MacDermid, John Joseph

MacDermid, John Joseph

March 13th, 2017

Peacefully and surrounded by his wife and daughters at Victoria Hospital on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at the age of 57. Beloved husband and best friend of Sherri MacDermid for 31 years. Loving father of Shasta MacDermid and Jamie-Lynn (Adam) Doupe. Cherished son of Norman and the late Doris MacDermid. Dear brother of Brian (Helen Knorren-McGrath) MacDermid. Fondly remembered by his niece, Heather. John will be sadly missed by his many friends and those who shared his love of music. John had a passion for playing his drums and performing with several bands for most of his life. He will be treasured and remembered by all. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Centre. 

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Kathy HunkingWords just don't seem enough at this difficult time. My heart goes out to you Sherri, Shasta, Jamie & Adam. Our family is so very saddened by your tremendous loss. I can still remember the day that I first met John at the Windmill Park pool while supervising our kids in the pool. That single day started a wonderful friendship and fun between our two families that has lasted for the past three decades and for decades to come. You all have such wonderful memories of a fun-loving guy. May all these memories carry you through your time of grief. John is drumming to his own beat and watching over all of you now from his lofty home in heaven. Our deepest sympathies.
Nancy GosselinMy deepest sympathy to you Sherri and family. May you find comfort in the days to come. Cherish the memories.
Christine & Mike DafoeSherri, Shasta & Jamie-Lynn, words can not express how deeply saddened we are at the loss of our dear friend John. We had so many good times together, and will forever cherish those memories. We are thinking of you all and hope that knowing that John is at peace and no longer suffering brings you comfort. We are here for you, whatever you need.
Gary & Liz SimmonsWe are saddened to hear of John's passing. Sherri, I know you will miss him dearly. Our hearts goes out to you, Shasta, and Jamie.
John & Diane WeberJohn and I are so very sorry for your loss. We send our condolences and pray that God will comfort you Sherri, Shasta and Jamie during this trying time. We send our love and hope you all know we are thinking of you. Nothing can be said at this time to really help, but know we love all of you and are here for you if you need us.
Cindy&Edward NoultyDear Sherri, Shasta and Jamie-Lynn Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Your famiy have been wonderful friends and neighbours for the past 24 years. The first week we moved onto the Crescent John came over and introduced himself and the girls. He asked if my children could come over and play in his yard while I unpacked and the friendship blossomed from there. Your family became an extented and cherished part of our family. The neighbourhood won't be the same anymore. Rest in peace dear friend you will be missed xo.
Keith and Gwen DohertySo sorry for your loss Sherri. Thinking of you.
Larry and Brenda CustanceSherri, we are very saddened over the passing of John.. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls during these tough times.. Brenda & Larry
Laurie & Ian RodgerSherri, Shasta & Jamie-Lyn we are truly saddened by John's passing. We are truly honored and blessed to have had John as a friend for so many years - he was an inspiration to us all. God has called him home now and we can be at peace knowing that he is no longer suffering. He will live forever in our hearts. We are here for you whenever you need us.
Will RobertsI met John years ago when I started at Bell. He was good natured, usually had a joke or two, he was helpful and a good work mate. He was always kind, polite, pleasant, decent, and respectful with everyone. You couldn’t meet a nicer fellow. John made the world a better place…
Agnes and Dave RoweSherri and family We are so saddened to hear of John passing what a dear person ,We are so shocked he was far to young Our prayers and thought are with you will talk soon Love Dave and Agnes
Amy & Al HuntleySherri, Shasta and Jamie-Lynn, Heartfelt condolences, prayers and love go out to each of you. Please know we are here if you need anything and take comfort knowing John is no longer suffering and heaven has got a new angel watching over you.
Lynn Wick Dear Sherri and family My deepest sympathy for the loss. I will keep you in my prayers. If I can help in anyway please ask. Love Lynn
Laurette TremblaySherri, Deepest condolences to you and your family. I can still remember when you and John started dating back in the 80's when we were in Operator Services. It was obvious then that the two of you had a special connection and it stood the test of time. May you find comfort in the memories the two of you shared.
Edith GrantSherri, Shasta and Jamie-Lynn, My deepest condolences to all of you. I feel so blessed to have seen John at the Victory Legion on March 4th. He gave me a huge hug. Sherri I was so pleased to see you there also. Thank you for my hug.. John was drummer for "" ROB & THE RYDELL'S. "". that evening from 8 p.m - 12 a.m.. I've had the pleasure of knowing you for a good many years, as you are superb neighbours of my daughter and son-in-law.. I'm sending Healing Hugs your way. May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is keeping a protective watch over you. Your loved one will also be spending time in a Band in Heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with you forever. Love to you always from Edith. ( Nana's Mom )..
Rob & Mary Sterling & FamilyTo Sherri, Shasta & Jamie Lynn, Our family can't even imagine the depth of the sorrow you must all be experiencing right now. We know there is nothing at present that can be said by anyone that will stop the tears or justify the ever repeating question running through our minds of "Why did it have to be John"? The reality of this eventually happening to everyone doesn't lessen the personal pain or has ever filled the huge void left to those who survive this ordeal. Stay strong, keep going & don't give up! Be as happy as you can possibly be! You have to know that with the profound love he felt for all of you John wouldn't want it any other way! John is "sleeping" right now! He is resting up for the promise of the much longer life you will all spend together. Very soon all of your tears of sadness will be changed into tears of joy.
Bill and Dory ChisholmWords cannot begin to express the deep and profound loss that you ladies are feeling right now. As you know I respected and loved John for almost 25 years now. John and I had a fantastic relationship from day one, we just clicked. I am sorry Sherri for some of the things that the two of us got into, my bad, at least half the time. JJ was always an inspiration to me never down always up, never any pity in JJ's life even when life threw him this curve ball. He was a very loving father to you girls and always bragged about how proud he was of both of you in your life achievements. Sherri I'm sure you know how John felt about you, he loved you more than anything, for being the wonderful woman that you are, and for putting up with his antics, friends and late nights playing his music. Please accept our deepest condolences on Johns passing, I will always remember John with the up most respect and love and will forever have a hole in my heart for a friend that can never be replaced. We love you Sherri and Shasta and Jamie and if we can ever do anything for you please do not hesitate to ask. You guys have been and forever will be my extended family.
Brad, Margaret, Darryl & KyleDear Sherri, Shasta and Jamie - Lynn, We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and dad. Our lives and so many others are so much better for having known him. You are in our thoughts and our many wonderful memories of John will live with us forever.
Maria RomaoI am deeply sorry to hear about the death of John. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your hearts forever. My sincere sympathy.
Donna & Ross HarrisDear Sherri, Shasta and Jamie-Lynn, we were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of John. We will miss our visits at the hospital where we discussed every topic from medicals treatments to playing the drums. We discussed our good days and not so good days. It is said, the true measure of a man is not known until you see how he handles adversity and challenge. John took on every curve ball thrown his way with his head held high, defiant and steadfast. He was a tremendous husband, father, son and brother. This is why you earned both our respect and admiration. You will be missed by all who knew you. We know you will continue to watch over your family.
Denyse & Greg StevensDear Sherri, So sad to hear of John's passing. May you find peace & comfort in the days to come remembering how much he loved you. Deepest condolences to you and your girls. Greg & Denyse
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