John Freeman

John Freeman

Friday, June 27th, 1941 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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Freeman, John
John Albert Freeman, 78, of Guelph, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Saturday December 14, 2019 after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy.
John was born in Toronto Ontario, June 27, 1941. He graduated from York University with the second highest grade in the country for his graduating year in accounting.
John was married to Kathleen Brock June 19th, 1965. They were married 54 years.
John spent two years in the Canadian Navy out of high school before returning to York University. He had many interesting job titles throughout his life. From controller at Suncor to Director of Finance at the University of Guelph, to co-founder and CEO of Cinema 1 inc. along with his son Brent and Alan McCrae. He also started the software company, Softkey with Kevin O’Leary (Yes, that Kevin O’Leary). John was also a small aircraft pilot since 1976. Up until recently, he was also actively involved in Calvary Baptist Church.
John is survived by his wife Kathy, son Brent, his beautiful grandchildren Myra, Samuel and Presley as well as his brother Bert and his wife Carolyn and nieces and nephews Kelly, Tracy, Robert and Richie.
John is preceded in death by his father John and mother Lily.
The family of John Freeman wishes to thank the wonderful psw’s at Riverside Glen on Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held at Gilbert Macintyre & Son, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Tuesday December 17th from 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church 454 Arkell Road, Guelph, on Wednesday December 18th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Pastor Dave Peterson of Calvary will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the PSP Society of Canada. ( Donation cards are available at the funeral home or online at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Calvary Baptist Church
    454 Arkell Rd.
    Guelph, Ontario N1L 0J4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: PSP Society of Canada.


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Marilu Pancoe

Posted at 05:31pm
Dear Kathy & Family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. John helped me get my job at S.C Johnson many years ago and I remember him as a kind, gentle and caring man. He always looked out for me and it was great to see a friendly smile making my way around a big company. He even took me under his wing and let me be on his golf field day team ... me, a non golfer... a testament to his great sense of humor. You were good neighbors to my sister Joan in Brier Park also. Wishing you comfort in your happy family memories. Marilu Pancoe

Mike Jessop

Posted at 12:59pm
Thoughts and sympathies for Brent, his mom and family.
I will always remember Yellow Bird.

Kind regards,
Mike Jessop
and Family

Mae Bell

Posted at 06:49pm
I want to express my sincere condolences to Kathy and the family on the loss of John, a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and a dear friend ....
I have many fond memories of the times spent celebrating New Years Eves with John and Kathy and many other great times we had together many years ago when we were young, that was a couple of lifetimes ago.....but still fond you Kathy and love our life long connection with one another.... Mae Bell

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Posted at 09:31am
In loving memory of John. Brother, Brother in law and Uncle. From Bert and Carolyn, Kelly and Richard, Jessica and Sarah. He will be sadly missed.
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