John Malcolm Saylor
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Passed away peacefully on the Oncology Unit at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty (April 1, 2020). Lovingly missed by his sons Michael, Sean (Cathy), Jeff (Sarah) and Chris (Kelly). Cherished grandfather of Malcolm, Kage, Hailey, Emerson, Katarina and Felicia. Dear brother of Gail (Barry) and Karen (Nick). John worked as a teacher and principal for the Niagara South Board of Education from 1966 to 1998. John was a long time valued member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Fonthill. He loved golfing with his buddies once a week and was a regular attendee at the Friday cruise nights at the Seaway Mall. Above all, family was most important to dad. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at the St. Catharines Hospital Oncology Unit for their care and compassion. The graveside memorial service to honour Both John and Betty will take place at Fonthill Cemetery on Tuesday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all adhere to the social distancing guidelines and are encouraged to wear a mask. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Building Capital Fund or the Niagara Health Foundation Oncology Unit. Online condolences may be shared at www.pelhamfuneralhome.ca


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Published in St. Catharines Standard on Aug. 24, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Graveside service
11:00 AM
Fonthill Cemetery
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August 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Saylor was a wonderful teacher, I think his first job was at my school, SS#7 Willowview. I always remember his car a 1966 Fairlane. And playing second base an catching his line drive with my face. I saw him a few years ago at The Fenwick Lions car show and he still remembered me
Lucky to have known him.

Maureen McGowan Misener
Student
August 25, 2020
Our thoughts are with you Sean and family
Doug and Sally Whaley
Neighbor
August 25, 2020
Our thoughts are with you Sean and Cathy....
Doug and Sally Whaley
Neighbor
August 24, 2020
My condolences to all the family. Such a loving couple and devoted man.
John will be missed.
sandee matthews
Friend
August 24, 2020
Dear Saylor Family, I'm so very sorry to read about John's passing. I enjoyed working with him some decades ago and seeing him time to time in town, with your dear Mom. My sympathies and prayers to you all.
Barbara Rybiak
Teacher
August 24, 2020
Such sad news. Sending my most heartfelt condolences to John’s family. He was a great principal to work with and a kind and gentle human being. I’ll miss chatting with him at the cruise nights.
Noreen Saltarelli
Teacher
August 24, 2020
To the Saylor family - my very sincere condolences on the loss or your Dad and earlier your Mom. How difficult these months must have been for all of you. I knew John through teaching and remember him as a lovely man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Sincerely
Bonnie Saveall
Bonnie Saveall
Teacher
August 24, 2020
I went to high school with John and I considered him to be a good friend . As the future unfolded, we went our different directions, and John obviously became the good and successful man to his family, and to his community. Fair well John, my friend. You have left us all better for knowing you . Tim Epps
Tim Epps
Friend
August 24, 2020
We are are saddened at the loss of John and extend our deepest condolences to his family. He was a fine gentleman. Regards, Allan and Becky Utz
Rebecca Utz
Friend
August 24, 2020
Michael, Sean, Jeff and Chris, I am so very sorry for the loss of both your dad and mom. My heart is with you.
Wilma McNall
Coworker
August 24, 2020
Dear Saylor family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of both your mom and now your dad. We have good memories of chats at the mailbox and remember your dad as a gentle soul. Neighbours from up the street for over 40 years, Jack and Johanna Abrahamse
Johanna Abrahamse
Neighbor
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