In Memory of

John Eidt



A Celebration of John's life will be held on January 6, 2019 at 2 pm at the Boulevard Club in Toronto

Eidt, John Wilfred Stephen.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce John’s passing on December 17th, 2018. After a brief and courageous struggle with cancer, John passed peacefully at his home in Tottenham Ontario with family by his side. Born September 12, 1942 in Chatham Ontario to parents Fred and Dorothy (Pugh) Eidt. John is dearly missed by his wife Jane Lind and children Robert (Eryn), Stephen, Mindy, John, Ian (Kelly), Tim and grandchildren Thomas, Lauren, Rachel, Kyle, Adam, Kennedy, Campbell, Callaghan and Jack. John is also survived by his loving sister Eleonore Edmunds and her children Mark, Scott, Todd and Kelly.John spent his formative years in Merlin Ontario where he excelled in academics and track and field. John went on to graduate from OAC University of Guelph and completed his MBA at the University of Toronto where he holds the distinction of finishing in 1 year. John enjoyed a career in Finance, working for a handful of Bay Street’s more prestigious firms, where he was known for his analytical and innovative thinking. John was generous and charitable by nature, and enjoyed giving back to the community through volunteering for organizations like Habitat for Humanity. John lived every day to its fullest. He enjoyed travel, meeting new people and building many lifelong friendships. He was an avid reader and accomplished golfer, fisherman and trap shooter. John, Jane and their loyal dog Par were fortunate to spend their winter months in Naples Florida amongst some of their most cherished friends. John had a wonderful sense of humour and loved making people laugh. He was loving, compassionate, caring, generous and driven.  The family wishes to express our gratitude to St. Elizabeth Health Care for the comfort and support they provided over the final few months of his life. A Celebration of John’s life will be held on January 6, 2019 at 2 pm at the Boulevard Club in Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity ( Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, 905-936-3477.

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Memorial Tribute

“John Eidt”
  1. Rayna Jolley wrote:

    You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

    So many memories, so many years gone by.

    Wishing you easier days ahead.

  2. David Enns wrote:

    Dear Jane,

    My deepest condolences to you and family. John and I were fellow classmates at U of G (class of ’66 OAC) and we shared many memories of college life. Enjoyed our alumni reunions over the years.

    Sincerely, David

  3. Jan and Ron wrote:

    We are thinking of you at this sad time and remembering John with love and laughter. Look forward to seeing you here in Naples and a celebration of John’s life.
    Much love, Jan and Ron

  4. Christine Sinclair wrote:

    Jane please know that you are in my thoughts. My heartfelt sympathies to you for the loss of John.
    Love Christine

  5. Carole and Dick Capling wrote:

    Dear Jane and family
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Carole and Dick Capling

  6. Rob and Joanne MacKenzie wrote:

    Dear Jane,
    We were very saddened to learn of John’s passing. He was always fun, kind and great company, on and off the golf course.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Rob and Joanne

  7. Ken & Eleanor Stevenson wrote:

    Jane & family. We knew the Eidt family and remember John as he was growing up in Merlin. John’s parents Fred & Dorothy were an important part of the Merlin Community for many years. Fred taught us and was the principal at Merlin District High School when we attended in the 1950’s. We remember Dorothy and her talent as a pianist. John’s sister Elenore was a year ahead of us in school. We are also thinking of Elenore and her family. John obviously had a very successful career and his parents would have been very proud of him.

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