In Celebration of

John Richard Woodroof

July 30, 1934 -  March 17, 2019

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Richard Woodroof on March 17, 2019 at Dorothy Ley Hospice, Etobicoke. Beloved husband of Vera Stechyshyn, special brother in law of Natalie (late Ed Sitarski). Dear brother of Rose, Leslie (Maureen) and Ron all living in London, England. Predeceased by sisters, Teresa and Joyce. Sadly missed by Robert, Susan (Paul) and many dear nieces and nephews abroad. Fondly remembered by cousin Olga (late Vladimir), Sasha and many colleagues and friends. Visitation at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. Etobicoke (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. (prayers at 7 p.m.). Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. For those who wish donations may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made through


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Nadia and Vlodko Brechun (friend)

Entered March 19, 2019 from ETOBICOKE

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.

Joe, Kitty and Adam Malysa (Family Friends)

Entered March 20, 2019 from Orangeville, Ontario

Our thoughts and prayers are with Vera and the extended family of John. We cherish the wonderful memories and share in the sorry of his passing.

We had some great conversations about golf, politics and the world of education at our numerous family gatherings over the years. We will miss John’s humour and genuine interest of what was going on in our lives. Our prayers are with you during this time.

Joe, Kitty and Adam Malysa

Lynda Nahirniak (friend)

Entered March 21, 2019 from Mississauga

Dear Vera,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Good memories of you and John at the church bazaars over the years.
Lynda & Wally Nahirniak


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