John  Coker

John Coker

Monday, March 5th, 1934 - Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Frederick John Coker
Passed away peacefully on Monday September 21st, 2020 at Sunset Manor Collingwood at the age of 86. John of Creemore, beloved husband of Verna of 67 years. Loving father of Nancy (Bill), Rick (Deborah), Brian, Brenda (Tom), Carol (Steve), Mitch (Linda) Dwayne (Gerry), Greg (Pam), Janet (Randy), Jonathan (Patti). Proud grandfather of 24 grandchildren, and dear great grandpa of 34 great grandchildren.
John is predeceased by his parents Eric & Betty Coker. John will be fondly remembered by his brothers in law, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances.
John was active in Minor hockey and the Creemore Chiefs organization. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and farming. He also became an officer of the Emergency Measures Organization volunteering to policing parades, public functions and such.
Over the years John worked at many trades, until he took up dairy farming in 1967. In the fall of 1980 John was in a farming accident that cost him his right arm just below the elbow. His recovery revealed that he would no longer be able to dairy farm, so they sold the farm and moved to town in the late 80s.
John and Verna had made several trips to Manitoulin Island and fell in love with it. They started with a hunt camp and then they bought a house in Mindemoya, then they moved to Kegawong and lived by the lake till Dad became ill with cancer.
In the fall of 2018 they moved to Balmoral Retirement Residence in Collingwood. As the illness progressed Dad needed more care and therefore they moved into Sunset Manor in Collingwood.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Sunset Manor for the care and attention their Dad received during his time spent there. We know that during this time of Covid 19 with all the restrictions the staff did their best to keep him comfortable.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home. If desired donations may be made in John’s memory to the Cancer Society. Written condolences may be sent to Verna Coker at Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan St. SS#10, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4X1. Private graveside Service will be held September 26th.
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    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 |
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020
    Creemore Union Cemetery
    Collingwood Street
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    Private family service.


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Regan Millsap

Posted at 08:58pm
Deepest condolences to the Family....john will be well missed by everyone!

Love the Millsaps from Manitoulin!

Kate Lloyd

Posted at 03:14pm
To the Coker family, my sincere condolences in the loss of your dad and grandfather. Sincerely, Kate Lloyd (Eichenberger)


Posted at 02:29pm
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Rest in peace John.
My fondest wishes,
Nancy Ross

Mia King

Posted at 11:49am
I’m saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was such a nice man. My condolences to Vera and the family. I got to know them while I was employed at Balmoral, and I have happy memories of them sitting in the cafe and laughing with friends.

Colin Wilson

Posted at 07:22am
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of John. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to all of the Coker family; many of you I went to school with and played hockey with. John was a great man.

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