Mr. Jean-Marie “John” Ethier died peacefully at the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the age of 91, following a courageous, three-year battle with cancer. Jean-Marie is survived by his wife Sylvianne Ethier; children Loretta Dumas (husband Brian), Jean-Marc Ethier (wife Melodee), Jeannette Sissons (husband Don), and grandchildren Darby Sissons, Braydon Sissons, Brianna Dumas, Regan Sissons, Michaela Ethier, and Matthew Ethier. Jean-Marie was born to Josephine (née Rousselle) and Adelmar (Daniel) Ethier in Warren, Ontario on December 4th, 1928 and grew up in the Sudbury Region. He developed wilderness skills and a life-long passion for the outdoors while working in Bush Camps with his father in his teens. He married Sylvianne Shank, the love of his life in 1962, and together raised three children. He had a 33-year career as a Miner at INCO and worked a trap line for most of that time, providing for his family while enjoying hunting and fishing pursuits with family and friends. Following his retirement in 1985, John turned his talented hands to creating rustic furniture and crafts and sold his wares at local craft shows and events. During winter months, John & Sylvianne made the annual excursion to Mexico, developing many friendships and memories over their 28 seasons in the Manzanillo area. John was much loved, and will be remembered for his generosity, compassion, acceptance and humour. Always engaging and pleasant, his friendships were true and life-long. Sylvianne would like to offer thanks to the care-givers and support workers – particularly Doris - for all the help through this difficult journey, and a very special thank you to Linda & Ron Poirier and Clairice Poirier for their generous assistance. At John’s request, no services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made directly to the Northern Cancer Foundation or Maison McCulloch Hospice are welcome.