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January 21, 1958 - July 20, 2020

It is with sadness we announce that on Monday July 20, 2020; at the age of 62 years, John passed away after battling a lengthy illness.

He was predeceased by his parents; Mike and Lorraine Mezzo and his uncle; Eldge Charette. He will lovingly be remembered by his brothers; Michael, Kelly (Rhonda), Wayne (Michelle) and sister Karen (John). His nephews; Steven (Jessica) Mezzo, Brad (Caity) Forbes and his nieces; Amanda and Jessica Forbes.  He also had two great nieces; Mya Petrie and McKayla Mezzo. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 

John was a truck driver for most of his life. His favorite times were when he drove truck with his Uncle Eldge and Brother Kelly.  He was so very close with both of them and he loved to tell stories of their trucking years, they meant the world to him. He would always say how much he wanted to be back in the big truck again. He missed it very much.  John enjoyed spending time with his nephew Steven.  When Steven was young, John would always want spend time with him and as Steven grew up, they shared some fun times in the truck and working on vehicles together. 


John also enjoyed spending time with his niece Jessica.  They spent many hours working on his old blue ford truck.  John always believed that girls should learn how to fix vehicles and many other tasks. He would take great joy in passing along his knowledge and teaching. He was always there to oversee any project or job. Big or small, you could always count on John to spend days thinking about a way to complete said task. You could always count on him to be there if you were in need.


John also looked forward to seeing his nephew Bradly. When he would stop in, they would share an odd drink together and chat. One of the happiest memories for John was seeing or talking to his two great nieces’ Mya and Mckayla.  John was always so proud to talk about them and would constantly ask about them.  He held them dearly to his heart. He lived for the moments he could make them smile; his favorite was sneaking a chocolate bar into their pockets. 


John also enjoyed spending time with his cousins Gary and Carl Meixner. Both of which, were sure to help him in any way he needed. He will also be missed by good friends Bernie, Luc and Maggie.  

The family would like to also say thank you to his niece Amanda Forbes for being John’s caregiver for many years.  He may not have told Amanda; but he loved her dearly and appreciated everything she did for him. They spent a lot of time together and John left Amanda with a lifetime of special memories.

John was always ready to help anyone and he would have given the shirt off his back to help you. He was a very giving person and everyone knew they could count on his wisdom.  We all learned a lot from John and we loved him dearly. We will always remember one of his favorite sayings “Don’t worry about it.” John. it’s time to rest in peace and for you to not worry about all of us.  We will always remember the good times and stories he left us with and he will be sadly missed. He will forever be in our hearts and prayers and we will love you forever John!   


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