John Kadwell of Thornbury passed away with his loving wife by his side at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at the age of 80.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, John was a son of the late Jack and Mariette (nee LeRiche) Kadwell.
John was truly loved and will be deeply mourned by his wife and dearest friend, Sherry (nee Dinsmore) Kadwell of Thornbury. He was the extremely proud and generous father of Harris Kadwell (Connor Long) and Davis Kadwell (Stephen Andrianopoulos).
John will be sadly missed by his children, Kirk Kadwell (Paula Walsh), Keri Beauchamp (Riley), Keenan Kadwell (Jennifer Case), and he will be remembered by their mother, Linda denBok (nee Shepherd).
Grandpa’s famous Kadwell hugs will be missed by his grandchildren, Kyle Kadwell, Alicia Kadwell, Kenzie Kadwell, and McKinley Kadwell, and he will be remembered fondly by David Reid, Erica Reid, Ari Beauchamp, and Solomon Beauchamp.
He was the dear brother of Jack Kadwell (Norene) and was predeceased by his brother Jed Kadwell. John was the cherished son-in-law of Eileen Dinsmore (late Sam), and brother-in-law of Michael Dinsmore (Dawna), Scott Dinsmore, and Margie Juniper (Jim). He will be remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews and their families. John treasured his friendships and will be missed by many special friends.
John truly loved life and had a very spontaneous and adventurous nature. He was outgoing, always looked ahead and wasn’t scared to try anything, even if it involved taking a risk. In 1968 John moved to the Blue Mountain area in anticipation of the growth and development in the area. He played a major role in the expansion of Monterra Golf Course and the surrounding area. John was a dreamer and a planner, he wanted to be part of the action, even if it meant relocating.
He was a proud longtime member of the Beaver Valley Masonic Lodge. In his free time he enjoyed skiing, cycling, flying, biking, playing cards and travelling with family and friends. John was always well dressed for any occasion and liked to balance work and play. In his earlier years he worked as an electrician and then ventured out working in property planning development, which he thoroughly enjoyed because this allowed him to work towards a dream or a vision. John was so pleased to be able to work alongside Sherry, Harris and Davis and to help relocate the Tigs store to its present location in Thornbury.
A private family celebration of John’s life will take place in the near future.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Salvation Army 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. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
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