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In Loving Memory of

John William Hope

1959-2022

Obituary of John William Hope

We are heartbroken to announce John Hope’s unexpected, peaceful passing at his residence on January 5, 2022 in his 63rd year. Survived by his father Billy Hope, brother Edward (Susan), sister Tracy, and niece Ryah Wheeler. Predeceased by his mother Therese Hope (1998) and brother-in-law Doug Wheeler (2021). He will be dearly missed by his many friends, relatives, and his four legged pal Diamond.

John was a sheet metal worker for many years, but is best known for his service to Beer on Wheels. He will be missed by many customers.In his younger years, John was a heavyweight boxer for the Niagara Boxing Club. He was a dedicated sports fan, especially of the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was most content watching old movies, enjoying a drink on the front porch, listening to music, and being with friends and family. He will be forever remembered for his kind nature, heart of gold, and big smile.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). As per John’s wishes cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19 regulations, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Niagara Falls Soup Kitchen. Online condolences may be shared on John’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Dan, Carrie, Patrick and Rebecca Wheeler
6 months ago

Hi Tracy and Ryah. We just found out about John today. So sorry to hear about the loss of such a friendly and kind person. Sincerely, Dan, Carrie, Patrick and Rebecca Wheeler

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Janice Kertesz
6 months ago

We are so sorry and saddened to hear about Johnny. He will be forever remembered. Our thoughts are with you Billy, and all of the family. 💙
Lou & Janice Kertesz

Mark "Ike" Smith
6 months ago

I am blessed with such great memories of Johnny “The Kid” and his family from our younger days: NFCVI, the basement bar on Eastwood, fishing trips to Noganosh, bluegrass festivals, concerts, and so many good times.
Johnny Hope lived life large and has always been the best and truest kind of friend.
Thinking of family and friends sharing this loss of a genuine “one of a kind”.

Linda Juras
6 months ago

Sincerest condolences to the Hope family.
John your contagious smile and love of life will be greatly missed.
You always were and still are, the coolest big brother. Tracy and Ed were lucky to have you,

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Smitty and Leila
6 months ago

Goodbye to our “best man”. You’ll always be alive in our hearts. Thinking about you Tracy and family!

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Shawn and Cori Detlor
6 months ago

Our sincerest condolences to Tracey and Family on the passing of this gentle giant…RIP John

Tina
6 months ago

I have so many fond memories of John. He was such a kind and sweet man. I will you and your family in my prayers

Donna White
6 months ago

So very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of John Our hearts go out to his family. He certainly was a gentle giant. Your friends from Ivans Bar

Julie Hamill
6 months ago

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Fly with the angels John. ❤️

Cecilia Devitt
6 months ago

Rest in piece my dear cousin. I will miss our small occasional chats especially over the past year when we would reminisce our childhood memories; and talked about eagles, and bird watching while visiting our Mother’s resting place. ❤️🙏
Love Cecilia Mary

Sue Wheeler
6 months ago

We’ll miss you Big John. So many nice memories, especially star gazing up North and your love of astronomy.

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Brian Mackenzie
6 months ago

My sincerest Condolences to John’s family at the very difficult time. I think of John often and of the good times we shared. His smile made others smile too. God bless you John.

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Wendy Jack .
6 months ago

So sorry for your loss Tracey Im keeping you and your Family in my thoughts and prayers .

Tim Housser
6 months ago

I was heart ❤ broken when I heard the nsws. John and I went to elementary school together and later high school. Was a great guy and always in good spirits. God speed his soul , whenever we Seen each other it was cheerful. Condolences to the family and all his friends 🙏

Tracey James
6 months ago

So sorry for your loss. I never really knew John but always heard good things about him.

Kathy and John Upper
6 months ago

It’s so hard to find the words to express what an incredible person John was. He was always smiling and was kind to everyone. We’re so sorry for your loss Mr Hope, Tracy, Ed, Susan and Ryah. It was a gift to know him. Sending lots of love to you all.

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Joe Bruzzese
6 months ago

“Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and perpetual light shine upon him” Going to miss his smiling face, talks on the job and salutations…
Joe Bruzzese

Jimmy Hope
6 months ago

I will miss you Cuz, you had a kind heart filled with Love and Laughter.

Patty and Joe Mills
6 months ago

It’s hard to come up with words. John was an example of a kind, living and spiritual being. It’s so eye opening to realize this amazing man will no longer be in our lives. He will beissed by so very many especially by his dad, his brother Ed , his sister Tracy and his niece and friend Ryah. So many many friends will miss seeing that smiling face. May he rest in peace. Lots of love to his family.

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The Croteau Family
6 months ago

Our Sincerest Heartfelt Condolences 🙏 ❤

Pat Harding
6 months ago

So sorry to hear Tracey of your brother John sounds like a great guy he will be sadly missed but not forgotten

Bonnie (Feren) Bagnulo
6 months ago

My sincere condolences on the passing of a beautiful spirit. Johnny had a heart that stepped out in front of you before his body. The Cheshire grin and that larger than life laugh will always be fondly remembered.
Prayers to Tracy and all the family.

Carolin Schriver
6 months ago

R.I.P. John .. You were like a brother to me .. You will be sadly missed by many .. You were a very nice kind soul with a heart of gold .. My condolences to all the family

Steve Gillespie
6 months ago

So very sad we lost such an amazing wonderful great friend in John Hope . I’m very proud to have him as a big brother and a close friend . My love goes out to Tracy Ryah and Ed ,Bill Hope and Marie and all of the family .

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