Peacefully at The Village in Hanover on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Mary Alles. Loving step-father of Cathy Dahms (Lyle) and Jim Sulkye. Dear step-grandfather of Steven Sulkye (Kristin), Justin Dahms and Travis Dahms. Survived by his brother Donavan Reay (Julie), sister-in-law Marg Alles, brother-in-law Wayne Eckenewiler and by his nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his siblings Earl, Donny, Lorraine, Arnie, Henry and Norma. John loved Neapolitan ice-cream, being outside, walking with Mary and their dog, or working with wood, cutting and piling. The funeral service will be held at Mount Forest Pentecostal Church, 259 Fergus Street South, Mount Forest, on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 3:00pm, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow with interment in the Chesley Cemetery. In order to attend the visitation or service, you must contact the funeral home to register by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 519-323-2631. Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted, masks are mandatory and COVID-19 protocols are in place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Children’s Wish Foundation or The War Amps. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.