It is with heartfelt sadness we mourn the loss of our loved one John Edgar Diehl 1951-2023.
John courageously fought a lengthy battle with jawbone cancer and severe radiation complications. His quality of life fading, hope lost, he chose his death day. Surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home assisted by MAID, John departed with dignity to Rest in Peace.
Beloved soulmate to Sheila for 52 years. Live Laugh Love. Loving father of Chad Diehl (Kim) and Kelvin, Tynessa (Jason) Zimmerman, Katie and Sarah. Treasured loving Opa to Katie, Sarah and Kelvin, 3 wonderful grandchildren, his pride and joy.
Loved brother of Emma Catto and Paul Diehl. Cherished cousin to Ann Ede and Linda. Memorable travels with sister in law Jenny (Bob) Shaw.
Forever in our hearts.
John was a kind, adventurous man with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed meeting people and loved the great outdoors. At a young age he began developing his fishing skills to become a dedicated, experienced angler. He spent countless hours in his boat challenged by Lake Huron, determined to catch that trophy fish.
Larry, his fishing pal, your friendship was above and beyond. Thank you for taking him fishing during his illness. To all his friends and family who visited our home filling it with laughter and stories of fun past years. “Thank you for being my friend”
Sincere gratitude to the entire professional Medical Team and Mighton Funeral Home. You are very special people.
Cremation has taken place.
Dear Sheila, we were so very saddened to hear of John's passing. He was so positive and looking forward to more fishing trips.Our hearts go out to you and John's family. His heart and soul will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please take care of yourself and don't be afraid to call anytime. Deb & Bill Eidt- Bill & Debbie Eidt
Sheila and family, our condolences to you all. We will surely miss seeing John walking around the neighborhood with you and entering our backyard now and again to say hi and have a chat about fishing etc. He always had a big smile when we talked about fishing. Your neighbors, Seth & Anita Vandever ❤️- Anita Vandever
Sheila. I'm sorry for your loss. We never seemed to meet up after our initial meeting so many years ago. Reminiscing HDHS. Hooefully we can get a visit in next summer. Take care
My condolences to the Diehl family. Meet John in our early days, in Walkerton.
Public school where we became friends. Ran into him over the years at different times, always had a smile , and talked about our younger years. So sorry to hear what John had to deal with. RIP my friend.
Extending our sincere condolences to Sheila, Tynessa, Chad and family on John's passing. Thinking of you and we'll miss our update discussions at the grocery store.- Len & Sylvia Hagan
So sorry for your loss we sure enjoyed his help at Bill Zimmerman Christmas eve parties making our kids and grand kids Christmas on Christmas eve giving out gifts and having the kids have a evening with Santa......RIP
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .- Jeff and Mandi Porter
Dear Sheila and family, so sorry to hear of John's passing. I always enjoyed our chats when you and John popped into the store on your walks. He will be missed by many. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.- Sherie Thompson
I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. I sure had a lot of fun with him through work and of course the fishing.
My condolences Sheila and family
With deepest sympathy Sheila and family on the passing of John. Always a pleasure to meet you and John out for a walk and talk to. He will be missed . Thinking of you.
Gary and Aline Yost
Sheila Tynessa and Chad you are in our thoughts and prayers. Big hugs- Pat and Keith Weaver
So sorry to hear of Johnny's passing , missed our chats on the beach road.- Peter lambertus
Sheila and family, I am so sorry about John.
Thinking of you and sending hugs.
Sorry to hear, gonna miss seeing you out and about on my walks, you've been a nice friendly man since the day I met you in 1987 at Flemings construction, condolences to the whole family- bill mcdonald
Our hearts go out to you Tynessa and family. May your dad rest in peace.
I hope your fondest memories help heal you in the difficult days ahead.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Bonnie, Bill & Heather
My sympathy to you Sheila Chad and Tynessa in the passing of your husband and father
May the many thousands of memories of John comfort you and live on in your hearts today and Always!!!!
Sending my deepest sympathy to you and family- Wilma Munro
Sheila & Family
So sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May the memories comfort you.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Will miss his great smile. Rest easy John.- Judy Hopkins
To know him was to love him 💕- Janis and Dave
Sorry to hear of John's passing, always had a smile and a minute to chat whenever I would run into him.
Dear Sheila and family.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Sheila & Family:
I am very sorry for your loss. John was friendly and had a smile when I saw him walking with Sheila or at the store. Keep the memories close!
Dear Sheila and family
We were saddened to hear of John's passing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda & Ted Hunter
Our sympathy to your whole family from us. John was a very interesting and dynamic character with a great sense of humour. He will be missed by many.- Gib and Margo Haase
We exrend our seepest sympathy to you and yours Sheila. We will miss seeing you and John out for your walks. Cherish all your memories... Rest in peace John. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Pat Carmount and Kim Peter- patricia carmount
Dear Sheila and Family. We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing and our hearts go out to you to offer whatever comfort we can at a time so sad. We have missed seeing you and John out for your walks and have kept you both in our thoughts. Sending love and hugs to you all.
Sharon & Terry
Sheila and family. Our deepest condolences on John's passing. We hope that he is once more at peace enjoying the things he loved. I remember our Parents always sharing good times together. May memories of better times comfort you all.
Dear Sheila and family
I'm so sorry to hear about John's passing, he fought a hard battle. Hold all your wonderful memories close to your heart. Sincerely, Jane and Dennis
Sheila and family Thinking of you as you navigate the difficult days ahead .Lloyd and I have good memories of both the Diehl and Campbell families- Suzanne Hope
Sheila and Family
I worked with John at Bruce Power. We had a lot of fun and laughs. R.I.P John.
Our deep sympathy to all of you.
Dwight and Shirley Metcalfe
I am so sorry for your loss, and l am sure if
Lorne could understand he would feel the same, John will be missed by all.
My prayers are with you.
Sheila and family: We were saddened to learn of John's passing.
Our deepest condolences. We have many fond memories from our time as your neighbour. Tom and Barb Schellenberger
Sorry for your loss Sheila and family. We have great memories of you and John as neighbours. And fondly remember you and John out walking.Our thoughts and prayers are with you 💕- Bert& Judy Grove
Sheila and family, we were sad to hear of John's passing and hope your memories of all the happy years you had together help you through this difficult time.- Patricia Rutley
So sorry Sheila to hear this. He was always friendly and a joy to talk with. He will be missed,as I pass by your home and hollard, or honked, to say hello. My simypathy to you and your family.- Gerry Kueneman /Liz Kueneman
Will miss ya John. One of the good friends I was privileged to know.- Bruce Gateman
Sheila, Tynessa, Chad and families.
Will miss seeing and talking to you whenever we saw you. John always had a smile and kind word. Hugs and prayers. 🙏
Sheila and family.
Sorry to hear of John's passing. He always had a smile on his face and time to say hi!
Our deepest condolences
Lane and Joan Ward
Sheila and family, we are sending our sincere condolences to you. Treasure all the good memories.
Ken and Linda Roseborough
When I worked in Hanover It was always a pleasure to listen to John's wit and or wisdom. He will be sadly missed- Ken D Yost
Our Heart is with you Shelia and Family in the sadness of having to say good-bye 🙏🏼💕- Richard &Lynda Reger
Dear Sheila and family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending our heartfelt sympathy. RIP John.
Goldie & Sharon Tilker.
I am so so sorry to hear of John leaving us.. He is at peace now-no more pain.- Eleanor Lamont
We are saddened to hear of John's passing, Our deepest condolences.
Dennis & Gwen.
Our heartfelt sympathy Sheila to you & your family,May your wonderful memories give you comfort in the days to come.
Bob& Marg Burrell
So sorry to hear about John. Our deepest condolences. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.- John and Sally Kreller
I am so sorry to hear about John. I so hope he is at peace.If there is fish in heaven he will catch the big one.Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.- Wendy and Brian Mount
May John find peace and comfort. His gentle spirit will always be remembered.- Chuck & Vivian Niesen
Dear Sheila and all you family so sorry to read about John Sincere condolences to you Sheila and all your family- Judy (Allen)Murphy