John “Johnny” Lorne Grube, age 52, passed away at the Woodstock General Hospital, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. John was born in St. Mary’s Ontario on the 25th of March, 1965. John was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Sharon (McCann) Grube and his ½ brother, Chad Kelly.  He was married to Virginia (Dyer) from 1989-2005. The happiest time of his life was spent with his children Branden (Taylor), Brittany, Cheyanne and Haillie Grube. Adored grandchildren: Rylen, Braxten, and Rayna. John was brother to: Shirley Grube, Laurie Musselman (Butler), Colleen Petrie (Butler), Mikey Butler, and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his Aunt Sharon Barr (Grube), Cousin Crystal Barr and her family. John will be a sadly missed nephew to the McCann Family: Delphine Sangster (Doug), Darlene, Gary (Marnie), Donald (Yvonne), Bruce (Irene), Brenda and Beverly. Predeceased by Theresa (Russ), Robert (Linda) and Bernice. His many cousins will miss him.

As John followed the steps of his beloved Grandfather (Lorne Grube), he was a successful Roofing Contractor as “John Grube Roofing” in the Stratford and Woodstock area for several years. His passion was in sports and he was successful in any sport he tried. He was an active parent at every soccer and hockey practise, game and competition that his children participated in. In some of those years he coached. John enjoyed the Highland Games where his daughters participated in the dance competitions and he was anchor to the “always” winning Tug of War Team.  John enjoyed cooking and loved animals. He spent many hours training his “rescue dogs” that also enjoyed soccer games and long hikes.

God knows him and always loved him. God holds him now in His hands where he can rest in peace.

In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service at Avondale Cemetery and a “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to www.youcaring.com/fortheloveofdale (animal rescue) or the Canadian Mental Health Association through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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