There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories that John and Zena had. Memories of their lives spend together. You will never be forgotten.
To John Sheardown's family: God bless you in your time of sorrow. A true hero died Dec. 30, 2012. The 6 people he sheltered in 1979 and many other Americans, including me, are grateful for his courage. Rest in peace, Mr. Sheardown!
TO THE SHEARDOWN FAMILY,PLEASE KEEP THIS THOUGHT IN MIND AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS MOURNFUL TIME.("GOD IS LOVE"1JO.4:8)....N
Served with John in London in the early 70's and enjoyed playing chess with him.
One of the real gentlemen and a suitable role-models for Canada's Immigration Service
John will be missed by his many friends. Rest in peace, good man.
Great-Grandad, I am very proud of you and what you did for those people. Will never forget coming to stay with you all those years ago. Just wish there was more time in this World! Im VERY proud and spreading the word from across "the pond".
A true HERO who assisted Americans in need. God's comfort at this time to the family.
Jackie, John and Rob
I have very fond memories of your dad pushing me on a swing at Grandma Jessie's cottage in Haliburton when I was a little girl. He was an amazing man. Please know that my thoughts are with you.
Jackie, John and Rob
I have fond memories of your dad pushing me on a swing at Grandma Jessie's cottage in Haliburton when I was a lttle girl. He was an amazing man. Please know that my thoughts are with you.
To the family and friends of MR. Sheardown may God bless and comfort you all in this time of sorrow.
I went to see Argo tonight and so appreciate the sacrifice that Mr. Sheardown and his family did for these Americans. I was 24 when this took place. Lord Bless you during this difficult time. My dad passed away in June and I still miss him. No matter what age they are missed.
Thank you for your bravery and friendship to the Americans whose lives you may well have helped save. We could have no better neighbors than the Canadians, as your actions so wonderfully proved. I'm sure I speak for most of "us" down south when I say thank-you from the bottom of my heart.
I wish the Sheardown family comfort from God during their time of difficult loss.
I didn't know you but you were a great friend to America,when we really needed one. You and your wife were true heroes and I send my kind thoughts to your family. RIP.
It is a shame that John Sheardown's role in protecting the 6 Americans during the Iran crisis was not featured in the movie "Argo." I wish to let his family know that all Americans are grateful for his bravery and service in helping our people.
Thank you sir for your bravery in helping the United States during such turbulent times.
You are a true hero.
Rest is paradise knowing that American's appreciate your service.
A Great Canadian. Thank you for helping The Amricans in 1979. RIP
I am soory for the loss of a good man. I wish we had know what a great friend he was to America. It should not be that have to wait until a person dies to learn his true net worth to society
Thank you to you and your wife for helping America during a dark hour. We can only hope that, if given a similar situation, each one of us could find the courage and humanity to act accordingly. Thank you for showing us the correct path to follow.
To a wonderful, caring and brave man. Thank you for your help during the Iran crisis. God BLess You.
To the Sheardown family. As an American, and a Vietnam Veteran, I humbly thank Mr. Sheardown and his family for the compassion and bravery he displayed during such a difficult time in history. My sympathy.
Thank you, John. Thank you.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Sheardown family. John and Zena were very kind to help my fellow Americans. I wish he would have been alive to see this recognition. I also wish I could have known him, for he seems to have been a wonderful person.
Thank you for what you did back in 1979...may GODS light shine upon you
Thank you John. Through your bravery, you saved and helped many people. Your are a true hero and a wonderful role model. Enjoy the journey.
Thank you so much for your compassion.
Thank you , Mr. Sheardown, and may God rest your soul.
may the lord shine his every living light upon you =rest in peace good and honorable man
Thank you, and God bless you ~
A good man, and a wonderful story that I was not aware of. May he be made whole again, and live eternal in one of the many mansions in our Father's kingdom.
To a man who proudly and without reservation served and protected others. I thank you Sir for being You! May you now Rest In Peace. My prayers to you and yours.
A man... among men.....rest in peace.
There are so few true heroes and now there is one less alive but one that will live forever in our hearts. RIP, our friend.
A remarkable human being who truly was "his brother's keeper". Rest easy, sir, and thank you for your humanity.
Thank you so much for your service, not only to your own country, but to the U.S., for everything that you did during those dark days. God Bless
Thank you for your bravery and kind heartedness. You are a hero.
The good people of the world far outweigh the bad. A shame the good aren't recognized by the news media as much as the villains. A great man that truly left his mark on many lives.
May God bless you Mr. Sheardown.
My deepest condolences are with you at this time of need. Know that god
feels your pain as well. Go to him in prayer and he will comfort you very
Thank you for what you did for our diplomats and for the role model you were for many others--we need more men like you in our world today. Blessings to your family
It was trying times during the Iran hostage crisis. A BIG thank you for all you and your friends did to help us in the lower 48. May you be blessed throughout eternity.
Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your husband John. May you find peace during your time of grief.
Thank you, Mr. Sheardown. RIP.
Many thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Sheardown for sheltering the Americans. May he rest in peace.
THANK YOU MR. SHEARDOWN-I will always remember your courage, you did the right thing in a time of terror-KEITH
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Another brave and honorable man is with God now.
Thank you for saving those American lives. May your family find comfort in knowing that you were a hero.
God Bless John Sheardown and his family. May he R.I.P.
A man among men. Thank you.
Thank you for all you have done for the American people ....RIP...
Thank you for being an example to the world of selfless bravery, and a proud international symbol of Canadian kindness.
God bless this hero. They ought to bury him in Arlington.
There can be no greater act of bravery than to protect others in the face of evil. Rest in the Peace that you have earned!
I read his obituary, and just had to be thankful for this man of great courage and patriotism. I never knew him, but wished had known him. I am grateful for his service.
Thank you for what you did...
An American Citizen
We have lost a true hero in every sense of the word. As an American, I am so thankful for the risks this man and his family took for the lives of others. May he rest in eternal peace!
thank you for saving our son,s and others=
Another bright light of humanity has gone out. May this amazing man RIP.
A magnificent statesman, and the United States thanks you so much for your help.
One of our true friends from the north.
Thank you John for your and your wife's heroics those many years ago. We shall not forget.
We Americans should all remember this man who risked his life for a group of American Diplomats. It was, sadly, a little known story here in the US. I remembered it and just want to say "thank you" to the family of that very brave man.
My deepest sympathies to the Sheardown family. John was not only an inspiration to his colleagues for his integrity and intelligence but also for his compassion and ingenuity. He has left a mark not only on the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada but throughout the country as to what it means to serve this country and her people. May you rest in peace, Sir, and thank you.