John Downing

John Edgar Downing

Monday, January 19th, 1953 - Thursday, April 8th, 2021
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John Edgar Downing passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 68. John was born in Virden on January 19, 1953. He loved camping, fishing, hunting and riding his side by side, especially in the winter to push snow. John had retired from construction work with Ballingall Brothers. He will be sadly missed by his partner Laura Loewen, brother Bill (Phyllis), nieces Tracy (Dale), Nicole, and many family and friends. The family will cherish John’s memory privately.
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Brenda Campbell Harrington Santoni

Posted at 02:06pm
Dear Laura, it is with great sadness that I send my condolences to you in the sudden passing of John. Keith and I got to know you and John during so may summers at Lake of the Prairies. John was always full of great stories and good laughter while sitting around the campfire at Piots after a day on the lake. I fondly remember his fun loving personality, fishing stories and his fastidiousness in keeping his fishing boat shiny and clean! If we arrived at the lake before you and John, we could hardly wait for the two of you to arrive to complete our circle of friendship. I will always carry these fond memories close to my heart. I wish you comfort and peace as you live through this difficult journey ahead of you. Just know, that there are many of us that will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Yours in Friendship,
Brenda Santoni


wayne nestibo

Posted at 03:49pm
To Dear Laura We are so sorry to know of John's sudden death. We had good times camping beside the two of you and it will be sometime before we forget John's hearty laughter. You will miss him. We are thinking of you and send our Sincere Sympathy. God Loves You. Wayne and Julia Nestibo

Tracey Vanbeselaere

Posted at 01:03pm
We are so sorry to hear about the passing and loss of John. We have many fond memories camping next to you two at Pyotts, all the fishing tales and John’s laugh around the campfire. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are thinking about you at this time.
Keeping you in our prayers,
Jodi and Tracey Vanbeselaere

Linda McIntosh

Posted at 12:22pm
We are very saddened to hear of John's passing. We always enjoyed our visits with him at the lake as he always had a good story to tell. May all of the great memories you shared help you through this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Garry & Linda McIntosh

Ralph Chrisp

Posted at 04:29pm
So sorry to hear about Buds,we had a great time growing up together and have lots of stories I could tell my deepest condolences to his family!!

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