John Allison (Jack) McEachern
1928 - 2021
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July 1, 1928 to March 9, 2021 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of John in his 93rd year. He joins his beloved wife Audrey, who passed away just three weeks ago. They would have been married 70 years this summer. He was the loving father to Rob (Jeanette) and proud grandfather to Todd, Jocelyn (Miles), Shelby (Joe), Sarah (Kevin) and Brandon (Lyndall). Great-grandfather to Matteo and Ivy. Predeceased by his sisters Alma Coulson, Margaret Hurd and Jeanne Wilson, and will be missed by many Smith, Wilson, and Hurd nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Erin and lived almost his entire life in Orton. He and Audrey built their house in the 1950's and it was evident he took great pride in his property. He worked as an electrician and in 1949 founded McEachern Electric. He continued working and lending a helping hand in the family business into his eighties. Jack was an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh, The Masonic Lodge in Erin, the Orton Community Association and the Grove Cemetery. John had a love for standardbred horses and owned many race horses over the years, including his longtime mare, Only-A-Rosie, and family favourite Gretzky Lavec. John enjoyed tending his vegetable gardens (growing enough potatoes to last them a year!), walking, reading the paper from cover to cover in the sun porch, traveling and winters in Florida. We would like to thank Dr. Easterbrook and the staff at both the Highland Manor and Groves Memorial Hospital for the compassionate care they've provided John and Audrey over the past few years. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations to the Groves Memorial Hospital, the Grove Cemetery or Parkinson Canada would be greatly appreciated. Address to mail a cheque to The Grove Cemetery: The Grove Cemetery 5832 3rd Line Hillsburgh, Ontario N0B 1Z0 Arrangements are entrusted to The Graham Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus. A funeral service will be held for both John and Audrey at some point in May at St. Andrew's Church in Hillsburgh with burial of their caskets at Grove Cemetery in Orton. (519)843-3100

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Published in Orangeville News on Mar. 12, 2021.
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March 15, 2021
Sorry to hear about Jack. He had a life well live. He was always a pleasure to talk to.
John & pat Bailey
March 12, 2021
Deepest condolences and thinking of the McEachern family during this very difficult time.
Laurie (Wheeler) McKenna
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