Ohnmacht, John

November 12th, 2010

OHNMACHT, John – Passed away peacefully, 3 days after his 78th birthday, on November 12, 2010, at Victoria Hospital with his daughter Laurie and son-in-law Steve Johnston by his side. Devoted husband and caregiver of Claire. Survived by daughter Maureen and beloved granddaughter Leah. He was a loving and kind man who will be deeply missed by his family, friends and the ham radio community. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior to the service. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers at Parkwood Hospital for their wonderful care and support. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider Parkwood Hospital. Online condolences available at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com.

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john shieldsGoing to miss our two meter QSO's and "eyeballs" at coffee John. Condolances to Claire, Laurie, Steve and Maureen. 73 and QRT VE3EGP
Nick GurrI will never forget John as a fellow ham radio friend. He remained so positive right up until the end. John loved phone chats and was the number one person up on the daily gossip. His appreciation for his friendships and the wonderful staff at Parkwood Hospital should never go unoticed. " The bigger the boys - the bigger the toys " John had them all. Well beneath his exterior was a very kind and understanding man. He always managed to adapt to whatever the cards of life dealt him. I will miss all those emails and his voice on my answering machine saying " Hi Nick. it's John. Give me a call ". His daily " mud report " became his personna. His too many " Taxes " thinking kept all of us behind him. Good man and a gift to ham radio. 73 John es CUL de Nick VE3NJG
Gerry BrushettMy regrets to John's family and friends. I worked with him from 1965 until my retirement in 1994 in DOC and IC. Fond memories of working with him in Toronto Field office , especially during the Peak of CB radio. Always fun and easy to work with. Deepest regrets on losing another of our old group in DOC Gerry B Peterborough
Stephen and Betty MolnarDear Claire and Family: We offer our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Even though you moved away from Toronto, many fond memories remain of visits to your home when the girls were small, and of my working with John at DOC in Toronto. I used to look forward to John's EMO Net on Two meters each week.
Irene And Jack RobbDear Laurie:- Please accept our sincere sympathy idue to the loss of your Father. We know you and Steve will miss him greatly. Love to you both. Jack & Irene Robb
John FrangosAlways Admired John Since The LARC Meetings From 1975. I Would Always Help Out In Electronic Problems He Had And Always Had Time to Spent With The Ham Radio Community. Evertime I Came Over Claire Would not Let Me Leave Without Sitting For A While And Chatting. Gonna Miss You John 73 QRT Ve3PR....
JennyDear Laurie: I am one of the nurses at Parkwood that took care of your dad. So sorry about your loss. He was a great man that loved everyone, always had a smile on his face and a chocolate to hand out. Would always came back to 5ANs to see the nurses and have a chat with them. We will miss his face.
wes creek I am gonna miss you john. you taught me how to be a kind person, when i was just beginning as an amateur radio operator you showed me the way and how. To the family I know how you feel may you remember him for the good. I will miss you John Wesley Creek
Wanda WoytazDear Laurie, My sincere sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Take Care, Wanda
Catharine LeggettDear Laurie: I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You were there for him and that must have given him great comfort. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Catharine
Aindrea CrampLaurie, My deepest sympathies - I know you were very close with your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I believe my own father a fellow ham radio operator remembers him as well from back in the day of DOC - Brian Williams VE3 QS - Take good care, Aindrea
Laurie Willert RNLaurie: Your Dad was such a special man, and it was my privilege to get to know him and your family. I am so sorry, mere words are inadequate. John was just up visiting 5ANorth last week and his spirits were good, he looked good, and of course, he had chocolate for me. It is pleasing to me to remember your Dad smiling that day. My deepest thoughts are with you and your Mom and family. sincerely, and with big hugs, Laurie Willert
Deka IdsingaLaurie, I'm sorry about your dad. I know you will miss him. I knew he was not well at all. He always amazed me how he always said hi when he passed me by, always was able to smile regardless of what shape his own life was in. I admired him greatly for that! Now I read he was a kind man, and I've certainly seen that. I hope you find some kind of comfort for yourself, Laurie. Many thoughts are also with your mom and your sister. I will be thinking of each of you tomorrow. ............Deka
Walter and Maxine KeskeDear Laurie Walter and I were so sorry to hear from George that your beloved father had passed away. Walter truly enjoyed John while he shared a room with him at Parkwood. We had hoped to visit with you and John one day but things didn't work out. We called several times and talked with John as recently as a week ago and all things seemed to be getting better for him. Be strong, Laurie. This will be a difficult time filled with so many thoughts and having to deal with all the financial matters too. Our thoughts are with you. We'd love to meet with you at some time in the near future. Call us when you are able (519-672-7732). Remember, we are here to help provide support to you. Laurie, you made our day, every day you appeared at Parkwood. Let us help you now.
Jenni DennistonDear Laurie, My heart is with you during this difficult time. Find strength in the wonderful memories of your dad, and know that he will never truly be gone - you're going to feel him with you giving you strength and love.
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