Obituary of John Green
At Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, October 31, 2020, John Green of R.R. #3, Wingham passed away at the age of 77.
Loving husband of Arlene Green. Devoted Dad of Sherry & Doug Shiell of R.R. #5, Wingham and Kevin Green & Teresa Wall of Wingham. Cherished grandpa of JD & Kate Shiell, Matt Shiell & Abbie, Ryan Shiell, Shaelin Green, Shelby Green and Spencer Green & Lexie. Great-grandpa of Tatum Shiell. Dear brother of Rhonda Green & Fred de Boer and Terry & Lisa Green and brother-in-law of Aileen Wilkinson. John will be lovingly remembered by his nieces Ann, Marilyn, Tara, Darcy and Keri as well as Special family Jake & Stephanie Eishenhofer. Predeceased by his parents Cecil & Florence Green and brother-in-law Ken Wilkinson.
John was born in Collingwood on August 23, 1943. He married the love of his life, ‘his Evi,’ the former Arlene Wilkinson on February 23rd, 1963. John and Arlene bought the butcher shop from Percy & Jean Deyell in 1971 and “semi-retired” in 2005. He was an innovator in the agriculture and meat industry serving the needs of Wingham and area for over 30 years. John still played an essential role in Green’s Meat Market even after his retirement. However, when he was not working, he and Arlene loved to travel and camp. His love for his family and his farm, the place where he enjoyed his bush, horses and woodworking was undeniable. John was a Jack of all trades, he was loving, kind, hard-working, and a devoted business man, husband, dad and grandpa. There will never be a day that goes by that he is not thought of with fondness and dearly missed by all who knew him.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, a private family service will be held at McBurney Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment will take place at Wingham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Wingham & District Hospital Foundation – Oncology Unit would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.