Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 78 years. John will be deeply missed by Diane O’Donnell his partner in life and business for 31 years. A very special thank you to his homecare nurses Joanne, Terri, Kaitland and the rest of his care team at the Northeast Cancer Centre for their professionalism and compassion. John’s family is very grateful for the wonderful support given by friends and neighbors especially throughout his illness. John, in all his eccentricity, was a very good and caring man. He would have done anything he could for any of his friends and acquaintances as well as for the good of his city and environment, he taught history for 39 years at Laurentian University and owned and managed the Black Cat Stores in downtown Sudbury for more than 30 years. In keeping with John’s wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Northern Cancer Foundation.