John Michael Lund

John passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London, Ontario with his wife and son by his side on October 28, 2020, following complications from pneumonia.

Loving companion and husband of 45 years (36 married) to his wife Deb. Devoted Father and Father in law to Andrew and Nicole Lund and very proud Grandpa to his little grandson Bear. Dear brother to his heartbroken sister Stella (Terry) Chattington. Dear brother in law to Steve Manning, Dave (Joan) Manning and John (Connie) Manning. Loving Uncle to Jennifer (Cameron) Christie, Leigh Chattington, Angela (Paul) Hammond, Jason (Roshika) Manning, Troy Manning, Kayla Manning, Connor Devries, Briar (Matt) Dean, Dillon (Amanda) Devries, Scott (Ashley) Manning and Bailey Manning. Great Uncle to Ayla, Alex and Claire Hammond, Victoria Manning, Hunter Christie and Finn, Aurora and Summer Dean. Predeceased by his parents John and Evelyn Lund, Mother and Father in law Sally and Keith Manning, sisters Karetta (Bill) Watters and Helen Lund as well as Sister in law Susan Manning.

John will be sorely missed by his furry companions Meatball, Blackie, Gus and Hank.

John was a very proud former dealer of Canadian Tire Stores in Exeter, Ingersoll and Woodstock Ontario. He was happiest working hard alongside his employees and considered them to be more co-workers and friends than staff members. He built some wonderful friendships over the years, especially with Ray Curry and Rodger Pullen.

John was the most stubborn, bull-headed, irritating, hard working guy who did everything at warp speed. Never a dull moment! But he was also the most compassionate, loving, fair, generous, fierce friend, father and husband you could wish for.

Our world is going to be a much slower and quieter place without him.

At John’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. Instead, please think of John with a glass (or 3) of wine (preferably red), enjoy a thick juicy medium-rare steak, and eat as many Nanaimo bars as you can! If you love someone tell them now and every day how much, because life can change in a moment.


Donations in John’s memory to Canadian Tire Jumpstart or charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made directly or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ont. N4S 3V8, entrusted with arrangements.   Your messages of condolence may be shared at





At John’s request there will be no visitation or funeral

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  • Dear Deb and Family
    Rosemary and I want to express our deepest sympathy and Condolences to you.
    In our Canadian Tire Dealer Family, we have always though of and respected John and yourself as great people. As a Dealer, John always was a humble and very knowledgeable and hard working business man. We would often visit your store to gleen good ideas from you both and were never disappointed. I always enjoyed doing Changeovers with John and could count on his CT acumen and personal integrity.
    We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers….and drink a glass of wine in his memory.
    Wil and Rosemary Vander Linden

    Wil Vander Linden
  • Dear Deb, Andrew and Family, I am sending sincere condolences for the Loss of John. I know he will be missed, He was a fine man even if him and I came to verbal blows a few times, I respected him and had many laughs too. I am at a loss for words to express how I am feeling. I will hold his memory in my Heart, Love to all from Shane and myself. Wish I was there to give you a hug Deb. I miss you constantly. Every time I look at the plants in the area stores, I think to myself, Deb would fire these people for such neglect !! Be well my friend, take care and be safe in this crazy time in our world,

    Judy Ann Gordon
  • Deb and Andrew
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of John. You wrote a wonderful Obit describing John. My thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time.

    Take care
    John Sharp

    John Sharp
  • It is with great sadness that I learn of John s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Deb as you go through this very challenging time.
    Warm maritime hugs sent your way.

    Joanne Giberson
  • It is with great sadness that I learn of John s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Deb as you go through this very challenging time.
    Warm maritime hugs sent your way.

    Joanne Giberson
  • At 16 i was hired as a part timer in hardware at the Sarnia Exmouth location. I’m not sure when exactly i was introduced to John but the description you give of John is exactly how i remember him. I especially remember when CTC moved to the Lambton Mall, John was a work horse, we worked for several weeks late into the evening to prepare the new store for opening…i thought it was great, getting paid and dining on KFC, John would have ordered for the crew. I so sorry for your loss.

    Ross Nelson
  • At 16 i was hired as a part timer at CTC in Sarnia, that was in 1974.I n and John

    Ross Nelson
  • Deb,
    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful person, Andy and I will always remember his and your support when we got our first store in Winnipeg.

    Terry Leitch
  • Deb and Andrew,
    You lost John way too early.
    It was our pleasure to know him.
    Truly a Canadian Tire guy.
    Jeanine and Don

    Don Thompson
  • So sorry to hear about John. Way to early to have to go. My thoughts and best wishes to you all.

    Nathan smith
  • Dear Debbie & family:
    Vic & I are were very shocked to hear that John had passed away. Your obituary was lovely & a tribute to a great man.
    Vic of course has lots of fond memories of many years ago hanging around in Johns garage with the guys or going hunting on Manatoulin Island. If it wasn’t for John living next door to me on Savoy Street I probably would have never met Vic. I remember when John first met you & how he kept his privacy before telling anyone. Even though he never showed it publicly he was very kind to JJ & Stacey when they were young. I can well imagine he would be very proud of his son & delighted to have a grandson too.
    Your obituary was lovely & shows what a great husband & father he was.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you Debbie at this very difficult time for all of you,

    Vic & Shirley Horvath
  • Aunt Debbie and Andrew,
    Sending love to you both ❤

    Kayla Manning
  • My condolence to Deb & Family with the passing of your husband John .Father & & Grandpa who will missed by all of you .

    Ollie Manning
  • I am very sorry to hear of your loss Deb . I always enjoyed working with John and you at the Sarnia store . John will not soon be forgotten by his many friends.

    Rick Vriesinga
  • Sorry for your loss. John was an excellent employer. May your memories bring you comfort.

    Barb Bauman
  • Deb & Andrew It was such an honour working for yourself and John, and will continue to honour his work ethic with my family. You have no idea, the impact he made on myself. I will always reference him. So sorry for your loss.

    Derek Kenney
  • I will forever be grateful for the time I was able to share with John and for the things he taught me. I have nothing but respect and admiration for him. Greatest condolences.

    Karel Vantol
  • So sorry to hear of John’s passing, sincerest condolences to Deb and family, John was a great dealer and friend. Tonight we will raise a glass to our friend!

    Darren & Joanne Gunn
  • Deb and family sending my deepest condolences to you all, I have fond memories of my time with you at the store. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Anne Marie Cornell

    Anne Marie Cornell
  • Deb, Andrew and Family I’m so sorry to read of John’s passing. Thinking of you all.

    Sarah Bruines
  • Deb and Andrew:
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Everything you said about his personality was so very true. An unforgettable person. I have so many happy memories of working with you and John in Sarnia. We were quiet a team. Pam, Shirley and I have been sharing “John” stories; there are so many as you well know. Again, my heartfelt condolences. Linda

    Linda Dilley
  • Even through training together John was a rare breed that is my pleasure to have called him friend.

    Dion & Natalie Sabraw
  • Deb & family. On behalf of my late husband Ralph (2013), I wish to offer my deepest sympathies. Ralph always spoke highly of John while working at CTC Sarnia.

    Mary Detailleur
  • John was a wonderful owner.
    I had the privilege to run his Ingersoll Store . He was always in there between the stores helping out. John will be deeply be missed.
    Prayers and thoughts to all his family members. Sending you hugs
    From the wouters family

    Jamie Wouters
  • Deb, Im so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time

    Annamarie Livingston

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