Fader, John O.

February 22, 1937 ~ July 22, 2020

FADER, John O. – With saddened hearts, the family of John Fader announces his passing on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the age of 83. Born at the family farm in Sombra Township on February 22, 1937 to parents Robert and Elsie (Wark) Fader. Cherished husband for 62 years to Miami (Yacks) and loving father of daughter Cindy (Gary) Kramer and son Mark. Treasured grandfather to John Paul Kramer. Brother of Marion Gander (Ronald), Mary Bas (Connie), Paul, Donna Henry (Russell) and Charley (Jeanne). John was close to his many sisters and brothers-in-law on Miami’s side of the family. He will be missed by his numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbours.

John retired after many years from a successful career as a management accountant with Dupont/Nova Chemicals, but always considered himself a farmer. This career combination meant that he always knew how many beans were in the field. He continued his accountancy work from home providing income tax services for family and friends for decades.

John had a passion for family, farming and playing and watching sports. His favourite teams were the Detroit Red Wings and the Cleveland Indians. This season, he especially missed coaching his teams in the Sarnia Senior Men’s Two-Pitch League. He was a volunteer with the Brigden Optimist Club and the Brigden Legion. For over 50 years, he volunteered at the Brigden Fair.

John was known for his kind heart and his good humour. This eternal optimist was loved by all who knew him.

The family would like to express gratitude to the many angels in nurses’ and doctors’ who cared for John. The VON nurses who visited John at home and the nurses and doctors at Bluewater Health were extraordinary.

Funeral Details
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of John’s life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations (cheques mailed to the Funeral Home) to VON Canada (www.von.ca/en/donate-now) or charity of your choice.

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  1. To the family and community. My condolences on your great loss. I only met John a few years ago after I took on the bookkeeping for Moore Union Cemetery. He was always so welcoming and he had great patience with me during our “mentoring” sessions. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Our condolences. John was a great guy loved his baseball. We are going to miss him at the ballpark whenever we can get together as a team.

  3. Condolences To all of John’s family .I did enjoy playing slow pitch with John’s team and got kick out of how he was always coaching and teasing us when we didn’t make the right play. John will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. Miami, Cindy and Family and Mark,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember John being quite a jokester, with a straight face, and can hear Miami saying “now John”! He was a great man.
    You all are in my thoughts.

  5. John was a great fan, coach, and ballplayer. Enjoyed our visits and games. So sorry for your loss – he will be missed.

  6. Miami, and family. So sorry to hear of Johns passing. May your memories give you comfort at this time.

  7. Dear Miami, Cindy, Mark and family. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We had many a laugh after ball games in the garage having a warm beer to cool down. We will miss his laugh.

  8. Miami,Cindy,Mark and family. Sorry to hear of Johns’ passing. he’ll be missed by all her knew him.
    Lawrence and Elaine Coleman

  9. Miami and family, LiZ and I are so sorry to hear of Johns passing.I will personally miss going down and joking around with him and maybe having the odd beer.He will be dearly missed by the whole community. Our sympathy is with you and yours

  10. Dear Miami,
    Will always remember the good ol’ days with you and John. He was a gentleman, and always gave a smile to those who knew him. I hope all the good memories will give you comfort.

  11. Miami and family So sorry to hear of John passing. I really enjoyed the many years playing two pitch with John. I’ll remember his quick wit and laugh at the games. He will be missed.

  12. We are sending our heartfelt sympathy to you Miami and Cindy and to rest of your family. John will truly be missed. Jim and Gwen McBean

  13. Miami & family, sorry to hear of the passing of John. Sending you our condolences at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
    Dorothy Pettit, Jane (Pettit) & Brian Racher

  14. So sorry to read of your loss Miami. John was a school mate and play chum in our younger years. More recently always enjoyed our visits when he did my parents income tax reports. A very smart individual and admired by many…..

  15. Sincere sympathy to Miami & family on your loss of John. It helps to remember the good times that you had together.
    Marie Sheppard

  16. Our sincerest condolences to Miami, Cindy, Mark & family. John will certainly be missed.

  17. Our prayers & condolences go out to the Fader & Kerwin family. I first met John 60+ years ago playing football at Petrolia High. We played ball on the same team & against each other for years. We always kept in touch, He will be sorely missed. R.I.P.John

  18. Thinking of you at this time of John’s passing and remembering when we were neighbours and used to see you a lot love and prayers to yous
    Love’s German Lou Anne McLachlan

  19. Miami, Cindy, Mark and family. So sorry for the loss of John. Thinking of him puts a smile on my face as I have fond memories as a kid hanging at your house and the ball diamond listening to his stories and always laughing. He was still that guy when I last saw him 10 years ago. Hugs to you all!

  20. So sorry to hear of John’s passing..he will be missed by so many…He was such gentle soul. Our hearts go out to you Miami, Cindy,Mark and John Paul…

  21. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to John’s family, our prayers are with you at this time.

  22. Cindy, Gary and JP, so sorry for your loss and sorry that we can’t be with you at this difficult time.

  23. Miami and family so sorry to hear of John’s passing our thoughts are with the family.

  24. Miami, please accept my sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband. May his memory be eternal.

  25. Our deepest condolences to the family! I used to visit John on a regular basis and enjoyed his friendship. As a neighbour he was always available for advice when asked. He will be missed on Boswell St and in Brigden everywhere!

  26. Brigden’s Mr. Baseball, his love for the game was infectious. Coach John always played to win (which he often did) with integrity and class, but most importantly, to have fun. Great memories, Going to miss you Coach

  27. Dear Aunt Miami, Cindy, Mark and family,
    Our deepest condolences. Uncle John will be missed.

  28. Dear Miami, Cindy and family and Mark,
    Our heartfelt sympathy for you. We are so grateful for the times we shared with John. He will be missed. In our prayers.
    Jack and Kathy McCallum and family

  29. Have known John for a long time always a sportsman always progressive. And always a winning attitude he will be greatly missed by all who knew him my deepest condolences to Miami,Cindy,and Mark and their families he blessed you all.

  30. So sorry for your loss Aunt Miami, Cindy, Gary, John Paul, & Mark Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you’s all Hugss 😪😪❤❤ The Good Lord has Called Home another Angel Spread your Wings an Fly High Uncle John an just think you can catch all them fly balls an Everyone is a WINNER I will miss you Growing up when I was a kid on the farm with you’s so many Memories trying to teach me to ride a cow an show me when yous killed your own cows , pigs , lambs on the farm May You R.I.P Uncle John love you an O ya maybe you can find my Red Shoes now lol 😪😪😂😂💖💖 Cheryl Ann

  31. Dear Aunt Miami, Cindy, Mark and family our deepest Condolences for you on the loss of Uncle John. My prayers go out to you at this time. RIP Uncle John

  32. So sorry to hear this news. I spent a lot of time with the whole family when I was young and John was always friendly, funny and an all around great dad. I remember a story about him shaking a bottle of salad dressing to mix it up before putting it on his salad, but didn’t realize the lid was already off! The family was laughing so hard they couldn’t tell him what was going on. Not sure who had to clean it all up! My sincere condolences to Cindy, Miami, Mark and family. Take care.

  33. Miami and family our deepest sympathies during this time of sorrow. May your memories of good times be with you all. I will always remember your great friendship with Uncle Jack & Aunt Bonnie Irwin, and the love of local sports/ ball games. So glad we had our visit about a year ago by chance in Pain Court. Good memories of a great guy. Sincere sympathies from us both.

  34. Miami – Mark – Cindy – Barb and I send our condolences our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

    Al and Barb Hayward

  35. Deepest Condolences to Miami, Cindy, Mark and family on the loss of Uncle John. I have lots of Great Memories of Uncle John, especially when I was a kid. RIP Uncle John

  36. Miami Cindy Mark….Our deepest condolences on the passing of John ..our thoughts and prayers are with all ..

  37. Miami, Mark, Cindy So sorry to hear of uncle’s John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  38. My thoughts and prayers are with you Miami, Cindy and Mark. I had many fond memories with Uncle John.

  39. Miami Cindy Mark and family so sorry for your loss. Brigden sure will miss seeing him around helping out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  40. Miami and family…my sincerest condolences on the passing of John. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May the memories help heal you hearts. Hugs Miam
    With Love, Brenda Dennis

  41. To the ENTIRE FADER family. So sorry to hear of John passing on. He was a man grounded in that community for a long time. SURELY he has left an impression in many lives. May comfort and strength keep you together.

  42. John always had a sense humor, i remember them being at Gladys and Geralds for supper and he wanted a piece of bread and no one heard him, so he threw his for and it stuck in the bread, so then he said in a loud voice…could someone pass me my fork…always a comedian, he will be truly missed, my prayers go out to Miami, Cindy and Mark

  43. To Mark and his family
    Sorry to hear of your Dad Husband passing away you all are in my thoughts and prayers hugs

  44. Miami, Cindy, Mark and Family
    So sorry to hear about John! Very generous guy! Glad we had a visit a couple of weeks ago.

  45. Miami..and families. My sincere sympathy with your loss of John.. He touched many lives through his journey and left memories for everyone to share..This is a gift to all who knew him .
    May you be surrounded with the love of family and friends at this time .Blessings
    Pat Dawson..(late Gerald Dawson)

  46. My deepest sympathy to the Fader/Yacks family. Especially to Cindy and Mark. RIP John. Hugs to all💕 God Bless

  47. Miami, Cindy, Mark, sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and hope that fond memories help you during this difficult time.

  48. Miami and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Hugs to you all.Remember the good memories .l remember the ball games he and Charlie played and having my income tax done and we got to visit.

  49. Miami, Cindy, Gary, John Paul and Mark. I will dearly miss John. He was a great friend and mentor. Memories last forever, cherish them. He will be missed. ❤

  50. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Miami and family. May wonderful memories warm your hearts and comfort you. Alan and Marie Stephenson

  51. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our families were great friends for many years. I will always remember John taking me driving when I was 16. He was calm and his advice was only “You really don’t have to drive that close behind cars!!!” That’s a good guy that takes his friend’s kid driving! Cathy and Bruce Stephens.

  52. Knew John and Miami as great neighbors and friends. Condolences to Mark and Cindy and all extended family

  53. My Prayers and Condolences to the Fader Family John was a great person and Coach and I enjoyed playing for Him for Many Years May God Bless and Comfort You at this time.

  54. Miami and Family: Thinking of all of you at this sad time. John was an awesome, friendly man. Always a smile for everyone. He will be missed, but always in your hearts. Roy and Joan Dewhirst

  55. My condolences to you aunt Miami, Cindy and Mark, lots of great memories of Uncle John. He will be missed.

  56. Miami, Cindy, Mark & family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hoping that you are comforted by your memories. Many of us have fond Memories of John doing our income tax or just chatting.

  57. So sorry for your loss Aunt Miami, Cindy, Gary, John Paul, & Mark! Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers! Truly another angel has got his wings! Hugs to you all!!

  58. Our Sympathy Miami to you and your family. John was a great guy and would do anything for you. He loved the pies I dropped off for you two. He will be sadly missed. Chuck & Betty Lauwereys

  59. My thoughts are with you all. I loved stopping to pick up my taxes or bumping into him in the community. John and I would talk for an hour or so. He was never short of words stories or laughs. He was truly one of the good ones. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.