John Bawtinheimer

John Stanley Bawtinheimer

Wednesday, May 14th, 1947 - Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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BAWTINHEIMER, John Stanley: May 14, 1947 – March 28, 2020.
John Bawtinheimer; loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the age of 72 after his battle with lung cancer.
John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Pat Bawtinheimer (nee Forsey); son, Rob Bawtinheimer and his fiancée Brittany Retter; daughter, Lucretta Recalis, her husband Ryan Recalis, and grandchildren Ethan and Emily; daughter Margaret Bawtinheimer and her spouse, Mitchell Burton; sister-in-law Carol Bawtinheimer; sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Fred Elliott; and brother David Bawtinheimer. John is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Lucretta Bawtinheimer; as well as his brother, Ronald Bawtinheimer.
John and Pat were married September 30, 1972 and lived in Mississauga until they retired to Mt. Albert with their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in 2014. John and Pat spent their retirement with family and loved ones, travelling to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland to visit with family and friends, and to explore new places together.
John was a loving father and grandfather, with a big warm smile and a never-ending supply of “dad jokes”. John had a world of patience, always creating quality time and memories; teaching Margaret and Mitchell how to renovate their home, spending hours golfing with Rob and Brittany, and one cannot leave out the treats and ice cream enjoyed on the patio with Lucretta, Ryan, Ethan, and Emily.
John’s passion was bowling, where he and Pat met, introduced by his father. Being part of a Tuesday night league since the 70’s, John built many lasting friendships, and those who knew him would say being his friend was easy, that he was an easy person to love. He loved those friends like family.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Southlake Regional Cancer Centre Palliative Care Unit via the Southlake Foundation in memory of John, as the family would like to express their appreciation to the warm care received by the nurses, doctors, and health care providers (
A cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held by John’s family at a later date.
An extended thank you to all family and friends that took the time to be with John, making his final months full of love and happiness, our family is forever grateful to you.
Rest in peace John, you will forever be in our hearts.
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John Christian

Posted at 01:48pm
Words cannot express how saddened we are at hearing of the passing of John. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Pat, Rob, Lucretta and Margaret as well as John’s extended family. Even though we grew apart over the years I have fond memories of the times we had together. I still remember the Friday nights that John, Al and I went to the Red Barn for burgers. Then it was off to the A & W for a gallon of root beer and back to John’s house to watch TV into the night. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.

John and Patti Christian, Brampton Ontario

Lucretta Posted at 05:55pm

Thanks for sharing your memories John. I know dad always missed your friendship. Take care.

Patricia Bawtinheimer Posted at 06:08pm

Thanks John, it’s good to here from you.❤️

Dan Leavens

Posted at 02:24pm
Pat our deepest condolences to you and your family, on John's passing. I received a phone call this morning from Ed Milanczak
( Knobby) that John had passed and I immediately wondered, how long ago it actually was, here in Calgary, when Marg and I went over to see your son and have him call you guys, to say he was alright after John had called me to check.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Dan and Marg Leavens Calgary, Alberta

Lucretta Posted at 04:46pm

Thank you Dan! It’s so nice to hear from Dads friends!

Patricia Bawtinheimer Posted at 06:11pm

Dan, it it’s good to hear from you. Rob’s back in Ontario now & is doing fine. John bowled right up to his diagnosis & was still with the Mixed Bag league. Thanks for your thoughts & prayers, stay safe. P.

Cindy Wiley

Posted at 11:04am
Pat, Rob, Lucretta and Margaret, we are so sorry to learn of your husband and dad's passing. Sincerely, Steve, Cindy, Brian and Michael Wiley from Featherhead Crescent

Lucretta Posted at 04:47pm

Thank you Cindy and family.

Patricia Bawtinheimer Posted at 06:12pm

Hey Cindy, nice to hear from you. Thanks for your thoughts. Keep safe. Pat

ted zahara

Posted at 05:00pm
John and I met attending Kipling Collegiate where we became fast friends. We had several parties in the Bawtinheimer basement, where we spent hours pre- taping the night's entertainment from CHUM's top 40. We finally tested Stan's patience when we brought in a live band to the "final party" when the base vibrations cracked the picture window upstairs. John was a gentle soul who had an affable personality and true loyalty as a friend. Although we lost touch over the years John left an indelible mark on my memory.
Rest peacefully my friend.
Ted Zahara

Lucretta Posted at 04:48pm

Thank you Ted!! What a wonderful story to hear!! Dad always had such a terrible time remembering things from his past. Hearing this brings me such joy!!

Patricia Bawtinheimer Posted at 06:14pm

Thanks Ted, I haven’t heard your name in years. John often spoke of the fun times. He’ll be missed. Keep safe. Pat

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