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John F. Rau

RAU, John F. - Of Sparta passed away peacefully January 10 at home in his 70th year after a long battle with illness, his loving wife Nancy at his side.Father of Todd Rau (Val), Tim Rau (Carey), and Carrie Pryde (Margaret) and step-father to Sue Edmiston (Joe) and John McKittrick (Cynthia) and cherished Gramps to Jaime, Jeff, Elizabeth, Brooklyn, Nicole and Olivia. Survived by brother Joe Rau (Barb), sisters Marg DeBoer and Rose McMaster (Dave). Sister-in-law Kath Forrington, brothers-in-law Charles Low (Ellen), Bob Low (Ann), Jeff Low (Marg). John was an accomplished carpenter for 51 years and a custom cabinet maker for the past 30 years. He enjoyed gadgets, nice cars, and his beloved dog Zeus. John said recently "I've been to the fair and been on all of the rides, even had candy floss and now I"m on my way home." Cremation has taken place and as requested by John, there will be no service. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the chemo department at the STEGH. Donations can be made in John's memory to the Canadian Blood Services or your charity of choice. WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.13320795
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Posted by Michele and Rob Foster (Clients) On Tuesday, March 19, 2019
We apologize that this is late but wanted to express our condolences for John’s passing. He did all the cabinet work in our house from kitchen to bathrooms and they still look and work as good as if new. He was such a gregarious and fun guy and a pleasure to work with - I loved his deep voice and laugh! I think of him almost every time I open a cabinet door and see his John Rau name plate that covers the hinge attachment. A hard worker but always talked fondly of family. He will be missed.
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Posted by Jeannette Whilsmith (cousin) On Saturday, January 12, 2019
To John's siblings and his wife and children.

I am sorry to hear of John's passing. Our mother's were sisters. I want you to know I am thinking of you during this sad time.

Sincerely Jeannette Whilsmith (Jeffrey)

Posted by Elizabeth Devine (friend) On Saturday, January 12, 2019
Nancy, sorry to hear about John's least he won't be in any pain. I remember how diligently he worked to make Richard's cabinets just right to please him. He was a kind guy. Hope you are okay.
Posted by Robert floyd (Friend) On Saturday, January 12, 2019
My sympathy to the family, I enjoyed my relationship with John over the past several years.
Posted by Mike Defauw (Friend) On Friday, January 11, 2019
Will never forget you buddy. We had a lot of good times and great stories. I think I was on a couple of those rides with you.

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