PERRY, John H. - With sadness, we announce the passing of John H. Perry. He passed peacefully in his home with his family by his side.
Loving husband of 61 years to Marion Perry (Johnstone) and father to his children, Heather Perry and Ian Perry. Cherished grandfather of Katie Tripathi (Raj), Kristen Perry, and Karissa Perry. Brother of the late Amy Hicks (George), the late Fred Perry (Geraldine), Neville Perry (Brenda) and Frank Perry (Sharon). Fondly remembered by 8 nieces and nephews.
John was born in Floranceville, NB to the late Fred and Helen Perry. In 1951, he graduated Teacher's College in Fredericton and worked as a teacher in Rothsay, NB until he travelled to Ontario where he worked as a teacher with the Waterloo Board of Education. While in Ontario, John met his wife, Marion. After marrying, John and Marion returned to New Brunswick where he attended University of New Brunswick. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1962. He later returned to Ontario and resided in Guelph for the rest of his career. He worked as a teacher and vice-principal for 35 years with the Wellington County Board of Education. John worked at many elementary schools, but he spent most of his years at Ottawa Crescent Public School. John had many hobbies. He enjoyed travelling, photography, theatre, cooking, camping, and the foods of the world. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A private family internment will take place on Friday. The family hopes to hold a celebration of John’s life at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or wallcustance.com – Condolences can be forwarded to the family via the funeral home website, below John’s notice.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Upper Grand District School Board Learning Foundation attention Ottawa Crescent Public School, The Acoustic Neuroma Association, or Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated by the family.
|A tree will be planted in memory of John H. Perry in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.|