John William Lohnes, born 1948 in Bridgewater NS, was taken from us suddenly on October 13th, 2020 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, NS. He was pre-deceased by his parents, George and Evelyn Lohnes. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne (Himmelman), and his sons Joel and John Jr., and his sisters Rose-Marie (Corwin), and Sandra (Joe), nieces Krista, Toni, and Cindy, and nephew Jeffrey.
As a boy, John loved spending time helping his father on the farm, where he found his love for animals. As he got older and made his way out into the world, he found a new love in Joanne, caring for her for over 50 years. They had two boys, and as was his way, he worked hard to provide for the family he loved. He would take his boys to hockey games, wrestling, fishing and swimming in the river. He was always happy to help them out of tight spots, and give them good advice, as a good dad would.
John will be remembered also as a great friend. Always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend in need, and always happy to do so and bring beer. He loved being social and looked forward to his annual ham raffle in the garage with his inner circle.
Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a short graveside service for family, and close friends at invitation only, at the Pinehurst Community Cemetery on Monday, October 19th at 2PM, as was his wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca