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Remembering Josef  (John) Fleischmann

From: Ian Witherow

Being neighbours and friends across the road for over 30 years gave my wife and I lots of time to chat and call John and Veronica good friends. I personally went to T Cat hockey with John a lot of times and not just home games but we drove to many away games, especially playoff hockey. We will miss those precious times. We bought cars from John and had most of our cars serviced by Saugeen Motors. So we definitely have good memories that will not fade.

From: Family Schimpf

Our condolences to you Debbie and Susan and family; We all remember our visits to Tante Veronica and Onkel Josef and their hospitality and friendliness. And we will never forget all the happiness and laughs that we had when they visited us. Regina, Rolf + Magda, Heidi + Günter and Armin.

From: Julia & Peter Tam

The world is a sadder place. We did not know him for a long time but he always was kind and welcoming.


From: Beatrice and Raymond Gallant

So sorry for your loss Susan and also Jim, Marilyn and Joel. my thoughts are with you


From: Steve & Ginette Gallant-Xanthopoulos

So sorry for your lost. He will be missed. I have great memories of Opa John and enjoyed my first (& only) Brandy in his memory. Cherish the memories. Lots of Love the GalXan Family


From: Elizabeth

So sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing, he was such a lovely man, husband and Father and grandfather. He kept on going right till the end. Sending you a big Isle of Wight Hug, Debbie Steven and Susan. Keeping you in my prayers at this difficult time xxx Lots of Love Cousin Elizabeth and Family

From: Bill & Debbie (Weis) Eidt

Our deepest condolences to the family of John. Although we only met John a few years ago, there is a deep family connection as John's family took over the garage from my grandparents when they came to Durham. I have since formed a friendship with John & Veronica's daughter, also Debbie, as the garage was the birthplace of both of us. I will miss hearing John's stories both of the garage history and of his life history. Rest In Peace, Josef. You deserve it.

From: Paul and Janette Kaufman

So sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of everyone during this time. Cherish the memories during this time. Paul and Janette


From: Joan Pegelo (MacLachlan)

Truly a man to be proud of. I always think of your family when I pass by the business on Main Street. In my thoughts at this time of his passing. Remember the good times and hold each other close.


From: Pat Mighton

Sincere sympathy Veronica, Debbie and Susan and family, John was a nice man always enjoyed talking to him and Veronica whenever we met.

From: Judy (Lucas) Demeter

Dear Mrs. Fleischmann, Debbie, Susie and family, My deepest condolences. I remember his gentle demeanour and kind smile; I always felt welcomed into your home. He was so proud of you all. You were Blessed. Hugs

From: John & Janet Moore

Condolences from the Moore family to Veronica and family.


From: Art McAfee and Barb Watson

Veronica, Debbie , Susan and families, we are very sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.


From: Pam and Danny Farrow

Debbie, Susan, Veronica. Such lovely memories I have of your quiet father, having spent so much time in your house in those wonderful growing up years. The day he carried me home after I had been struck by a thrown rock on our way home from school. The day he noted me singing the Ford jingle and the peculiar look on his face on hearing it. Remember the time, it was twilight, and we pretended to drive a new and luxurious Oldsmobile, 8 track tape playing big band, we were seeing the world in our eyes. Seems I never got in trouble for our antics but I think Debbie you might have :-) Truth is, much of his quiet words in the accent were lost on me and I thought him a bit of mystery. But we were always so welcome in your home, safe to misbehave in a safe place. I was lucky to grow up across the road from such a great household. My love to you all.


From: Janice, Tim Schutz

Veronica, Debbie and Susan. So sorry for your loss. John was a very gentle man. Cherish all those wonderful memories . He will be greatly missed . Hugs to you all.


From: Cheri Lew and Bill Caldwell

Sorry for your loss.


From: Ray and Donna Clark

At this sad time may you find comfort and strength in the knowledge that there are others who care about your loss and are remembering you. Our hearts go out to you. In deepest sympathy. Ray and Donna Clark


From: Angela Schenk

Veronica, Debbie and Susan, I was so sorry sorry to hear of the passing of John. Such a kind, quiet man, even when we were making too much noise playing Barbies. He gave me my first job doing inventory at the dealership and I remember many happy hours spent playing amongst the parts. Sending you all a warm hug, and sincere sympathy. Angela Clark


From: Dianne McEachnie

My sincere sympathies to John’s family.


From: Kerry (Dickson) Pratt

Debbie and Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know you will miss him greatly, cherish those fond memories, of which I'm sure you have lots of good ones. Sending hugs.


From: Barb & Cam McCracken

Thinking of you Veronica, Debbie & Susan . Our sincere sympathy.


From: Rosalie Hopkins

My deepest condolences to Veronica, Debbie and Susan. Your father was a pillar of our community and I remember him well. How lucky for you to have had him in your lives for such a long time. Rosalie


From: Angus & Karen MacMillan

Our sincere condolences to the Fleischmann family. John will be missed in the community.

From: Stephen Eadie

I was very sad to hear of the passing of John. I remember him fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Stephen and Lori Ann Eadie and family


From: Cheryl Hiltz

Deb, Susan, Mrs. Fleischmann and families, So sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Fleischmann. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many great memories of spending time at your home and Mr. Fleischmann was always very kind and welcoming in his quiet way.

From: Cheryl Reaburn

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. It didn’t matter where or when or how long it had been, when I would see your parents it was always nice to chat with them. I remember Ednamom buying cars from your Dad and she always spoke highly of him. Hugs to you.


From: Gord & Sheena Becker

So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad he sure will be missed. Always loved to hear his stories of the Huskies. Condolances to all the family.

From: Bruce Marshall

My condolences to his family , good man John. He would travel I remember wherever the Huskies where playing, later on the T Cats. Rest In Peace fine sir

From: Harvey & Brenda Maes
Please accept our sympathy on the passing of John.  Both Harvey and I purchased a few cars and trucks from John and we felt we where always treated fairly. Cherish your memories.  RIP John


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