John David Shirley

John David Shirley

November 25, 1945 – April 4, 2022

John Shirley, of Watford, passed away peacefully in his 77th year, after a short stay in Charlotte Englehart Hospital in Petrolia.  Predeceased by parents Alice and Albert Shirley, he was a beloved brother to Robert (Margaret) and Donald (Jane).  John was a caring Uncle to Kate, Alison (Sean), Adam (Ashley), Evan, and David (Lindsay), and had several great-nieces and nephews. 

A kind and generous soul, John was a lifelong farmer with a great sense of humour.  He was a creative builder with a larger than life imagination as well as a passion for model trains.  A man of faith with a gentle spirit, John will be very much missed but not forgotten.

Special thanks to the staff at Brookside Retirement Living as well as the personnel at Petrolia Hospital.  


Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:00a.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. Interment to take place at St. James Cemetery, Watford. A livestream of John’s service will be available for viewing through the tribute page as well as registration for the visitation. As expressions of sympathy, and in John’s memory, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.comIn the interest of everyone's health and safety the family requests that all guests wear a mask while attending the visitation and service.