He will be lovingly missed by all of his family: daughter Phoebe Strickland and granddaughters Sydney and Rachel Raymond; mother Lucy Strickland and siblings George (Sue) Strickland, Linda Strickland-Harth (Peter), Mariah Strickland, Jim Strickland (Wendy Woodfield); life partner Rita Strickland and children Danny Spence (Natalie Martin), Sherry Spence, Brenda (Gerry) Dinelle, grandchildren Mike Gagné, Randy Gagné, Becky Spence, Amber Dinelle, Gerry Dinelle, great grandson Sydney Gagné McKnight, also many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Ralph Strickland and two of his favourite four-legged companions Taffy and Ruff.
John was a kind thoughtful generous man, who had a great talent for fixing things and a wonderful memory. He enjoyed nature and animals. His gentle presence will be missed by many.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life on June 26th at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 147 Elgin St. N, Cambridge, with a family service at 2 pm and friends being welcomed between 230 pm and 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Humane Society, or World Vision.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com. Please visit John's obituary notice on Facebook.