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In Loving Memory of

Jonathan Sterling Asa Taft

1965 - 2020

Obituary of Jonathan Sterling Asa Taft

We are sad to announce the passing of our father Jonathan Sterling Asa Taft. Jonathan was born December 4, 1965, the oldest son of David and Sharon Parnell Taft (nee Eves). He is predeceased by his parents and beloved grandparents Thelma (Thompson) and Sterling Eves, Florence (Dawson) and Orville Taft, and his oldest daughter Janice Julie Sharon. He will be deeply missed by his children Jonathan Taft Jr., Quinn Taft, and daughter Justine Jane Maddalena (Dana).

In death, Jonathan is happily reunited with his mother Sharon, his daughter Janice, Grandma and Grandpa Eves, Grandma Taft and his Great Grandpa Thompson.

Jonathan was an active member of the Port Colborne Sea Cadets as a teenager and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in January of 1985. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Sonar Operator on the HMCS Saskatchewan and then transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served as an Air Traffic Controller until November 1991 when he was honourably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

Jon worked for Lear Corp. in Oakville for several years, receiving the nickname “Rambo” from coworkers.

He leaves behind many blood/step/adopted/and surrogate brothers and sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins. He will be especially missed by his little brothers Dave and Tim, his little sister Dee-Ann and his baby sister Lisa.

He will be greatly missed by Quinn’s mother and dear friend Wendy Barkley, “brother” Greg Minor, and Pat & Tina Edwards.

A celebration of Jon's life will take place on Wednesday, February 26 from 1-4pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 56, 67 Clarence St, Port Colborne. For those who wish, donations can be made to a trust account under the name of his son, Quinn Taft.

The tiger has torn down the wall and broken free, and now resides on the dark side of the moon.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: February 26, 2020
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 56.
67 Clarence St, Port Colborne, Ontario.

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Susan Luxon
4 years ago

Deepest condolences to the entire family. I just saw the post and am coming back from appointments in Toronto. Sorry I could not be present to pay my respect. Rest in Peace Jonathan. You will be forever loved and missed. You are now reunited with many loved ones. Love Aunt Susan

Susan Luxon
4 years ago

Rest in Peace Jonathan. Deepest condolences to your entire family. I just saw the post and was at appointments out of Niagara. You are now reunited with many loved ones. All will remember you forever. Love Aunt Susan

Cheryl akershoek
4 years ago

I remember this man very well us and the McMillan’s were all friends growing up my prayers are with u all today take care with love the akershoeks we were the birds and ur dad was a fish (Air cadets Sea cadets) something we always teased about

Pat Jacobi
4 years ago

My sincere condolences to Jonathan’s children as well, Tim, David, Dee-Ann and Lisa. I will cherish the memories I have of Jonathan when he was little, as well as my memories of his beloved parents who are also greatly missed. May God bless you and give you the strength you need as you mourn the loss of your father and brother. with prayers and hugs, Pat Jacobi (Graham-Leslie)

Chris Moore
4 years ago

Havnt seen Jon in years… super guy I remember… condolences to the family

Alma Grover Richardson
4 years ago

My condolences to Jon’s family. He was a great guy!

Chris Dugan
4 years ago

It is with sadness and heavy heart to hear of the recent passing of Jonathan. I have many fond memories of Jonathan when we were both members of the Port Colborne Sea Cadets; RCSCC Valiant. God Bless.

Chris J Dugan, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Dee-Anne Taft
4 years ago

Sending all my love and thoughts home to everyone as we all grieve the loss of Jonathan. He was a father, brother, uncle and great uncle.

He accepted many people into his life and treated them as family.

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you.
Until we meet again.

This poem is helping me a bit to deal with my loss. It is still so hard to think I won’t see him again but am glad to know he is finally at rest and can be with those he has loved and lost. He will not be alone.

We are not alone as we all still have each other and our memories of him in our hearts forever.

God saw you were getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you and
whispered come to me

A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
he only takes the best.

Hugs to all

RIP Jon xxxx

Love always Dee (Anne)

Dan & Sue
4 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the family….from the family of Danny and Susan Gennings

Karen jarvis
4 years ago

Heart felt condolences from the Jarvis family

Jackie Adams
4 years ago

Jane……My deepest and most sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. Sending hugs and love.


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Trust account for Quinn Taft - Cheques written to "Justine Maddalena" may be mailed to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services at 102A - 4300 Drummond Road. Niagara Falls, ON. L2E 6C3. Cash may also be brought to the Funeral Home directly.

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