John Herbert Thomas

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THOMAS; John Herbert ~ It is with profound sadness that the family of John Thomas announce his passing on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the age of 78.  John is survived by lifelong sweetheart and beloved wife, Sharon Thomas; cherished daughters, Carrie (Lance) Sherk of Oakwood, Christine Thomas of Bowmanville, and Cindy (Roger) Gray of Port Hope; loving grandchildren, Jordan, Breanna, Lindsay, Courtney and Sheridan; and great-granddaughter, Aleah. He will be greatly missed by sister-in-law, Janice Drohan of Toronto.  John was a truly devoted family man with an enormous heart and genuine, easy manner. He was a gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humour and warm infectious smile. He was kind and generous and was always there to lend a helping hand. His comforting hugs will be greatly missed by all those who were close to him.  He was a 30-year veteran with the Toronto Fire Department and retired in 1997 (Freedom 55!). As well, he served for 3 years with the Canadian Forces. He was a man of many talents and enjoyed all manner of woodworking handyman pursuits and tending to his home property. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf with his firefighter buddies and other close friends.  John will be fondly remembered by his older brother, Norman (Peggy, late) of Barrie, and family, Mark (late), Jon, Scott, Norman, Laura, Michael and David.  He was predeceased by his parents, the late Harold and Evelyn Thomas of Highland Creek; and by his sister and brother-in-law and family, the late Shirley, Bill and David Smith of Brighton. Also, by parents-in-law, the late Clayton and Alma Schwalm of Lindsay; and brother-in-law and family, the late Bryce, Ryan and Randy Schwalm of Newmarket.  The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry and family doctor G. Mercer for making his last days as comfortable as possible.  If you wish, donations to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation, 451 Paxton Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1L9 towards the purchase of a CT Scanner, or other charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated.

Service Information

A Celebration of John’s Life will be later announced when Covid restrictions allow for the comfortable and safe gathering of family and friends. Online donations and condolences may be made at

Always Forever, My Heart My Life


You described him perfectly, I loved his easy going manner & laugh. He always made me feel welcomed. So very sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences , he will always be remembered and missed. Love to you and family Sher.

Marie Ridding (LeFebvre)

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family for this great loss. Though I did not know John; the words in the obituary express how much love he imparted in the family and what a wonderful person he was. May he rest in eternal peace.

Vishal Sharma

I met John when I started at Front St. As years went by I moved to Port Perry. John, Randy and I car pooled for quite some time. I will miss him. John was a great guy to work with.

David Mount

The Thomas family have been part of our lives for fifty years. We have enjoyed theatre,travel,golf and so many good times.John has always been an easygoing, kind,special friend...a true gentleman. He will be missed.

Linda&Gord McWilliams

John was a very kind and gentle soul. He always had a smile on his face. We bought our first house in Whitby and John and Sherry were our neighbors and our kids grew up together until they were teens. Cannot forget our card club. We have been doing that for well over 40 years and the same women from the same street where we all met. John will be truly missed.RIP

Randy & Joanne Lyon

Sherry my heart aches for you and your family . I pray that in time the memories of John and his kind wonderful spirit will help you in your grief . Memories of our cruises together will always be held my heart . John will Always be remembered and Always loved

Anne Summers