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McGOWAN, John Joseph

McGowan John

(Long time member of St. Georges Anglican Church, Past Master of Corinthian Lodge #96 A.F. & A.M. Barrie, Member of the Valley of Barrie Scottish Rite and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland)

Passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Thursday December 17th, 2015 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee McKenzie) for 64 years. Loving father of Nancy Kelly (Jim) of Stroud, Jim McGowan (Debbie) of Barrie, Linda Shultz (Bryan) of Midhurst and Tom McGowan (Sue) of Stroud. Much loved Poppa of Leanne Hamilton, Karen Doiron, John Mitchell, Ashley Shultz, Adam Shultz, Sean McGowan, Eric McGowan, and Rachel McGowan. Step grandfather to Jennifer, Tamara and Priscilla. Great grand poppa of 4 and step grand poppa of 8. Predeceased by his sister Helen Smethurst. Friends may call at the JENNETT FUNERAL & CREMATION CENTRE, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie L4N 3B5 (705-722-6656) on Tuesday from 7-9p.m. and at St. Georges Anglican Church 9 Granville St, Barrie on Wednesday December 23rd from 12:30. Memorial service to follow at 1:30p.m. Donations to the Learning Centre for Dyslexia (Valley of Barrie) or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Corinthian Lodge #96 A.F. & A.M., Barrie will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30p.m. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca Special thanks to Dr. Steffans, the wonderful staff at the Chartwell Barrington and the amazing care from staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe.