It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of John McCoy, 83, of Miscampbell Township, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital.
John was born on Sept. 17, 1936 in Devlin, Ont. to parents Robert and Donalda (McLean) McCoy. John was united in marriage to Henrietta Johnson on Sept. 9, 1956 and together raised their five children.
John served in the US Air Force four years, serving one year in Korea.
He enjoyed spending time at the lake with family and friends, fishing and hunting (especially moose camp) and tinkering in the garage.
He worked for a time at the Mando Paper in International Falls, Mn. and working on the farm in Devlin with his brother, Brian.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Henrietta; their sons, Jerry, and Mike (Bev); his sons-in-law, Lard Larson and Dale Stamarski; daughter-in-law, Dianne McCoy; his grandchildren, Brian (Dawn), Joel (Sydney), Bobbi (Ryan), Christina (Clarence), Brendan (Brandi), Jeremy (Megan), Jonathan, Rodney (Holly), Danielle (Cole), Nikki, Katie, and Amber; his great-grandchildren, Lilly, Rosie, Adrianna, Declan, Cassidi, Parker, Emmett Chong and (Arte his lap warmer).
John is also survived by his brother, Brian (Jude) McCoy; sister-in-law, Toni McCoy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Donalda; his children, Sheri, Philip and Patti; his brother, James; and his sister, Edith Anderson.
A service of celebration and remembrance in John's memory will be announced at a later date in the spring.
If desired, memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the Canadian Blood Services or the Emo Knox United Church Building Fund c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89 Emo, ON P0W 1E0.