John Robert Radforth passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, with family by his side, on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023.

Beloved husband of Raili Radforth. Dear father of Lisa, Tanya, and Tina. Loving Grandpa of Emma, Evan, Raija, and Daniel. Dear brother of Janice and her husband Gord Rempel. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The Memorial Service and Celebration of John’s Life will take place at St. James United Church, 24 Mary Street, Parry Sound, on Saturday, May 27th, at 11:40 A.M. Reception to follow. If you are unable to attend and wish to view service on-line, please email [email protected] to receive the link for the streaming of the Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The War Amps, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Bill and I are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with your whole family at this sad time. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to spend some time with John this past summer. Sincere condolences.

-Bill & Jenna Braun

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of John. John was a good and descent man. May the memories of his goodness and kindness be a source of comfort for the family in the months and years ahead.

-Philip van Diepen

John was a very kind man. I am happy to have gotten to know him since moving across the street 3 years ago. Raili and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

-Forrest and Cindy

So sorry to hear of your loss Tanya. My condolences to you and your family

-Lorraine Catt

I'm saddened to learn of John's passing. He was one of the nicest and one of my favourite people that I got to know while working at Uniroyal, Scandura, and Fenner. My condolences to his family and friends.

-Bert Schuh

My deepest sympathy to all of John's family. John was a honest genuinely good man and it was a privilege to get to know him while working at Parry Sound Home Hardware. It was during this period that one could see his dedication to his family and his steadfast belief in doing what was right. John you will be missed by many not just for your attention to detail but for being a truly good man
John McGarvey


So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a good friend to our dad, Bob Hawkins. Our sincerest condolences.
The Hawkins Family

-Sandra Villeneuve

So sorry to hear of Johns passing. To his family, we send our sincere condolences. John was a really great person. Willie always said, he was the best guy to have on your team. Theresa & Willie Speicher


We were shocked to receive this sad and unwelcome news. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Raili and family, thinking of you all at this difficult time.
I feel indebted to John and his parents Norman and Isobel who were responsible for me moving to Canada in 1967 for which I will always be grateful. John was a delight to work for/with and we had many great times and laughs during the summer of '67. He even spent Christmas in the UK with my family that year. Over the past 57 years we remained in contact across the miles and enjoyed many mutual updates.
A fine man who will be greatly missed.

-Ian & Cath White

We wish to say how sorry we are for your loss. Our condolences to you Raili and Tina, Tanya and Lisa
- Brenda and Mike Radforth, Andrea Hambley, Leslie Smith and Whitney Radforth

-Mike & Brenda Radforth

We are sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to your family.
John, being one of Mike’s few cousins, was a valuable link to Radforth history, and a pleasure to meet.
Deepest sympathy.

-Mike and Brenda Radforth