John A. Sibley

     In honouring John’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2022, from 1 to 4 pm., at the Woodstock Navy Club, 959 James St., Woodstock, Ontario.    Please join our family to celebrate John’s life.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John A. Sibley, our husband, father, father-in-law, Grampa, brother-in-law and uncle, in his 78th year. He passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday August 24, 2022 with his family by his side.

Beloved husband of 34 years to Rose Mary. He will be deeply missed by his sons Jason (Amanda) and Jeff (Amanda). Saying goodbye to his granddaughter, Imogen, was the hardest goodbye for John. Wishing him peace are his sisters in law, Margaret (Mark) Bossy and Teresa Moore. Uncle John will be sorely missed by many nieces and nephews and their families.
John was predeceased by his parents Bill (2015) and Hughian (2008), his brother Tom (2014), and many aunts and uncles.

John began his firefighting career at the Woodstock Fire Department in 1974. He moved up through the ranks, serving as Fire Chief for the last 12 years of his career; retiring from the Fire Department in 2004. He loved serving the community of Woodstock. For those who knew John, his passion was baseball. He loved playing the sport in his younger years, always in the position of catcher, for many fastball teams, to later in life watching his beloved Tigers.

Rose, Jason, Jeff, and family would like to thank Dr. Kocsis and his Staff for their compassion and caring. Special thanks to the PICOT team and all the services that were made available to John. Their kindness and compassionate care will be forever remembered.

In honouring John’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2022, from 1 to 4 pm., at the Woodstock Navy Club, 959 James St., Woodstock, Ontario. Please join our family to celebrate John’s life.

Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario have been entrusted with Final Arrangements. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • Many memories were had with John and the ball team years. Those were all special moments that will never be forgotten. Rest in piece John and God Bless.

    Frank Konigshofer
  • My brothers Dennis and Neil Clifford both played ball with John when I was a child. He was a very nice man and a great catcher. Lots of great memories of that team!

    Nancy Clifford Larocque
  • To Rose Mary, Jason, Jeff, and Family. We were very sorry to read of John’s passing. We remember John as a friendly caring neighbour. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Ken and Sharon.

    Ken and Sharon Smith
  • We have made a donation to the Woodstock Hospital in memory of John.
    We are very sorry for your loss.

    Oxford County Naval Veterans Association
  • We just wanted to reach out and let you know that you and your family have our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

    Laurie & John
  • I had the pleasure of knowing John and Rose from selling them several vehicles over the years. John was a fabulous human being who had such a great demeanour!
    He was so dam likeable!!!!
    My heart goes out to Rose and the entire family.

    John Hogan

    John Hogan
  • Sending prayers and Condolences to the Sibley family at this time of loss! Jason sorry to hear about your father he was a great man. The bell will always ring in his memory!

    Mark Hunniford
  • I am deeply saddened to hear the passing of John. I had the opportunity to know John through my time at Craigowan. We always had a nice chat, unfortunately we never had a chance to play any golf together. But when I think of him, two things stand out in my mind. He was always smiling and he always would take the time to talk and see how everyone was doing. A true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers to you, Rose, and the entire family.

    Darren Brimson
  • Rose Mary & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
    Remember your family & friends are here for you!

    Denise & Murray Yeandle
  • Rose, Jason, Jeff and Sibley family, you have my deepest sympathies with the recent passing of John. I met John many years ago through his brother Tom who I worked with at Casino Windsor. We golfed together many times over the years and it seemed like whenever Tom and I had meeting out of town we always found just enough time to stop in Woodstock on our way home to play a round of golf with John at the club where he was a member. John was a great guy who I know will be truly missed by all who knew him. John and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Gerry Finnegan, Windsor

    Gerry Finnegan
  • Rose and Family
    I am so sorry to hear about the sad news. It has been quite a long time since seeing you from when Bill lived at Oxford Gardens. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Karen Ritchie

    Karen Ritchie
  • Dear Rose Mary
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Vera and Ken

    Farrows Vera & Ken
  • Beautiful tribute Rose.

    Brent and Bev
  • Rose and family,

    We are so sad for you all when hearing of John’s passing. Equally so, we are grateful he now resides in the Eternal magic that comes after physical death. We are glad that he is now forever free from any pain.

    It was wonderful knowing John. He was exceptionally proud of his family and his career, and he was always eager to share the stories of his life’s experiences with us all.

    I pray each of you find comfort in the signs he will send you, and that Your continued faith in what comes after this life keeps you hope-filled when grief revisits your heart.

    With love,

    Dan and Allie Baker
  • We will miss John. Our sympathies to you all.

    Gayle Anderson

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