul and Larissa
2 years ago

We are grateful for the many laughs and stories we were able to share with John. He was always such a chipper and positive man who always welcomed us to join him in the pleasure of donating to the local casino. Taken too soon, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

With love,
Paul and Larissa

Daphne McNames
2 years ago

Dear Lesley & family,
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a lovely man, so kind and generous.
He will be greatly missed.
With love from Daphne

Lew Staite and family
2 years ago

John was one of a kind and the sort of person who would give
you the shirt off his back. He was always willing to help someone who needed it. A great loss to everyone, gone but
will never be forgotten. Very proud to say he’s my brother.
RIP John, love you.

Tom and Pat Taylor
2 years ago

Dear Lesley, Neil, Daisy and Families,
We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was indeed a great man and a great friend. We enjoyed our time together in Worcester and have so may cherished memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all of the memories you have of your time together bring you comfort. God Bless.

Love,
Tom and Pat Taylor
Rick, Tom, Adrian, Stuart and Families

Andrew & Gloria Staite
2 years ago

Aunty Lesley, Neil, Lorna and family, our most since condolences during this difficult time. We have many fantastic memories of Uncle John and the funny stories he was always sharing. He was a great man and will be missed. We will be thinking of you…

Love,

Andrew,, Gloria, Connor, Ryan, Brandon, Tyler…

XXXX ❤️

Lynne & Chris Burnet
2 years ago

Our sincere condolences Aunty Lesley, Neil, and Lorna and families. Uncle John was always so happy and I loved all the stories he shared with us when we were younger. I will always remember how he loved to sing “The Power of Love” I will cherish the memories. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Uncle John xoxo

Diane
2 years ago

Aunty Lesley, Neil, Daisy and all your families, we send you our deepest sympathy, we are thinking of you all during this sad time. We have some great memories of Uncle John.

Love,
Di, Perry and Josh
xxx

Trevor Staite
2 years ago

Lesley, Neil, Daisy & Families.
We are thinking of you all during these difficult times.
As you are aware, John was a great brother to me and will be deeply missed. We do have very fond memories of him which will never leave us.

Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Love Trevor & Jean.xx

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Trevor Staite
2 years ago

Lesley, Neil, Daisy & Families.
We are thinking of you all during these difficult times.
John was a great brother to me and will be deeply missed. We have lots of fond memories which will never leave us.

Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Love Trevor & Jean xx

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Charlotte Glasson
2 years ago

Auntie Lesley, Neil, Daisy and families,
Thinking of you all at this incredibly difficult time. No words can describe how sorry we all are and I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and I hope that knowing you are surrounded by the love of your family and friends will at least bring you some comfort in the coming days and weeks.
As an uncle to me, he will always be remembered and will live on in all our hearts.
With love and deepest sympathy,
Charlotte and family. xxx

Tracey owens
2 years ago

Thinking of you auntie Lesley and your family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . We will cherish the memories of uncle john . So sad . Love to you all Martin Tracey Sian myah – grace xxx

June Woodland
2 years ago

Les, Daisy and Neil – Thinking of you all at this very sad time. With all our love – June, Mark and Mawgan xx

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Margot Ferguson
2 years ago

To Neil and the rest of the Staite family – please accept my deepest condolences for your great loss.

Sandi Bridgeman
2 years ago

We are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a dear friend to our family. Our hearts go out to you Lesley and all your beautiful family.
With love and sincere sympathy,
The Bridgemans

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andrea rushton
2 years ago

Lesley, Neil daisy and family,
Our condolences 2 u all. Sorry 2 hear the passing of a lovely man John who we always remember as a true gentleman. He will always be in our thoughts. Thinking of u all from Veronica Paul fessey
Andrea james and family xxx

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