McPhee, John Duncan

John Duncan McPhee passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughter Shannon, granddaughter Erica and close friend Wenda at the Meaford Long Term Care on Wednesday May 1, 2024 in his 79th year after a lengthy battle with cancer.

John was born on October 13th, 1945 in Thessalon, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Victoria McPhee.

He is survived by his wife Nancy McPhee (nee Whitby), who is also residing at Meaford Long Term Care and her daughter Karen (Edward), her son Douglas (Diane), and her sisters Adrian (Bob) and Renee (Rob).

John will be greatly missed by his daughter Shannon Dowden (David), Granddaughter Erica (Thomas) and Grandson Daniel. He will also be missed by his Great Grandchildren Kaleigh, Jaxon, Greyson and Freya, as well as caring friends Andrew, Wenda, and Nancy in Meaford.

John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, nature and cooking and was a skilled carpenter. John was also a veteran of the Canadian Navy.

Special thank you to all the staff at Meaford Long Term Care and to his doctors Dr. Sandhu and Dr. Recoskie.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jennifer shortt
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    It reflects John and heard lots of stories about him. I am thinking of your family at this time and you will miss your dad and grandfather

  2. Malarie McClelland
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Renee, Rob, Jennifer and Chrissy,

    I am so sorry for the loss on John (McPhee). I have fond memories of camping and going on adventures with him and Susan when he was our neighbour. My deepest condolences to you all.

  3. Victoria
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Sending our most sincere condolences to Shannon and family. Our hearts go out to you at this time.

  4. Julie McPhee
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Niece’s Jennifer and Chrissy ❤️

  5. Jeannette Lalonde
    Thursday, May 2, 2024

    My deepest sympathy to all the family.
    John’s death brings memories of good times spent with aunt Victoria and uncle Bud and family in Thessalon with my father Victor and mom Rita.

  6. Claudette Lalonde HINSPERGER
    Saturday, May 4, 2024

    Sincere condolencesJ to JOHN’’S family. I am Claudette Lalonde Hinsperger, oldest daughter of his aunt Rita and uncle Victor Lallonde.

  7. Ann Whitfield
    Saturday, May 4, 2024

    I grew up in Thessalon, next door to John on Brownlee Rd. and had the pleasure of sampling his homemade pizzas and baking. He even let his daughter and I experiment with making a bread, which we ate and survived, lol. Rest in Peace John. My Condolences to the family.

  8. Adrienne Dresser
    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    I’m ready now to say , Rest in Peace Brother John
    My sincere condolences to all of his family , All three daughters, and families.
    and with special thanks to Shannon McPhee Dowden,
    his eldest who stayed with her Dad to the end, when none us could.
    It was an appreciated expression of love and courage .
    I am his younger sister, Adrienne Dresser (Bob) ,
    nee MacPhee, formerly McCoshen (Wayne) :
    Mother of John’s Nephew Michael McCoshen & Niece Victoria McCoshen Noble
    who also wish to express their heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Girls
    Love and truth and peace to all, Adrienne

  9. Marjori
    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    My deepest condolences. John was a kind, caring, and generous man. He spoiled us at the IDA pharmacy with flowers and food baskets. He nick named me MJ and truly cared about the store and the staff. We will miss his chocolate bar orders for Nancy and great phone voice

  10. Karen Hindman
    Thursday, May 9, 2024

    I’m so sorry for our loss. Mom and I met John at the Meaford LTC when Dad was admitted a year ago Feb. John and I struck up a friendship and my mom thought the world of him. When he found out that I had sailed, had been into Thessalon on a ship unloading stone, his jaw dropped. Whenever we saw each other we would take the time to visit and he would always make me laugh. He and Gord passed away on the same day and my heart broke, they were my two favourite people. I didn’t know John long but I will remember and pray for him the rest of my life.
    My deepest condolences to all who loved John.

  11. Kay Nicholls
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    My respect for John is great, as I witnessed how he cared for my dear friend Nancy when she was diagnosed with her illness, especially since he had health issues himself.
    I consider John to have been my friend as well. He kept me apprised of Nancy’s condition & how they were doing plugging on together. He would have my name on the large screen TV when I phoned, so that Nancy could see who was calling her.
    You will be dearly missed John and I hope you are at peace, as you so deserve!


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