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John Mayhew

John Rutherford Mayhew

Monday, May 21st, 1934 - Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Mayhew; John Rutherford May 21, 1934 - Dec. 2, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Mayhew.
He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
John is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Joyce Mayhew, his children Virginia Mayhew (Greg Millard) Janet Hendrikse (Jan Hendrikse) and his grandchildren Connor, Claire, Emma and Jan Douglas. Dear brother to Peter Mayhew of Christchurch New Zealand.

John was a Jeweller/ Gemologist and opened Mayhew Jewellers in Kingston in 1960. In 1996 he took over his father’s long-standing jewellery business in Napanee and ran it until retirement in 2010.

John devoted many decades of service to Kingston Kinsmen and Senators. He was associated with the Kingston Rotary Club and in later years became a member of the Napanee Rotary Club. He was known for his commitment to giving back to his community. Through his involvement with Rotary, he helped to initiate the Rankin Inlet project and was instrumental in sending backpacks loaded with supplies for young people in this Northern community.

John was known for his generosity and kindness and always had a big smile when he greeted people. He had a humour filled nature and he usually had a good joke or a story.

John was an avid sailor. He also enjoyed skiing, curling, Scottish country dancing and travelling. Above all, John treasured his time with his family.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 1:00-4:00, at the University Club-168 Stuart Street Kingston ON. Words of remembrance will begin at 1:45.

Interment to take place at Riverside Cemetery in Napanee on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 2:00.

Friends desiring, may contribute to the Rotary Club of Napanee, Rankin Inlet project.
Arrangements in the care of Wartman Funeral Home, Kingston Chapel.
On-line condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wartman Funeral Home "Kingston Chapel"
    980 Collins Bay Rd
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  • Interment

    Riverside Cemetery, Napanee
    326 Church St
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  • Reception

    Wartman Funeral Home "Kingston Chapel"
    980 Collins Bay Rd
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Posted at 04:44pm
So sad and sorry to hear of the passing of our dear John. I am so thankful that I spent time with him and Joyce a couple of months ago. Precious memories.
Sending all our love and thoughts to you all over the coming days and weeks.
Harris family, Christchurch New Zealand.

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