John Woodhouse

Obituary of John Woodhouse

Unexpectedly, at University Hospital, London, on May 17, 2020.  John Robert Woodhouse AKA “Big John”, of Kemble, at the age of 60 years.   Loved husband of Wendy (nee McWilliams), for 31 years.  Dear father of George and his partner Sherise Jones, of Dartmouth, N.S., Ann and her partner Chris Neerhof, of Owen Sound, and Leah, of Kemble.  Missed by his sister Janet Woodhouse (Derek Hill), and their children, Sarah, Meagan, and David, of Etobicoke.  Survived by his father Bruce Woodhouse and his wife Helen, who farmed in Clarksburg.  Predeceased by his mother Helen Woodhouse (nee Ibell). John was always one who would tell a story or share a good laugh.  He also loved to travel and see the world; and connecting with his community by listening to am 560, C.F.O.S. Planting trees was one of his known pastimes so planting a tree in memory of John would make him smile.  He was a partner of Bluewater Feed Co. and a more recently, a proud team member of Sharpe Farm Supplies.  When not working, John could be found volunteering or umpiring with Owen Sound Minor Baseball. John was a judge at the Ontario Pork Congress and the Royal Winter Fair and has since become a huge advocate for Ontario Aquaculture. 

A private funeral service will be held at BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Friday, May 22, 2020. Followed by burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Georgian Bluffs.  The funeral service will be streamed online beginning at 11:00 AM at  If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to The Ocean Clean-up, Owen Sound Minor Baseball, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at


Private Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, May 22, 2020
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 - 14th Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Live Stream


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Grey Road 17
Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, Canada
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