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John Botter

Mr. John Botter

Wednesday, January 15th, 1930 - Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of John Botter announce his passing at the age of 89 years, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He will be dearly missed by the love of his life for 67 years, Dorothy, whom he met while playing hockey for the Renfrew Millionaires in the Senior Hockey League. Also left behind are son David (Lori), daughter Christina (Keven) and son Gary (Melinda). He was the proud Nonno of Madison (Taylor), Blake, Mitchell and Joel. John is survived by many nieces and nephews and the Reynolds families. He was predeceased by his father Primo, his mother Maria, his step-mother Carmel and by his brothers Ardolino, Livio and Avelino.

John was a master carpenter who could take a pile of wood and create any project people requested. He was a hard-working man of few words who lived with integrity and class. John had a great love of baseball, particularly, his beloved New York Yankees. He was also an avid hockey fan, following the hometown Guelph Storm each year. He spent many a day either collecting pennies, rolling them and putting them in the hidden safe or chasing squirrels away. John also enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, sitting for hours just to complete a difficult area and to find the piece that fit into that spot.

The family would like to thank St. Mary’s Hospital staff and Dr. Campbell for their care and support these last weeks of his life and to Hospice Wellington for their care and kindness.

Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for John will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, 175 Emma St., Guelph, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy in John’s honour, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Holy Rosary Church would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) and condolences may be sent to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dublin Chapel
    252 Dublin St. N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 4P3
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00am
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00am
    Dublin Chapel
    252 Dublin St. N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 4P3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 10:30pm
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 10:30pm
    Holy Rosary Church
    175 Emma St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 1B6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Vernon Boyd
  • Interment

    Marymount Cemetery
    5400 Hwy. 6 N.,
    Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
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  • Reception

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Holy Rosary Parish Hall
    175 Emma Street
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 1V6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Ron & Susan Ferraro & Family

Posted at 03:39pm
Dear Dorothy & Family,
Today we heard of the passing of John and wish to extend our most sincere condolences to you and your your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. My father Tony was saddened as well to hear of your loss.
He had many fond memories of the good times shared with both of you.
Most sincerely,
Ron & Susan Ferraro & Family

Eggcetra Restaurant

Posted at 07:55pm
Please accept our condolences from the Staff at Eggcetra Restaurant. We are grateful that John and Dorothy were such long standing loyal customers. You will be missed by everyone. I am sure breakfast will be amazing in heaven.

Susan O'Toole

Posted at 11:38am
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kristi McKenna

Posted at 11:03pm
Gary and Family
My heartfelt condolences to all .

Mike & Mary Beth Parisotto

Posted at 10:10pm
Dorothy & family

In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences.

Mike and Mary Beth Parisotto

Andrea Burger Posted at 11:01pm

Our deepest condolences to tour family Gary and Melinda. Andrea Adam Ashley.

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