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John Gerrard Droog

John Gerrard Droog

March 22, 2022

John Gerrard Droog

DROOG, John Gerrard – Peacefully and surrounded by family at Strathcona Long Term Care on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Rose Droog (née Hoffman) for 59 years. Loving father of Catherine (Paul) Manion, Rosanne (Terry) Gordner, and Ken (Nancy) Droog. Cherished grandfather of Holly (Neil), Jeremy (Candice), Simon (Sara), Katlyn (Simon), Michael (Katelyn), Kim, and John and great-grandfather of Weston, Everleigh, Marshall, Tatum, Alex, Hailey, Hannah and Madison. Dear brother of Jack Droog, Cora Hill, Adrian (Sharon) Droog, Ted (Shirley) Droog, Janus (Joan) Droog, Arnold (Arita) Droog, Peter (Debbie) Droog; and brother-in-law of Christine Droog, Frank Todd, Edward Hoffman, Henry Hoffman, Catherine (Lloyd) Rachar, and Debbie Hoffman. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings: Nick Droog, Ann (Peter) Lucas, Truus Hoffman, and Mary Todd; sisters-in-law Marie Droog, and Mary Gunn; and brother-in-law Michael Hoffman.

The family would like to thank the staff at Strathcona Long Term Care for their dedication and compassion.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest, on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of Canada or St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


Holly, Neil and family, our sincere sympathy in the loss of your grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

— Wayne and Dianne MacDonald, March 27, 2022

Rose & Family, Sorry to hear of John's passing. Rembering all the good times and friendships, our prayers are with you.

— Ron Gardner, March 26, 2022

Rose,Cathy,Roseanne and Ken and families
Please accept our condolences on John's passing. May you cherish all the wonderful memories. Our families were so fortunate to have had so much growing up together .
Ron and Janice McGuire

— Ron & Janice McGuire, March 26, 2022

Our sincere heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We have good memories of John throughout the years as a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's of the Purification Church in Mount Forest. Many moons ago, when we were young couples out for fun on a Sat. night, Rose and John would invite us back to their home after a dance at St. Mary's, for midnight food. Wow, Rose made chicken wings with bread crumb coating and baked them in the oven. A real treat and good fellowship we remember to this day. In later years, his dear wife cared for him without a complaint. As you treasure your happy memories, hug often. May his Soul Rest in Peace. Prayers and sympathy, Bob and Mary McIntee

— Bob and Mary McIntee, March 26, 2022

My sincere sympathy to Rose and your family.
We did enjoy our exercise class together.
Thinking of you.

— Grace Copeland, March 25, 2022

Our Deepest heartfelt condolences to (Aunt) Rose and Family from Adrian Droog (Sharon), Nicholas Droog (Wilhelmina), My Dad still remembers the time they worked together at the Mount Forest Greenhouses when they were in their youth.
May God heal our hearts.

— Nicholas Droog, March 24, 2022

Rose, Cathy,Rose ,Ken and rest of family sorry to hear of the passing of John (dad). Our thoughts are with you.

— Karen Rave, March 24, 2022

To all the Droog family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of John, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

— Margaret Mary Tangney, March 24, 2022

Cathy Paul & Family...sincere condolences on the loss of your father...our thoughts & prayers are with you @ this difficult time.

— Brian & Marilynne Adams, March 24, 2022

Rose and family Our thoughts are with you.Remembering al the great times we had together

— Brian & Pat Pawliw, March 24, 2022

Our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Greg, Diane, Andrew, Cassandra, and Allison.

— Greg Droog, March 24, 2022

Aunt Rose, Cathy, Rosanne, Ken and family
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family’s at this time,Uncle John will be dearly missed by all.
Nick Hoffman

— NickHoffman, March 24, 2022

Our deepest sympathy Rose to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, March 23, 2022

Dear Rose, Catherine and family we are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

— Donna & Dave Meyer, March 23, 2022

Our sincerest condolences to Rose, Kathy and family, Roseanne and family. Rest in Peace and comfort John.

— Debbie &Peter Droog, March 23, 2022

There is no words ,that can be said to make all of you's to feel better. John was like out second father ,he was alwas there as we grew up.So many wonderful memories, Rose, Cathy, Roseann, and Kenny , hugs to all of you's. Please keep us posted.

— Mary Lou McLean, March 23, 2022

Kathy and Family,

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. Your parents were good neighbors for many years.

Peter & Lori Wells

— Peter Wells, March 23, 2022

So sorry for your loss. He was a fine man with a smile to light up a gloomy day. RIP John.

Trevor and Linda Bright, Waterloo.

— Trevor Bright, March 23, 2022

Our sincere condolences to all of John's family and friends
Joan & Erwin Arthur & Family

— Joan Arthur, March 23, 2022

I was deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. Dearest Rose and all family members, you have my most sincere condolences and sympathy. I'm heartbroken for you all and most definitely feel your pain.
Though it is of little solace right now, I have found the pain becomes more bearable as more time goes by. Hold on to the good memories of better days and may they bring you comfort and hopefully someday, joy. Hugs to you all.

— Deborah Lapping-Hoffman, March 23, 2022

Our sincere condolences to you, Rose, and to your family….thinking of you and hoping that memories of all the good times will help you all at this difficult time.

— Tracey and Marj Andrews, March 23, 2022

I am very sorry for your loss Aunt Rose
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 ❤

— Theresa, March 23, 2022

Rose and Family. So sorry to hear John has passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Pauline and Verne Mills, March 23, 2022

We're saddened to learn of John's passing. Our sincere condolences to all his family and friends at this difficult time. Bill & Diane Dineen and Leonard Seifried.

— Bill Dineen, March 23, 2022

Aunt Rose, Cathy,Roseann, and families I am sorry for your loss. I know Uncle Hohn will be greatly missed.

— Joan Mallyon, March 23, 2022

My deepest sympathies to Ted & Shirley, Cathy & Paul and the entire Droog family.

— Danielle Thoms, March 23, 2022

So very sorry for your loss
Derek & Trish Moore

— Trish Moore, March 23, 2022

On behalf of the Newbrough family, we send our sincere condolences to your family. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with your husband, father and grandfather.

— Maureen and Scott Newbrough, March 23, 2022

Rose & Family , sorry to hear of John's passing . May God wrap his arms around you with love & light to see you through such a difficult time 🙏

— Sandy (Thompson) Smith, March 23, 2022

Elizabeth, Dave and I would like to send our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great man. We will always remember his gardening expertise and his wonderful stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rose and the entire family. ❤❤

— Monica McLean Pyke, March 23, 2022

We are sorry for your loss

— Cathy and Frank Higdon, March 23, 2022

I am so sorry to all of the family. He was always so plesent when visiting the farm. My son will always remember him showing him all the animal tracks, dens and animal waste to know what animals were there at the farm. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Stephanie Warner and family

— Stephanie Warner, March 23, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rose. John was a wonderful man.

— Sam Schildt, March 23, 2022

Contact Info

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