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John Ross Hendry

September 6, 1933 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 86)


Hendry, Ross John (JR)

Our centre man of our family has gone to another team. He left in a very peaceful manner with his daughter by his side at Waters Edge on Sunday April 19, 2020 at the age of 86.

In Port Credit on September 6, 1933, John made his appearance to his loving parents, Minnie and Francis Hendry. Waiting to meet the new addition was his 6 brothers and 4 sisters, the family was complete.

He was predeceased by his parents: Minnie and Francis Hendry, brothers: Frank (May), Ralph, Jeffery (Esther), Charlie (Vera), Robert, Howard (Mary), sisters: Doris, Phyllis (Carl Bently), Marion (Harold Adamson), Isabelle, his son Tommy Hendry, Helen Mc Cleary, Ruth Hardacre and Ethel Collins-Hendry.

Left to mourn is his daughter Jan Séguin (Guy), son Tim Hendry (Cindy), his grandchildren Elyse (Robert Come), Celynne (Ryan McParland), Chantal Seguin, Erin and Adam (Laura), his great grandkids, Emilie McParland, Mckayla Séguin, his stepsons, Scott Hardacre (Carole), Phillip Hardacre, step daughters, Linda Paquette (J.J)-deceased, Debora Séguin (Robert), step grandkids Raymond Séguin, Lorie Séguin-deceased and great grandkid, Sierra Séguin. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family.

John grew up on the farm with a very loving family. His first job was with the Department of Highway’s, but he decided a new career was needed and Brampton Brick it was. He first started in the brink yard moving bricks by hand to skids. Then he started driving the trucks, he did this for 44 years.

Then he became a Dad, he was so excited he had 3 children. He welcomed his first son Tommy, July 27, 1959. Fourteen months later twins Tim and Jan were born on September 20, 1960.

John was a truck driver for many years. He was always seen hauling bricks and enjoying every minute of it. He use to say I have backed up more than most people have driven forward. He loved it when he could pick his kids up and take them for a ride and the odd time, he could take his nephews Steve and Randy with him He always had a wave he gave when driving away. Even after retiring, the wave was still given when he drove away. Then there were his sports teams, he was a true Toronto Maple Leaf’s and Blue Jays fan. He always wore a Maple leaf jersey and, in the summer, a Blue Jays cap. His love of hockey is why he played until 69 years of age. He always enjoyed talking hockey, he knew his sports and never missed a game. He loved the Leaf’s whether they were winning or losing, he was always cheering them on. He also enjoyed a great round of golf. He sure knew how to tee off.

Family were particularly important to him, every Sunday his brother and sisters and their spouses would all get together and play cards. They had some long games but many laughs. He always enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids, whether it was watching hockey with them, going to dance recitals with them, picnics at Niagara on the Lake or Santa’s Village, he made some wonderful memories for all of us to treasure.

Our family would like to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Cathers for the loving care you gave our Dad, I am sure you will miss his chats about the Leaf’s. To the staff at Cedarlodge and the staff at Waters Edge, there is not enough words to say about all of you. The care you gave our Dad was amazing. We sure know he was living there but you made him part of your family. So, everyone, from the bottom our hearts, thanks so much.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, there will a Celebration of Life at a later date. Online condolences can be made at

So, you are on the last ride and the one-handed wave is given. So, rest in peace Dad, Grandpa and Great Poppa

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