August 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Plousos on August 19, 2020 at the age of 93 of Covid-19. Beloved father of Mary-Anne (Peter), George (Martha) and Kathy (Sylvain), grandfather of Jonas (Amanda) and great-grandfather of Camden. You are forever in our hearts and we will continue to cherish all of our wonderful memories of loving times together.

A life lived fully and well. Curious, innovative and unstoppable, it required a pandemic to bring our father’s life to a close.

A special thank you to dad’s second family, the Rolls Royce Retirees. Most especially Ron & Barbara and “The Cowboy” & Judith. He cherished your friendship.

Due to the pandemic, a celebration of our father’s life will be held at a later date.

The family welcomes the sharing of your memories of our father on this website.

Due to the pandemic, a celebration of our father's life will be held at a later date


16 responses

  1. michel dandurand

    August 24, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    To Kathy,my sincere sympathies in the loss of your father.

  2. Charlene O'Connor

    August 25, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Condolences on your loss. John was always an enthusiastic attendee at RRC Retirees events, he rarely missed one. We will miss him.

  3. Ken Hooton

    August 25, 2020 at 11:25 am

    So very sad to hear this news . John was a gentleman and always pleasant to be around. I will miss seeing him at the RRCC.

  4. Pete Kinsey

    August 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Please accept our sincere condolences.John was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed.Pete and Adrienne

  5. Dan Gelinas

    August 25, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    My condolences to the family.I knew John from RRC.Always a gentleman, may he rest in peace.

  6. Andrew MacGillivray

    August 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Hello, I remember your father very well. He was always in a good mood, and worked on the Vertical Turret Lathes at Rolls Royce. My deepest condolences for your loss.

  7. Bob Leech (R.R.C.)

    August 26, 2020 at 7:42 am

    John was a quiet, gentle, well respected man who will be missed by all who knew him. With deepest sympathy . Bob

  8. Warren Smith

    August 26, 2020 at 8:43 am

    My sincere condolences, John always smiled or laughed with us, I worked close by him for many years and enjoyed playing pool with him and other retirees, he will be missed , Warren

    • Helen Webster

      August 26, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      John made RR Retires bowling more fun. He was so friendly with everyone.

      John made RR Retirees bowling more enjoyable with his friendly jokes.7h

  9. Shahira Azmy

    August 27, 2020 at 11:24 am

    My deepest condolences to the family. I have worked with John for years, I passed him daily working in the machine shop going to or coming from the Laboratory. John always had a lovely smile and we always chatted and had laughs. He was always helpful. I was happy to see him when I retired at the retirees Christmas luncheon and retirees gatherings. Very lovely personality he will be greatly missed. Best wishes to his family and friends.
    Shahira Azmy

  10. Karen Howse

    August 29, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Dear Kathy and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Over the years, I enjoyed hearing about the adventurous way your positive, upbeat Dad lived his life. He was such a character, full of love and laughter, and I know that you will miss him very much.
    Sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.

  11. Lindsay Riddell

    September 3, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I had the pleasure of meeting John on several occasions for brief chats while delivering meals for the Meals-on-Wheels organization. I was fascinated with all of his photos and memorabilia that lined the walls of his home. I will miss him.

  12. Jeffrey D. Kruse

    September 3, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I will miss delivering meals to John. He was fun to talk with and I always left with instructions to eat his dessert first because it was the best .

  13. Anne Haselden

    September 15, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I’m so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. I’m in Apt. 202 and have been here for 15 years. I used to walk by his apartment and loved the smell of his pipe. When I would see him, I always asked him how he was doing, and he would answer “not bad for an old man”. It reminded me so much of my father. That’s what he would say. Thank you for leaving the notice by the elevator. Again- my sincerest condolences.

  14. Judith Leaper Lyons, President, Rolls-Royce Canada Retirees' Association

    September 23, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Mary-Anne, Kathy & George On behalf of the Rolls-Royce Canada Retirees’ Association and all our members, we would like to extend to your our sincere condolences. With his impish grin and the twinkle in his eyes, it was obvious to all that Jean greatly enjoyed our organization’s activities. He will be missed!

  15. Judith Leaper Lyons, President, Rolls-Royce Canada Retirees' Association

    September 23, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Mary-Anne, Kathy & George My apologies for misspelling John’s name. I would imagine, however, that your Dad is enjoying a chuckle at my expense.


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