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David McGregor

David McGregor

February 13, 2012

David McGregor
McGregor, Jack; at Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Monday February 13, 2012. David John'Jack' McGregor of Mount Forest in his 85th year. Survived by his sweetheart Peggy, his wife of nearly 60 years. Lovingly remembered by his daughters Susan and her husband Richard Hunter of Peterborough, Lynn and her husband Mike Reeves of Mount Forest and Laurie and her husband Larry Williamson of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of Barbara and her husband Mark Van der Sluis, Lauren Hunter and Matthew Hunter, Jaclyn and her husband Kevin Aitken, Megan and her fiancée Shawn Sinnamon, Sean Reeves and his friend Lina Dam, Janessa Williamson and her friend Phill Pearson and Katie Williamson. Special Great Papa to Dylyn, Nolan and Liam Aitken and Addison and Rebecca Van der Sluis. Survived by his sisters Helen Calhoun, Verna and husband Andy Cormack, Enid Fenton, Vivian McGregor and Connie Mayjere, brother Jim McGregor and wife Jean and brother-in-law Glen Sawyer and his wife Sandra. Predeceased by his parents David and Annie McGregor and his in-laws Alfred and Myrtle Sawyer, sisters Dorothy and husband Lawrence Ellis, Francis and her husband Stuart Webb, Jean and her husband John Cobean, brother Duncan and wife Betty, brothers-in-law Willard Calhoun and Peter Fenton, sister-in-law Lenore McGregor. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. A Masonic Lodge Service will be held on Friday evening at 6:30p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church on Saturday February 18th at 11:00a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Mount Forest United Church or to Cancer Patient Services would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.englandfuneralhome.com


Hi Peggy, Susan, Lynn,Laurie and families. So sorry to hear about Uncle Jack. We always enjoyed our family visits so much and he definitely made wonderful lasting memories for all of us. I fondly remember hearing his laugh and voice, it always brings a smile to my face. My kids even remember the fun we had playing cards with the two of you in Florida. Mom kept us up to date everytime she talked or visited. She always said he was so positive even though she knew he was struggling. Take care. I have been thinking of you every day since we heard the news. I know you have many wonderful memories to try to focus on that will hopefully ease the hurt. Love Cheryl, Kristy and Derek

— Cheryl, Kristy and Derek VandeGraft, March 2, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss, David will visit you in your dreams and will be watching over you from up above. Brenda Smith La Rose

— Brenda Smith, March 2, 2012

Dear Peggy and family: We did not know of Jack's death until to-day when we found out on the Internet. We are in Florida at Jean's brother's house. We both have fond memories of Jack--curling, political discussions, the student trip to Ottawa. It is always sad to lose one of the good guys. Our condolences to all of you. Doug and Jean

— Doug and Jean Leiper, February 21, 2012

Peggy and family, Greg and I were both so sad to hear of Jack's passing. Greg enjoyed working with Jack at the lumber yard, and remembers Jack fondly. I always enjoyed our get togethers at the Bank when I worked in Mount Forest. Jack's humour and kindness always left me with a smile, and our conversations always included many topics! Hold your memories close to your heart. He loved you dearly, which was very evident!

— Vickie Mighton, February 21, 2012

Susan Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family in this very difficult time. Please offer out sympathies to your Mom and your sisters on our behalf and also to Lauren and Matt- I know how special their grand father was to them- He was indeed a special person. Rip & MF

— Rip & Marir-France, February 19, 2012

To Peggy and family My sincere sympathy to Peggy in the loss of a dear husband Jack. I remember Peggy living with my parents when she worked at Bell Telephone in Walkerton. Cherish the memories you had as a family.

— Al and Rosemary [Oberle] Beange, February 19, 2012

Peggy and family - we are so sorry to here of the passing of Jack. Please accept our sincere condolences in this difficult time. We and our family have many fond memories of Jack through Kinsmen, K-40, the United Church and work. Sincerely Jim, Mary Lou, Jamie, Chris and Lauren

— Jim and Mary Lou Fairles and Family, February 19, 2012

Dear Peggy,Laurie and family. Was so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I have many fond memories of the days when I lived with my grandparents George and Margaret Murphy. I paid many visits to mr macgregor and although probably quite a pest he always made time for me. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Monica MacDonald aka Mudhead as jack called me

— Monica Macdonald, February 19, 2012

Peggy,Susan,Lynn and Laurie, We were so sorry to hear about Jack passing. Myself as a child so many memories visiting with my parents at your house, and of course going to school with Lynn and Laurie. And later at the Curling Club, Tom and I always enjoyed Jack's stories and his wonderful smile. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tom and Lee Matthieu (Barton)

— Tom and Lee Matthieu, February 18, 2012

Peggy and family: We were sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He always had time to chat in that friendly manner of his and will be sorely missed by many! Please know we are thinking of you at this sad time. Doug & Joan Woods

— Doug and Joan Woods, February 18, 2012

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all today. Steve

— Steve Staples, February 18, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Barry, Thelma, Cody, Kaillie & Shannon Rawn

— Barry & Thelma Rawn, February 17, 2012

Dear Peggy, Susan, Lynne and Laurie and families. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Jack was a special man who always had time for a chat and amusing story. He will be sadly missed. He lives on in your memories and in your heart and may that bring you comfort and smiles of happier times. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the services, but know that our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Patti-Jo McLellan & Jim Shaw

— Patti-Jo McLellan Shaw, February 17, 2012

Lauren and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I know personally how difficult this time can be. I hope the happy memories are some comfort to you all. All our love, Bonnie and Ryan

— Bonnie Kirkwood-Murphy and Ryan Murphy, February 17, 2012

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

— Lori and John Roefs, February 17, 2012

Dear Peggy & family, We are sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Blaine has many fond memories of Jack from when they worked together at the lumber yard...he was a wonderful person and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

— Blaine and Deby Ferguson, February 17, 2012

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Jack. Please know you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

— Shelley and Brian Schmidt and Family, February 17, 2012

To Peggy, Susan, Lynn, Laurie, loving spouses and Families: My sincere thoughts are with you at this sad time. Jack loved life. Jack loved people. Always had time to stop and visit. Peggy, you and Jack were such a great couple.

— Marilyn MacCannell, February 16, 2012

Peggy and Family: Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. We well remember the card games in Florida, at Helen's place. Our deepest sympathy. We are in Florida and unable to be with you. Ron and Marlene Calhoun

— Ron and Marlene Calhoun, February 16, 2012

Peggy, Sue, Lynn and Laurie. I was truly saddened to learn of the passing of Jack. So many fond memories of him, Gobles Grove (Suites Me), the Sunoco station, and our family trip to the CNE. My mother, Jo, continues to do well in Parry Sound and I and Janet have been here in Kingston for 40 years plus. We have our elder, Jessica - an investment banker, in Toronto and our younger child, Alison, works in New York City as a photographic art appraiser. We are all well and wish the same for you and yours. If ever in the Kingston area, please stop in... Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. Peter Kennedy 147 Churchill Cr. Kingston, Ontario K7L 4N3 613 549 4088

— Peter & Janet Kennedy, February 16, 2012

Peggy and Family, so sorry to hear of Jack's passing, he was one of Paisley's finest, I can still hear his stories and great laugh as I pass the Old Sunoco Station. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

— Bob and Mary Cottrill, February 16, 2012

Peggy & Family: Our hearts are with you doing this sad time. I remember Jack very well when I was a young guy walking passed your house as he always had something to say and I also enjoyed his company in the Kinsmen Club. Gary & Carol, Calgary AB

— Gary & Carol Walsh, February 16, 2012

Jack was a wonderful neighbour to us for almost 20 years, and to Rick's parents George and Margaret Vaine for many years as well. We'll miss his laughter, the twinkle in his eye, and his sharing of all the important "happenings" in the neighbourhood. The Liberal Party lost a valuable member.

— Laura Douglas & Rick Vaine, February 16, 2012

McGregor Family: We are so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. I remember when you moved to Mount Forest and that was a few years ago. What wonderful times at the curling rink and Jack's wonderful singing voice. He will be missed by all.

— Terry & Heather (Landgon) Small, February 16, 2012

Peggy, Susan, Lynn, Laurie and families Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. May peace be with you.

— Jim & Lynda Hunter, Betty Hunter, February 16, 2012

Peggy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Gord and Kathy Calder, February 16, 2012

Hi Peggy, Iona & I were sad to hear about Jack who will be missed by all. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time.

— Bob & Iona McClure, February 16, 2012

Dear Peggy, Was so sorry to hear from McIntees that Jack had passed away. You were both such wonderful neighbours to my parents and they were so fond of you both. Art and I plan to be in Mount Forest just after the long weekend in May and will surely come to see you at that time. meanwhile our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Louise ( Murphy) Peach

— Louise ( Murphy) Peach, February 15, 2012

Dear Peggy:Our condolences to you and your family. Jack was such a great friend and constant support in barbershop and the church choir. He was always there with words of encouragement and loved his church,and Mount Forest. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Neville and Janet Leake

— Neville and Janet Leake, February 15, 2012

Peggy,Sue,Lynn,Laurie & families, I was so sorry to read about Jack's passing. He was a lovely man. I remember his wonderful sense of humour and twinkle in his eye. He was a perfect soulmate for Peggy and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. My condolences to you all.

— Ros Hood-Morris, February 15, 2012

Peggy & Family We are sorry to hear about Jack. We know he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Sincere sympathy is extended.

— Carm & Florence Noble, February 15, 2012

Mrs. McGregor and family...Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.

— Lorrie (Adams) Hopf, February 15, 2012

Peggy,Sue,Lynn,Laurie & families...We're so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. What a pleasure it was to have known him.Wonderful sense of humour,great family man,and a dear friend to my parents.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.( I wonder if the boys have had that curling game yet,or perhaps sitting down for a game of euchre and rekindling great years of friendship )

— Sherry Dorey & John Robertson, February 15, 2012

Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Dad so enjoyed being in Barbershoppers and the church choir with Jack. He was a great gentleman and I know you will miss him very much.

— Ruth Mather Halford, February 15, 2012

Gary and I met Jack at the curling rink in the 80s He was one of the experienced curlers and he and Peggy took us under their wing to show us the ropes Always smiling, always full of fun we had so many great times and laughs....lots of laughs Lucky to have known him, Peggy and family we send love and deepest sympathy

— Gary and Marg Daniels, February 15, 2012

Peggy and family You have lost a wonderful man with the friendly smile. Cherish your memories.

— Alvin and Joan Eccles, February 14, 2012

Peggy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as our sincere sympathies at this time.

— les & virginia byers, February 14, 2012

Peggy, Sue, Lynn, Laurie and families....our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa. I always enjoyed seeing your mom and dad sitting on the porch when I would be walking Dawson. I think your dad liked my dog as well as he used to comment what a smart little dog he was. Although I don't think Dawson thought that when he would always bark at him. Missed that when they moved away. Hold your memories close to your hearts.

— Norm & Janet Freiburger, February 14, 2012

Peggy, Lynn and familes, I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with your family. I will always remember Jacks incredible smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

— Mary Tighe, February 14, 2012

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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