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In loving memory of John Juhas, loving husband of Violet (Choma) Juhas. Dear father of Pam (Frank Kirwan), Darcy (Kathy) Juhas. Grandfather of Tyler (Danielle), Venessa (Chris), Jessica, Julie and Makaylee. Great grandfather to Mackenzie, Joshua and Niko. John was born May 5th 1929 in the village of Horna Slovakia to parents John Juhas and Elizabeth (Lebac) Juhas both predeceased. At the age of nine years he and his mother immigrated to Canada to join his father in Sudbury. Dear brother to Mike (Jean), Mary (late Val Dumencu). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. John graduated from Sudbury Tech and Mining school and he worked at International Nickel Company for 32 years, retiring in 1985. John always had an interest in added education. He received his real estate license and enjoyed a second career. Among his other interest was building a few houses from the trees that he cut and milled on his own saw mill, photography, card playing, square dancing, deer hunting on Manitoulin Island and gardening which kept him active. John was community minded. In the early years he was road commissioner in Louise township, special constable for the townships of Dennison, Drury and Graham, president of the Penage Road Community Centre, member of the Lions Club, boy scout leader. John and Violet moved to a farm in Whitefish in 1956, where he still resided until recently. He spent his remaining time at the Espanola Nursing Home. His short stay there was enjoyed and he loved all the special care he received from an awesome staff. As per John’s wishes, no visitations or service. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Simple Wishes of the North.

Condolence Messages

  1. Greg Cantelon

    05 March 2019 7 months ago

    Thoughts and prayers to Vi and the family. I will always hold fond memories with John, Vi, Darce and the crew hunting on Manitoulin, that continues. John had a full rich life and his legacy is in the family he left behind. Rest well old friend, we all have our time and time heals all.

  2. Don and Eileen Kennedy

    05 March 2019 7 months ago

    To the Juhas family We send our deepest condolences
    Don and Eileen Kennedy

  3. Wayne Nyysola

    05 March 2019 7 months ago

    Dear Vi,
    As we discussed, our family is saddened to hear of John’s passing and offer our condolences to you and the family. To those of my and my siblings generation!, John was Best Man at our parents wedding. We have fond memories of time spent with the Juhan family. One highlight was the trip that you and John made with my parents to Thompson, Manitoba, to deliver our wedding presents in the late summer of 1978. It takes stamina to make that journey in my Dads conventional cab Ford pick-up (I don’t think it was equipped with air conditioning). Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Wayne and Laima

  4. David Cathy nyysola

    06 March 2019 7 months ago

    Vivian and family our deepest condolences and prayers. The last time we saw you we could see you and John had a long and wonderful life together. John God speed, rest in peace.

  5. lynda Peever

    07 March 2019 7 months ago

    Dear Vi and family
    My sincere sympathy. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers. shalom Lynda Peever

  6. Jane Hurban

    08 March 2019 7 months ago

    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond childhood memories of John. Please accept my condolences and you are in my thoughts.

  7. Wanda Nyysola and family

    08 March 2019 7 months ago

    Hello Vi, Pam and Darcy; condolences on the passing of John. I can remember many visits out to the farm and Lake Pentage with Mom and Dad. Take care

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