John Novak passed away peacefully at Hospice Cornwall January 4, 2022, with his loving friend, Shirley Goodsell, by his side. John was born March 31, 1938, in Hungary. He escaped in 1956 immigrating to Canada where he made a new life. John married Glenda Chalmers in 1976 and became father to her 4 teenage children – Larry (Marlene), Kirk, Kent (Karen) and Lisa Chalmers. John will be missed by his children and eight grandchildren, and by his loving son-in-law Robert Foster to whom John was a father, friend and mentor. John was a master machinist and lived in the Kingston area for most of his life, moving a decade ago to Cornwall. He was also a devout and active Christian, working in prison ministry, running men’s breakfasts, holding bible studies, singing in a choir, and always a strong supporter of Cursillo. He was pre-deceased by sons John and Frank from his first marriage, and by step-son Larry. John never stopped missing his beloved wife, Glenda, who passed away in 2013. Graveside service at Christ Church Cemetery on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 am.. Reception with refreshments follows at his "Alom Glen" property on Thompson Hill Road. All are welcome.
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Christ Church Cemetery
P.O. Box 382, Tamworth ON K0K 3G0