John passed away suddenly at his home in Barrie on Thursday, March 6, 2014 of a stroke at the age of 51.
Son of Erma (predeceased) and Thorold. Brother of Mary, Julie (Dave) and Brenda. Uncle of Tracie (Mark), Cathy (Colby), Sarah, Kade (Emily) and Erin.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 12. 2014 in the Lounge at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #232, 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville starting at 4 p.m.
Heather Craik Tobias
Mr Potts, Mary, Julie, Dave and Brenda,I heard about John’s death this evening. I am so very sorry for your loss. It has been a long time. I know the John I knew so long ago will be desperately missed by you all. Regards, Heather
We are very sorry to hear about John our thoughts are with You.
Don and Nadine Diplock
Thorold, Mary, Julie and BrendaWe are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Please take Care
Don and nadine
dwight & jen
our deepest sympathies to your familywe are very sorry for your loss
Dwight & Jen
Wayde & Linda Roles
Our sincere condolences are with John’s family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with John in Markham for over a year. We developed a very good friendship and enjoyed many great times together during that time and also after I retired. The memories will last forever and John will be deeply missed.
Derek & Danette Roles
Our deepest sympathy are with John’s family and friends during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with John from the beginning of my career at Hydro. We shared many good times together both at and away from work that will never be forgotten. You will be forever missed by everyone.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Treasure the memories you have.
My sincere condolences to the family. John was a part of our Family here at BWW as well. He would always bring a smile to our faces and warm our hearts with chocolate. Are are missed everyday! XOX
Lloyd and Liz Duffy
We are certainly shocked and saddened at Johnny’s passing. We will alwaysremember when John stepped in and served as Kirby’s dad for the father/son hockey game when Lloyd could not participate. John will be sadly missed by many- including the Duffys!
Jacqueline & Paul Wilson
Our deepest Condolences on the loss of your son, brother, uncle & friend. John was a good man and a fine neighbour he will be missed as a fixture on our quiet part of Barrie, Woodfern Court. Our thoughts are with you and yours at this time as are our prayers.
Rest easy my friend, you where a great asset and a pleasure to work with during power restorations while in Bracebridge in the 90s. Prayers with family.
I remember John as Brenda’s little brother so cute with those amazing Pott’s eyes. I would see John on more than one occasion in the 80’s at TGH where I worked. I remember him sitting at the front entrance of the hospital smiling and cheerful to everyone no matter what his challenges might be. I send my heartfelt sympathies to my friend Brenda, and to all of John’s family at this sad and tragic time. He will most certainly be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Deb.H.
My thoughts and prayers are with John’s family and friends during this time. John and I worked together for more than 10 years at the DOMC and although I haven’t seen him much over the last few years since I retired from Hydro One, I will always consider him to be a true friend. We shared a lot of our lives together, had many good laughs and helped each other through some of the more challenging times. John was a loyal, steadfast guy who valued his co-workers like his family. He was proud of his team, his Huntsville hometown, his friends and family and will be missed very much by all of us.
I only knew John for a few years. He was a regular at the BWW in Barrie. I will miss our heated debates about everything sports. No matter how your day was going John always had a way to make you smile or forget about your troubles. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will be cheering for your Rangers the rest of the year in your honour. RIP my friend.
Such sad news. John and I worked together a few years ago and I very much appreciated him as a great co-worker. I want to express my condolences to his family and friends.
have known john for only three years but he became a friend I will remember for along time for so many reasons.rest in peace john.so sad to think I will not see him again.
It’s very difficult to see John’s face here. My sincere condolences to the Potts family and all his co-workers at Hydro (you were his family) and he loved you. Such a great person taken way to soon. aka Blanch xoxo
Hazel & Jack Bowes
Our deepest sympathy to you, Thorold and your family in the loss of John. He was a friend and co-worker to many of us at Hydro One. Please know how much we care and are thinking of you throughout this difficult time.