John Purdy

Obituary of John Purdy

John passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on Monday, January 10th, 2022.  Born on January 5, 1938 in Tara, John Bruce Purdy of Owen Sound and formerly of Tara, was 84 years old.  Dearly loved husband of Marlene Purdy (nee Price) for 63 years. Loving father of Paul Purdy (Trish), Anne Purdy (Bob Kerr) and Kathy Gowan (Steve). Proud grandfather of Jennifer (Corbin), Michelle (Brian), Kevin and Amber (Nathan). Proud great-grandfather of Sophia. Special brother-in-law to Bill and Marlene Price, Betty and Glen Sprung and special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Guy and Lorna Purdy and his sister, Jean Jackson (Howard).

John was one of the good ones and will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

A Graveside Service for John Purdy will be held in the spring at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Arrangements entrusted to the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, 519-376-7492.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Tara Rotary Club Bridge Project (cheques made payable to Municipality of Arran-Elderslie)   or Crohn’s and Colitis Canada would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.  Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting John’s online memorial at