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John Driedger

John Driedger - Kingsville Celebration Centre

February 22, 1932 - December 24, 2019
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Obituary

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on December 24th, 2019 at the age of 87. The anchor of John’s life was his steadfast faith in Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Today, Dad truly rests in peace. John was born to Peter and Katie Driedger of Kingsville. Dear husband of Jean (Fox) for 63 years. Beloved father of Jennifer Freeman (Bill), Jeffrey Driedger (Sandy), David Driedger, Paul Driedger (Betty-Sue), and Diana Humphries (Duane). Proud Papa to Greg Freeman, Pamela Bedard (Rob) and Jarrod Freeman (Amanda); Naomi Pol (Tyler), Katie Burns (Dan) and Afton Driedger; Brittany Johnstone-Levesque, Kyle Driedger (Elisa) and Jordan Driedger (Shelby); Rachel, Rebecca and Ryan Driedger; Bailey and Ty Humphries. Proud Great-Papa to 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by granddaughter Christie Freeman (1989) and great-grandsons Joseph and Andrew Bedard (2013). John was a long time employee of Transit Windsor. Following retirement, John dedicated more than 20 years as a volunteer at Leamington District Memorial Hospital with his wife Jean. He was an active member his whole life of First Baptist Church in Kingsville. Dad was the rock of our family and will be truly missed.
Visitation will take place at Kendrick Funeral Home (Kingsville) on Monday December 30, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Followed by a celebration of John’s life at 12 p.m. Burial to follow in Iler Cemetery. If you wish, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Kingsville.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 30, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Kendrick Funeral Home - Kingsville
    Address
    91 Division St. S
    Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 1P5
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 30, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Kendrick Funeral Home - Kingsville
    Address
    91 Division St. S
    Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 1P5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Jim Bagley
  • Interment

    Monday, December 30, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, December 30, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Iler Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Harrow, Ontario
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arlene Duquette

Posted at 11:19am
My deepest sympathy. I worked 2 south at the hospital and John always was so sweet and helpful A very pleasant man!
Arlene Duquette
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Lynn Dyck

Posted at 05:32pm
Jean and family, we’re so sorry to hear of John’s passing. John was a very kind man who always reflected the love of Jesus through his words and actions. We remember the many happy times spent together over coffee, often after a Sunday evening service at First Baptist. We pray you will be comforted and experience peace knowing John is now with his Lord and you will one day be reunited with him. Henry and Lynn Dyck
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Bob Goody

Posted at 08:55am
Jean - our thoughts & prayers reach out to you and your family in this, the most difficult of times.
I have many memories of our days and years at Transit Windsor - too many to mention here. Safe to say that they are all fond memories which have been and will be cherished for a life-time.
Yow were a wonderful and well respected member of the transit family. You will be missed by friends and family. Rest In Peace.
Bob Goody
RK

Richard and Alice Klassen

Posted at 07:56am
Dear Jean and all of the Friedberg family....we are so sorry to learn of John's passing....I personally had a great admiration for John.....we are so sorry that we didn't know until we say his obituary.....we feel so bad that we didn't attend his service.... had we known we would have definitely been there.....please know that we are thinking about you all at this time......John has earned his reward......Alice and Rick Klassen
DB

David Brown

Posted at 07:45am
To the Driedger family. John was very instrumental to me attending the Baptist church as a kid. He would often pick me up and take me to church. He was also the one who encouraged me to get baptised and he actually picked me up and took me for that as well. He was very encouraging and the Driedger home was a safe place on Oak street. Thank you John for your inspiration during my childhood years. My you rest in peace. My condolences to all of you.
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