Edward "Papa Ted" Johns

27-Nov-1935 - 31-Mar-2018

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In Loving Memory


JOHNS, Edward “Papa Ted”

After a courageous battle with cancer, Ted’s suffering has ended. Passed away peacefully on March 31, 2018 in his 83rd year at Lakeridge Health Oshawa surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his mother Helen Kingston and stepfather Wilbur Kingston. Loving husband of Marion aka “The Caygeon Queen” as he affectionately referred to her. Caring father of Patti Collins, Paul (Melissa) and proud Papa of Taylor, Shane, Nicholas and Jordyn. He will be deeply missed by his sister Beverly Marner (Bill), Aunt Nonie, Bob and Doreen Brewster and his many close friends, acquaintances and all he crossed paths with throughout his journey. 

Ted was a lover of many things. He was an avid gardener and a self-proclaimed crokinole champion. He enjoyed playing golf in the Retired Men’s League and went to Myrtle Beach for many years with his friends. One of his most cherished memories is playing ball with the Gray Jays. 

Join the family at Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 21 Garrard Rd, Whitby, 289-278-3784 for Visitation on Tuesday April 3, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00pm and for Funeral Service on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 3:00pm, followed by interment and reception. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Salvation Army. Please share your memories and condolences in the guestbook above.

Edward "Papa Ted" Johns

God’s Garden
God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon His earth
And saw your tired face.
He put His arm around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw that the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace Be Thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone.
Part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

    Event Times:

    03-Apr-2018 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service

    Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

    Event Times:

    04-Apr-2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Interment

    Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

    Event Times:

    04-Apr-2018 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Reception

    Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

    Event Times:

    04-Apr-2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Posted by Elise and Warren Smuk | 06-Apr-2018

We are sending our sincere condolences to you Patti and your family. Our prayers are with you in the difficult time. God bless.

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Posted by Janet and Bill Peters-Varley | 04-Apr-2018

I am saddened to hear about the loss of my friendly neighbourhood gardener, friend, and all round great guy. My walks will not be the same without stopping to pass the time of day with Ed. His welcoming smile and conversations will be dearly missed. It was at those times that the rush of life slowed down and the sharing of stories took place. I learned about his family, his gardening and his hold on life. He was so happy to share is wife's lovely house decorating at Christmas - he invited me in to see ! He beamed with joy when telling me about his grandchildren's achievements and his last words to me were " I don't want to go" . I am so sorry that he is gone. My deepest condolences to Marion, Patti, Paul and all the family. Jan and Bill Varley

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