John Roadhouse

A photo of John Roadhouse


Blenheim Legion
Friday September 8, 2017
2:00 p.m.

John Roadhouse passed away at home on Saturday September 2, 2017.  Born in Chatham 75 years ago to the late Jack (1996) and Ruth (2017) Roadhouse, John was well known in the Blenheim area.  He was proud of his sons David Roadhouse & Tiffenni Wilkinson of Etobicoke and Chris & Kelly Roadhouse of Toronto.  He was also the much loved brother of Anne & Don Gammage of Blenheim and uncle to a number of nieces and nephews.

John experienced life to the fullest.  He was a sports enthusiast, having a lifelong passion for golf and recent affinity for shuffleboard. He was a jack of all trades, having been in the Air Force, worked in a mine, sold cars and RV’s, and managed a garage/gas station. He was actively engaged in The Kinsmen Club and in politics as a reeve and councillor of Blenheim.  He sold real estate for a while and finished off his working life driving truck.  John was full of joy and made friends wherever he went.  He had an incredible gift to make people smile in nearly every encounter. Above all things he believed in family.  He was a great dad, son, brother and uncle.  He helped take care of his Mom up to her passing earlier in the summer.  He will be dearly missed.

Cremation will take place.  A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Blenheim Legion this Friday afternoon September 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Friends wishing to remember John with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.



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So sorry to hear about John, Between hanging out at the gas station and all his years with the Blades, he will be sorely missed. Chris VanNeck and family.

My sincere condolences,. I have some wonderful memories of moving into Section B in Wildwood Park, across from the Roadhouses and some great times he and my dad had. And a few visits to Blenheim when we lived in Michigan. He was full of laughter and good times. He will be missed.

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry I couldn't be there in person.

I have always enjoyed John's quick wit and humour and considered John a friend. We will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jerry and Jean De Bruyn

Sincere sympathy to John's family,and his sister Anne and Don.Many good chats with him over the years.

So sorry to Hear of the Passing of John he was truly a friend to all with a smile that would light a room

Sorry to learn of John's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Kent & Cheryl McNeill

So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a book of knowledge, enjoyed life and had a great sense of humor . Lots of golf played with the man . Our condolences to the family .

So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a book of knowledge, enjoyed life and had a great sense if humor . Lots of golf played with the man . Our condolences to the family .

I remember John mostly for his smile and friendly greetings. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Rev. Bruce cook

To all the family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of John. He will be missed in our small community....MAY HE REST IN PEACE . Shawn

Very sorry to hear this.

Ann and Don Thinking of you in this time of sorrow John will be missed

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Linda and Mike Lanz

Bill will miss seeing John at the Blades games and I remember talking to him every time he came to the factory. He was always cheerful and friendly. He will be missed.

Very sorry to hear of John's passing. Always knew John as a caring person to his family and community. His community presence will be missed. Thoughts and prays are with the family.

Dear Ann , Don and family, so sorry for your loss, I will miss the"hi cousin on Thursdays,May you feel the warmth of our Heavenly Father surround youCaptcha

So very sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful friend and neighbor to everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed by many.

Very Sorry

So very very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

My deepest sympathies to you all. Such a dear "adopted" brother who was always just an email or phone call away whenever I needed anything. Will miss his non-answers, sharing confidences, mora l support during difficult times, drives to the airport, dinners out , his role as Mr. Fix-it and so much more. I do know that there are a couple of Gary's welcoming him with open arms ready to tee off on the 19th hole. M.A. and family

Such a shock to hear of John's passing, today, at church. Cherish all the special times that you shared with him. Such a year for you all. Ted and Brenda

Roadhouse Family, Sincere condolences to you all in the passing of John. He was a very pleasant man, and always greeted you with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Peter & Linda Hebblethwaite. RIP John

We believe that never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint ion our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Our Sincere Smpathy

Our condolences on the passing of your brother John.our prayers are with you all Remember all the good things and cherish them in your hearts. Jacquie and Phil Johnson

My deepest sympathies to all the family on the passing of John, my good shuffleboard partner. To Anne and Don - I am terribly sorry, but my sister-in-law's mother passed away and the service and burial is also Friday afternoon. I apologize for not being able to attend, but rest assured I (like so many) will never forget John. Mike

Such sad news. We are very sorry for your loss. You will be kept in our thoughts and prayers. We know that John will be greatly missed.

To David , Chris, Anne and Don and families. We are so sad to hear of John's death. Please know that we are thinking of you all. Don and Anne Eastman

Our sincere sympathy to all the family. Dennis & Lynn Boylan

Anne, Don and family Our deepest sympathies on the passing of John! John will miss his Thursday morning breakfasts with John before shuffleboard in Chatham! Our prayers are with you all!

Dear Anne Don and family , my deepest sympathy in the loss of John, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time . Gods Blessings.

Anne, Don and family, so sad to hear about John! Hard to believe he is gone. He was such a soft spoken and kind man and will be missed by many. It's been a rough summer for you but brighter days ahead. George and Linda Paling

Ann, Don & family, my deepest sympathies in the loss of your brother John. I'll miss his smile. We usually bumped into each other in the grocery store. This is so soon after the loss of your Mom. Hang in there, surely there is better days ahead. Rose Clayton

Dear Ann and Don and Family: We wish to express our condolences at this very sad time for you. We hope that your grieving will soon pass and be replaced by many wonderful memories. We wish you well.

Anne & Don, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you. John will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Dear Anne Not a good year for you. My thoughts are with you and the family at again another sad time. Glenn

Sorry to hear about John .Prayers and Hugs xo

hiANNE AND DON my sincere sympathy and thoughts go out to youand yours on the passing ofjohn. ,