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.
A Celebration of Life
Date & Time:
February 26, 2020
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 56.
67 Clarence St, Port Colborne, Ontario.
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