John Stonehill October 29, 2023

John William Stonehill – of Lion’s Head, suddenly at Brightshores Health System Owen Sound on Sunday October 29, 2023 at the age of 76 years. Devoted husband and best friend of Julie (nee Wren) for 49 years. Dear father of Mark Stonehill (Joanne), and Lynne Rock, both of Dundas, and John Stonehill (Kim), of Hamilton. Cherished Poppa to Mandy, Derek, and Sarah; and great-grandfather of Ashley. Forever missed by his twin-sister, Judy Stonehill, of Dundas. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Dorothy; brother, Bruce Stonehill; and great-grandson, Harrison. John served his province as a police officer for many years. He enjoyed being an amateur HAM Radio operator and being a member of the Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen Club. A gathering to celebrate John’s life will be announced at a later date. Private family arrangements were made at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, Wiarton 519-534-5341. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

A gathering to celebrate John’s life will be announced at a later date.


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    Deputy Chief John Barratt says

    John was one of the best Officers I served with and one of the most decent men I have known. Rest in peace old friend.

    Deputy Chief John Barratt

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    Jennifer Gatto says

    I have such wonderful memories of cousin John. From a young age remembering visiting and having access to the “pop fridge” in the basement. Watching him use the ham radio. Time together at the lake and lots of conversations as I got older. I will miss John very much. Sorry to everyone for their loss

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    Elizabeth Stonehill says

    Dear Julie and family so sorry for your loss… I have so many wonderful memories of both you and John. Wishing you find peace in this tragic time of loss….from an old friend Liz Stonehill…

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    Colin Vrooman says

    Thinking of you John.
    Your professionalism as a police officer can only be surpassed by your kindness and devotion to everyone you encountered.
    Rest in Peace John.
    Colin Vrooman (HRPS)

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    John MacKinnon says

    John was a new sergeant when I was a new constable and he had a wealth of experience to offer me as a young cop. I owe him a debt of gratitude for sure.

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    Susan Frances Pegg says

    Julie, Lynne and John
    My deepest sympathy to each of you. It has been a while since seeing you but not forgotten. Clarke passed away 21 August 2020, so I know the hurt in your hearts right now. I sincerely wish each of you Good Health and Happiness with the memories you shared. Susan F Pegg, Dundas

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    Donna Lindsay says

    Julie, Thinking of you at this difficult time. Many fond memories of both you and John. May your memories help you to move forward and your friends and family be by your side

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    Sue Hellyer says

    Julie we are so sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
    Cyril and Sue

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    Bob Wilson says

    I was best of friends with John and Bruce in Dundas when we were young in our 20.s I was hoping to look him up in Dundas . All the best to Judy and his family
    Bob Wilson

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