John Lewis Harry Mank “Manker”, age 66, of Rostock, passed away with his family and fur babies at his home the way he wanted. Born in Stratford, son of the late Harry and Idella (Schippling) Mank. John is survived by his lifelong pillow partner Mary Roden of 41 years. Father of Terry Otto (Melissa), Michelle Priestap (Darryl) and Crystal Roden. Proud and loving Papa to Owen Prosper, Kaylee Chiocchio, Kiera Chiocchio, Kaiden Chiocchio , Connie Warburton, Nicholas Warburton, Tyler Verellen, Alyssa Priestap, Keegan Priestap and his great-grandchildren Kaleb and Athena Warburton. John will be fondly remembered by his siblings; Fred (Christine), Ken (Sharon), Dorothy, Helen, Darlene (Gerald) and his many nieces and nephews. John, before he had to retire due to his declining health, was a truck driver for Remex – Reynolds Emergency. The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Eric Thomas. Also a huge Thank You to the wonderful nurses; Dori, Danielle and Karen with CarePartners – you are outstanding angels and we appreciated everything you did for John. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by sisters Carol Cook, Marjorie Walsh and brothers-in-law Gerald and Ernie. In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Tire Jumpstart (Hockey) through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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