John Schaefer

John Carl Schaefer

Tuesday, August 27th, 1957 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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John Carl Schaefer

August 27th, 1957 - May 8th, 2020

Heaven called home our angel after a courageous battle with Leukemia. His darling wife Cathy was at his bedside, and will forever miss her "Honeybun". John leaves to mourn his daughters Tabatha and Melissa (Jack) and grandchildren; the late Owen, Bailey, Zöe, Talia, and Grayson, and his fur baby "Buddy". John also leaves behind his siblings and many friends. John is the son of the late Fred and Elsie Schaefer.

He will be remembered by his community as "Papa Smurf". Thanks to Pastor Kobie and the Bethel Community Church. Special thanks to the cancer teams at Princess Margaret and Southlake Regional Health Centre, staff at Margaret Bahen Hospice for the end of life care, and to our friends at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home for handling the final details.

Due to COVID-19, cremation will take place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Margaret Bahen Hospice

Posted at 12:06pm

It was an honour to care for John at Margaret Bahen Hospice. On behalf of the entire MB Hospice family, please accept our deepest sympathies.


Posted at 01:33pm
Cathy sending you big hugs and our most sincere condolences from the team at PMH.
It was a pleasure working with you and John and you were the most devoted caregiver. John was so fortunate to always have you by his side. Hope that many loving memories of your life together will bring you comfort. I will think of you and John whenever I see a butterfly!


Cathy schaefer

Posted at 07:22am
Honeybun I miss you like crazy why you have to leave me my heart is broken I sit here remember all the good times and bad times I would never change anything our Love was so strong no one could break us we were meant to be I just can,t believe your no hear I look for you all the time and I talk to you all the time it just so hard our beautiful blessing Tabatha and Melissa there having hard time to there missing you like crazy and the Grandblessing to Tabatha took your car home she Loveing your mustang she driving it you be so pourd of her Honeybun thanks for that Awesome pink sky this morning You know that my fav colour Talia was so happy you told her you throw down sliver to her and she found a quarter and it the year she born she was yes that from poppa and a hummingbird came right near her she said thanks poppa Zoe Loves all the stuff I gave her from you and yes she your princess Zoe and always been I told her in a letter yes there all your nerds and your there big fat Nerd we will never forget that paws is doing good Buddy went with Tabatha like you told me to give her him he is her best friend sending me videos of him he even getting out side they had a dinner date last night it was so cute he loving there she giving him lots of Love honeybun our boys will be one year old June 12 /2020 and Jenn and Anna and Janice and Jackie and all my beautiful friends are looking out for me see you did not have to worry and the Lord will look out for me to power in pray power In pray Love you honeybun to the moon and back to the heavens too

Nuala shaw

Posted at 09:18am
Dear Cathy. My heart goes out to you and your family. John and yourself were the winner of many battles. I often saw you at the hospital even though you didn’t know it. Praying for you all at this difficult time.

Candis Babcock

Posted at 07:38am
Dear Cathy and family
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts are with you at this time and our hope is that the love and prayers coming from the community will provide you with some peace and comfort through this difficult time.

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