Braddon, John William

March 14th, 2019

Suddenly at University Hospital, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, John William Braddon, of London, in his 78th year. Loving father of Shelley Froats (John Carey), Alecia Cosens (Bob), and Jay Braddon (Carrie Fowler). Forever missed by his grandchildren: Maddison, Megan, Mitchell, Reese, Jack and Emily, and by his great-grandson, Owen. Survived by his brother Jim (Doris). Missed by his partner Charlene Bethune, and his step-daughter Jessica Bethune. John will be very much missed by his dear friends. A funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. The family would like to extend a 'thank you' to the University Hospital Stroke Unit for their care and compassion. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Kidney Foundation of Canada. 

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Don HughesMy sincerest condolences for this sudden loss of John. I will remember him fondly as one of London's best dressed men. Such a handsome, classy individual. John was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew him!
Karen HodgkinsonMy sincere condolences for your loss. I just lost my best friend David Howell 2 days prior. We had lots of fun with John and enjoyed his company over the years. He laughed easily and was kind. So sorry for such a great loss.
Rebecca and Alexandra CarruthersShelley, Maddie and Megan, We were very saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your dad and grandfather. Sending our deepest condolences and great big hugs to all of you at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Becky, Alex and family ❤️
Ronald MiltonMy friend of 44 years is gone and this will be a big void in my life as he was a true friend, a loyal friend and a friend that was always there for me . We were just together 1 month ago in my home in Florida and travelled together to North Carolina laughing and carrying on talking about the crazy things we used to do during are many years of friendship. We were always throwing japs at each other but always in a good fun loving way. John was a man who had no harsh words for anyone and respected everyone for the way they were and the way they chose to lead there life. He loved his kids and family so much and I know personally how much his family loved him. John my friend, I will miss you and hope that one day I will see you again. GOD BLESS YOU and take care of you for being the person you were.
Rachel dicyJim I am so sorry for the loss of your brother my condolences to you and your family
Sue Vincent My sincere condolences to Charlene and family. I enjoyed many moments chatting about cars and the business during the time we worked together at.
Barry CoughlinJohn, Rest In Peace. My grand old life long friend. Barry
Ron HopeA good friend since the fifties. I will miss you and you will always be in my thoughts. My sincere condolences to the family. Your friend....Ron
Mike & Becky HarringtonShelley, Alecia, and Jay: We are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Wonderful memories of him will keep him alive in your hearts. Mike & Becky
Cindy Mendola and Bob ZarskiFondly remembered by Bob and Cindy. Our condolences to Jim, Shelley, Alecia and Bob, Jay and your families.
Rob and Sandra MayIt was with heavy heart that we learned of John's passing. His colourful stories and laughs will live on in our minds and hearts. We will remember him as the best dressed guy in London and always with a bounce in his step. His visits were always ones of laughter and passion, he always had style and that was the John we new. Sandra and Rob May
Perry WillitsI am so sorry! John was a beautiful man, in all respects!
Rob and Michelle ArceseOur sincere condolences on John's passing, he was a great man and will be missed. RIP John.
Shawn Hannon Jay, Shelley and Alecia I’m so sorry and please know my thoughts are with you and your families. I have many fond memories of your dad and thinking of him now puts a smile on my face. Shawn
RALPH MILNEShelley, Alecia and Jay I am truly sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you. Sending my love and condolences to all the family as I am out of the country. Marita
Carri RodgersJay, Alecia and Shelley - I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I have fond memories of him growing up. He was a great friend of my parents and there was always a lot of laughter and fun when he was around.
Darrell and Claire WellsWas saddened to hear of John’s passing. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. John was an esteemed and respected icon of the London area automobile industry for many years. He was unique, authentic and always a gentleman. John was devotedly loyal to his friends and was deeply appreciated by all who knew him. John’s trademark combination of impeccable attire, convivial personality, and terrific sense of humour were such joys to witness. John, you are sadly missed but forever remembered.
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