- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 20, 1923
- Place of birth:
Walkerton, Ontario, Canada
- Date of passing: Jan 3, 2012
- Place of passing:
Clinton, Ontario, Canada
|Let the memory of John (Jack) Anstett be with us forever! If anyone has any stories or more pictures of John, please feel free to add them to his memorial. Thank you. I Love you Dad! Peter|
Peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital on Tuesday January 3, 2012 Mr. John Anthony Anstett of Clinton in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Laura Schultz-Anstett (2006) and the late Irene (McManamy) Anstett (1975). Loving father and father-in-law of John and Anna Anstett of Calgary, David and Nancy Anstett of Clinton, Paul and Beth Anstett, Michael and Bev Anstett all of Exeter, Patricia Anstett and Steve Woodhouse of Collingwood, Cathy Anstett and David Stott of Stratford, Peter and Maureen Anstett of Windsor, Bernie Schultz, Beverley Savelle both of Stratford and Bonnie Royal of Clinton. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Julie Ann and Gyula Danka, John Bradley, Amanda, Nicole, Danielle, Brenna, Jared, Taryn, Matthew and Colleen, Nicholas, Justin, Jamie and Karen, Graham, Emma, Kevin and Victoria, Andrew and Liz, Jordan, Tanner Schultz, Jan and Rick Ballantyne, Jim Savelle, Christa Royal and Nathan Blight, and Heather Royal and Mark Livermore and by 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rita Kieffer and Mary Reddon both of Walkerton, Edward and Mary Anstett of Brantford and Ray Anstett of Seaforth. Predeceased by one infant son Wayne Stephen (1957), one sister Betty Goetz and by six brothers Marcel, Gerald, Frank, Wilfred, Vic and James Anstett. John was a veteran of WW II having served overseas in the Canadian Army and will remembered by many as a businessman operating Anstett Jewellers. At John's request cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd.- Clinton Chapel 153 High Street, Clinton on Friday January 6, 2012 from 12 noon until time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. Interment of ashes at Clinton Cemetery. All are invited to a reception at the Clinton Legion , 95 Kirk Street , Clinton following the memorial service. Donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A memorial service by the Royal Canadian Legion Clinton Branch No. 140 will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:30 a.m.
"Happy Birthday Pop.
You are in my thoughts & heart today."
"Good morning. Happy 93rd birthday Dad. I will have a shot of rum for you today. Always on my heart. Missing you."
You were in my thoughts again today. Well pretty much every day. Hard to believe 4 years have passed. Keeping your memory close. You still make me smile! Thanks Pop."
"Another thanksgiving weekend, thinking of you Dad! A place setting will be here for you always, as is an extra piece of pie and ice cream!
Love you dad."
""Happy Father's Day Pop!""
"Happy Father's Day, Dad, missing you, always in my heart."
"Happy Birthday Dad, missing you each and every day!!
Love always Peter"
"Dad, missing you each day. Hard to believe it's been 3 years already. Always in our hearts, FOREVER MISSED!!!! LOVED ALWAYS."
"Happy Anniversary Dad and Laura. Missing you. Always in our hearts.
"Happy Father's Day Pop!"
"Hey Dad!, Just stoppin' by to wish you a Happy Easter. Missing you every day!!"
"Happy Birthday Pops!"
"Happy Birthday Dad!"
"Happy Birthday Dad! Missing you wherever I am in the world. Today it's Victoria, BC. I am sure you are getting lots of hugs and kisses from the girls today!"
"Hey Pop, do me a favour and wish Mother a happy 87th birthday!"
"I will NEVER forget the day John came into the bank with an air horn and he let it go, scared the livin' bejeepers out of me... the look on his face was priceless, laughing like crazy, he thought it was so funny and all I could do is laugh. He was always happy and smiling, will never forget him!"
"Well Pop, 2 years ago you took on a new journey. Hope you are behaving? LOL Miss your physical presence but your memories are still vivid and make me smile everyday. Thanks Pop."
"Well Dad, its been almost two years since you have joined up with mom and Laura. I am sure you are doing well. We all miss you. Have a good Christmas. Love you always. Peter and Maureen"
"Remembering you Dad with laughter and smiles on this our special day together.
Love Pat, Steve, Jamie, Graham & Emma
"Happy Birthday Pop.
Missing you, but remembering all the good times we had.
"Happy 90th Birthday Dad,
Too bad you can't be here for your celebration. We all miss you very much. Today is a day we who hold you in our hearts will remember you.
Love always Peter."
Well it's been a year now since you went to join Mom & Laura. Thank you for all the great memories as they have carried me through the whole year. I still miss your physical presence but appreciate the short time we had together. Take care Pop. Love Paul"
"Today Dad, its your Wedding Anniversary with Laura! We dearly miss you both. I can't believe its been almost a year since you were taken back to be with Irene and Laura. Just to let you know we love you always. Peter & Maureen."
"Happy Father's Day Dad, Missing you each and every day. You will always be in my heart."
"John, Happy Birthday
Both You and Laura always gave me a piece of your heart while we where in Florida ..John hugs and Kisses always from you and Laura many of her books and always her scent that will be remember
Love Pat and Larry xox"
"You have been on my mind all day long Dad! Happy Birthday, hope your whipping up a storm with Mom and Laura! Tear up that dance floor! I will have a good drink to you tonight when I get home. Cheers!!"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY POP!"
"On this our special day, Dad, you will forever be my mentor. Happy spring!!
Love Pat XXOO :)"
"Lynn Saundercock Peck, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Anstett. As a young couple we purchased our engagement/wedding rings at his store in Clinton - 1970. Imagine being allowed to browse through many beautiful rings & stones up in his little office while he tended to his customers downstairs. Kind & patient! Our condolences are extended to his family & staff. R.I.P. xxx ooo"
"Elizabeth Robinson You were one in a million John! I'm so glad I got an opportunity to be a part of your legacy! I will always remember your songs and good sense of humor! You will be missed!
January 4 at 9:11pm"
"Mary Burton To all of John Anstett's family, we offer our sympathy in the passing of your father and grandfather. The pictures show him to be a good and colorful gentleman! Scott and Mary Burton
January 5 at 8:03pm · Like"
"We loved John. He was a good friend with a great sense of humour, a twinkle in his eye and always managed to make everyone laugh. We'll miss him dearly."
"Deepest Sympathy to the Anstett family. My sister, Helen worked in both the Clinton and Exeter stores. I have many fond memories of dropping into the store seeing Mr. Anstett, Bill, Ray and of course Helen.
"I was sincerely saddened to hear the news of John's passing. It still makes me smile when I think of working for him in my first job during the 60's. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn a lot of life's work lessons from such a great business role model. He taught me that trust, honesty and fun were the foundations business success. Thanks John. Adrian and Cathie"
"To the Anstett familes, our heartfelt sympathies for your great loss. John was a wonderful man who touched many people, my father being one of them. I know he put a smile on my Dad's face, made him laugh and kept him company in Florida as he was learning to live alone. My only regret is that they didn't have more time together. Rest in peace John Deane and Kevin Luces"
"To my Clinton Cousins, I'd like to express my sincere sympathy. It's been wonderful to see the pictures, down through the years, thanks for sharing, I remember my Uncle Jack as being very tolerant of all the chaos a "pack" of kids can create. He directed that energy into something usefel and that's a wonderful lesson. He left a big footprint. Hugs, your cousin Deb Reddon"
"Our sincere condolences to the Anstett family. John was a very special guy and we have so many wonderful memories of all the fun and crazy times we enjoyed with him and Laura. He will be greatly missed and always be in our hearts.
Nick & Anne Kraynack"
"Dear Dad, Today we will Celebrate Your Life.....Your entrepreneurial passion to succeed early in life was genuine, your charismatic approach and ability to energize everyone around you with your enthusiasm,allowed other to believe in you,trust and want to be influenced by you.I love you Dad and I am so proud of these beautiful gifts you shared,always and forever your one&only Butterballxxx"
"Dear Uncle Jack,
I will never forget the 10 years I spent in Clinton working at Anstett Jewellers and your support, you made me feel like a part of your family and was there for me when I needed you. You are always going to be a part of my life and I know my dad, Jim would say the same and is waiting up there for you. Jamie, Kathy and family"
"Our sincere condolences to all the Anstett family. John was a good neighbour of ours for many years. He had a great sense of humour and we had many laughs over the fence. He will be missed."
I am so sorry to hear about your father. Sending you and your family my thoughts and prayers during this horrible time. My dad passed away last year and I know how devastating what you're going through is...
With sympathy and love,
"John, I thank both you and Laura for including me in you Florida family.
There were many great parties,lots of good food and the privilege of meeting many of your combine family members . Will miss you a lot"
"John, Thank you for all the many fond memories with you and Laura and your family. You will be forever in our hearts. Thoughts of you can only bring a smile, remembering all the crazy and fun things we did together. Can just imagine all the hell you are raising up there with all your loved ones. Love you muchly, Jack and Judy"
"John ... fun, cheeky, naughty, smiling. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Fond memories, good times. Keep it up wherever you may be."
"To the Anstett Family, my sincere condolences to you all."
"So Sorry for your loss Dave, and the Anstett Family."
"NANCY & BUTCH MURNEY HAVE ASKED ME TO SEND THEIR SYMPATHIES TO THE ANSTETT FAMILY. wHAT THE REMEMBER IS JOHN BLOWING HIS HORN ALL THE WAY DOWN THE STREET TO SAY HIGH TO THE NEIGHBOURS."
"Gary & I send our sincere condolences to the Anstett Family on the loss of their loved one."
"Ed & I have wonderful memories of good times filled with fun as we travelled with John & Laura to Newfoundland, Western Canada, and spent time with them in Indian Creek in Florida. Lots of laughter and adventure and we always felt a special closeness to both John & Irene and John & Laura. We loved them and miss them. Ed & Mary Anstett"
"To my cousins and their families, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have very fond childhood memories of my Uncle Jack. Always a cheerful man with a big smile and a joke who took the time to make you feel special. He was a very special uncle to many!
Love, Mary Lynne"
"To Paul & Beth Anstett & Family
We are sorry to hear about your dad passing you are in our thoughts and prayers take care"
Im happy you are my grandfather i am also honored to share the same first and last name as you i will miss you greatly and you will forever be in my heart. love you very much"
"To all the Anstett Families
Our deepest condolences to all the families We will always cherish our time with John Boy . He was a fun loving man and we will all miss him.
May he rest in peace.
Larry and Gail Bond"
"The Anstett Jewellers staff of Goderich and London would like to extend their heartfelt sympathy on the passing of our founder John Anstett. Mr. A was a very special man to all of us, and treated us as a part of his extended family. He always had a big smile, big hug, and a joke for all to hear. He loved to make people laugh and warmed many hearts. He will be missed but always remembered."
"To the entire Anstett family: You have my sincere sympathy on the passing of John. I worked at Huronview and had the honour of being one of his caregivers. He was always a pleasure to deal with. May he rest in peace."
"My deepest and heartfelt sympathies are being sent to all of your families in this time of great sorrow. Although we never had the chance to meet, we are all family, and my husband and I share in your sadness. Cherish the memories of your Dad that bring you the most joy and continue to share them with your kids and grandkids . In sympathy, Eric and Linda (Anstett) Kutche"
Being with you along your journey in life has been an honour and privilege to be able to proudly call you my Father. All of our families experiences, trials and tribulations have at times been tough, but memorable. Your wisdom, patience and intelligence you passed on to all of our family members will forever be in our hearts."
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