Sandor, John

Sandor, John

October 10th, 2021

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and children at Highview Residences, on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Beloved husband of Diane Sandor for 57 years. Loving father of John Jr. (deceased 1989), Janice (George) and David (Beth). Proud grandfather of Naomi (Adam), Corby, Shauna-Lynn (Alex), Gabrielle (Luke), Sarah, Joshua and Sephora; great-grandfather of Mikaela.

John was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 20, 1937 and emigrated to Canada in December 1956. He loved being a real estate broker, for over 40 years, with the London and St. Thomas Real Estate Board.  John was a member of several committees, some of which he chaired, and he served on the Board of Directors for many years.

John was an avid soccer enthusiast.  He was not only a player but a coach and a referee.  He was a proud member of the Italia Marconi soccer team during their heyday in the 1960’s when they won many local trophies and the prestigious Ontario Cup. He also played for Hungarian soccer teams, as well as teams in Tillsonburg and Woodstock.

Over the years, John maintained ties with the London Hungarian Canadian community by sponsoring local soccer teams, hosting European musicians when they performed in London and “solving the problems of the world” with “the regulars” over coffee at Cherryhill Mall.

Family members will fondly remember afternoons at Ipperwash Beach, family birthdays/BBQs, real estate Christmas parties and March Breaks at Orange Lake. John attended numerous sporting/music events to watch his grandchildren and he enjoyed hosting them for overnight visits and Christmas Day activities.

The family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the staff at Highview Residences for the loving care and attention they provided for John. The family would also like to thank Dr. Borrie for his tireless commitment to providing the best medical care during John’s illness.

Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A livestream of the service will be available for those wishing to participate remotely. Registration will be required to attend the visitation, funeral service, or to view the livestream. Please register below, or contact Westview at 519-641-1793 for assistance. 

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To register for the livestream, please click here: Registration page to view the livestream of John’s funeral service on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Don And Sheila GreinSo sorry for your loss Thinking of you All in this difficult time. Hugs and prayers .
Sandy SmithSo sorry for your loss hugs
Dennis and Lorri GreinWe are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Carole & Rob MacKenzieOur deepest sympathies Diane to you and your family. John will be dearly missed in the neighborhood. 💜
Warren & Lori GreinThinking of you & your family during this sad & difficult time.
Walter BurrellSorry for your loss Diane John will be remembered as a very amiable member of the family . It is always difficult when you lose someone you love.
Sharon and NoahDiane, Janice, David and your families I will share a short poem: Grief never ends...but it changes. it's a passage not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, not a lack of faith.... It is the price of love.
Ronald & Sharon Burrell Condolences Diane. Our thoughts are with you and your extended family during this trying time. 🙏🏻😇
Olivia Humphreys and Greg RadloTo the Sandor Family: Our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this very sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg Radlo, Olivia Humphreys and Family.
Shirley BurrellMy deepest sympathy and huge hugs to you Diane and the family at this difficult time.. 🙏 ❤
Irma Molnar Diane I am sorry for your lose. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult times.
Jerry RichardsonDiane, words are inadequate to describe my sincere sympathy for your loss. John and I met more than 40 years ago and maintained a business relationship until his retirement. During that time, we also became friends and remained so until his passing. John will ne missed. Jerry
Mike and Marilyn DuffyDiane and Family Our sympathy to you and your family. Mike and Marilyn
Steven AlexanderDiane, I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. John was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. You and your family are in my thoughts. He will be missed dearly.
Gerald F Burrellsorry to hear about john. my condolences Diann.John and Jerry.
Agota E. TenkSo sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending you lots of love.
Dawn and Gary Diane, Janice, and Dave Our thoughts go out to you and your families with the passing of your husband and father. May all your great memories provide you with comfort, today, tomorrow, and always. Our love goes out to you all.
Steve and Tania LewisOur sincere condolences of John’s passing.He was a true sportsman and gentleman, on and off the soccer field! He will be dearly missed but never forgotten!
Greg and Linda DekabanOur sincere condolences to Corby and the entire family for passing of John Sandor.
Joe & Janet HorvathDiane, Janice, Dave & family We give you all our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. John was a very special friend of ours and we shared many wonderful times together. We will deeply miss him. Our love goes out to everyone of you xo
Margaret HannahMy condolences to the entire Sandor family. You are in my thoughts here in BC as you grieve the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
Ron&Liz GreinOur condolences to Diane and family.Ron&Liz
Wayne and Melita Cronin Dave, Beth and the entire Sandor Family. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father, grandfather, great grandfather and spouse. Sending warm hugs and wishing you wonderful memories.
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