To the Deyell Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies regarding the passing of Mr. Deyell. My mother and father (Jim and Colleen Innes) live just down the road from you (as did I growing up). I have heard many a nice story about the Deyell family from my parents. Unfortunately mom and dad are away on holidays right now, but they were very saddened to hear about John's passing and they asked me to send their love to your family via the guestbook.
I truly enjoyed looking at the pictures online. While I knew of Mr. Deyell as the man who walked his dog and always said a nice 'Hello' in passing, it would appear that he was so much more. The pictures show a man who loved life and his family very much. They are beautiful.
Ironically, I now live in Omemee and sometimes go for a walk through the Emily Cemetery. I will make sure I stop by from time to time to say a quick hello to Mr. Deyell.
Louise (Innes)Lunn for
Jim and Colleen Innes
(Kawartha Hideaway neighbours)
Dear Norma, John, Ellen and Family
So sorry to hear of John's passing. You are all in our thoughts.
Your pictures brought back many memories for the both of us.
For me it is memories of Buckhorn with Ellen and John Jr.
For Larry it is also for a few years at Camco.
Know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Sheila (Archibald) and Larry Gammon
Dear Norma, John Jr., Marcia, Ellen and family....What a moving service today both in the church and at the gravesite. The gallery of photos here is a wonderful tribute to John Sr. and depicts the colourful history of John's life. We enjoyed our visits with John at Buckhorn - he was always such a gentleman and had a twinkle in his eye. Our sincere sympathy to you all.
Aunt Norma, Ellen, John and family, words can not express how deeply saddened we are to hear of Uncle John's passing. I have so many fond memories that will make me smile for years to come. Words will not ease the pain of losing such a special person but please know you are all in our thoughts. Diane Albin and Jeff Sproule
Dear Norma, Ellen and John Jr. So sorry to hear of John's passing. Will miss our chats with a good friend and neighbour.
Paul and Trish
Ellen and family please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
To Norma and Family, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of John.
From Judy Hiscott and Family
Dear Norma... I was so sad to hear of John's passing. He was a straight shooter and you never had to guess where he stood on an issue, I loved that about him. He was so sharp, witty and brilliant with his words. He even was cracking jokes with my Andrew the last time we saw him on August 9..."Keep those girlfriends coming Andrew...you have lots of time before you need to settle down!" he chuckled. It was obvious he was in much pain, but did not complain. Andrew and I are so glad he was awake and we got to speak to him that day. Much love and our heartfelt condolences.
Susan and Andrew Portener. (Palm Desert, California)
Dear Norma and family:
So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a warm & wonderful man who was the first to make us feel truly welcome when we made our permanent move to the Hideaway. Only John would have gone out of his way to pick and deliver shaggy mane mushrooms because Janet commented on how much she liked them! Although we had not seen him in a while he was often in our thoughts. You are in our thoughts.
Sorry to hear of John's passing. John was a much respected associate and a good friend during our Camco days together.
Expressing my deepest sympathy to you Norma and family for your loss.My Dad ( Jack Drysdale ) always spoke so highly of John an what a gentleman he was. Kristine Drysdale Cutmore
Dear Norma and Family:
My deepest condolences on the loss of dear John, your best friend and husband of 65 years. He was a Prince of a Man and I was so priviledged to have worked for and with him for a number of years when he was the Regional Sales Manager, Ontario for Moffat/McClary Appliances. He was the consummate professional, and he always made everyone feel at ease. He was one of the great guys of true salemanship and always executed his business with the highest integrity.
I know all the sales reps who worked for him, feel as I do, we have lost a great man . . . But feel truly blessed that we were able to see him in the last few years at our Reunion Lunch in October.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rhonda A. Giovannini
Norma, Ellen and John, \john was a wonderful person and very close to Brymer and my heart. He is in heaven now with my husband and having wonderful talks as they always had with Norma too. He will be missed by all but there are many memories cottage, family and the love of his life.
Carin, Cameron and Jen\
Norma, Ellen, and John, No words can express our sorrow. John will be missed, but many happy memories at the cottage and family functions will always bring a smile to our faces! Our thought are with you. Dan, Cynthia and Sarah Ayres