John A. Anstett
John Anthony Anstett
  • 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. 

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 20th March 2016

"Happy Birthday Pop.
You are in my thoughts & heart today."

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 20th March 2016

"Good morning. Happy 93rd birthday Dad. I will have a shot of rum for you today.  Always on my heart. Missing you."

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 3rd January 2016

"Hey Pop,
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."

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 10th October 2015

"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."

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 21st June 2015

""Happy Father's Day Pop!""

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 21st June 2015

"Happy Father's Day, Dad, missing you, always in my heart."

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 19th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad, missing you each and every day!!
Love always Peter"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 3rd January 2015

"Dad, missing you each day. Hard to believe it's been 3 years already. Always in our hearts, FOREVER MISSED!!!! LOVED ALWAYS."

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 31st December 2014

"Happy Anniversary Dad and Laura. Missing you. Always in our hearts.
Love Peter"

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 14th June 2014

"Happy Father's Day Pop!"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 18th April 2014

"Hey Dad!, Just stoppin' by to wish you a Happy Easter.  Missing you every day!!"

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 20th March 2014

"Happy Birthday Pops!"

This tribute was added by Pat Anstett on 20th March 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad!"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 20th March 2014

"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!"

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 7th January 2014

"Hey Pop, do me a favour and wish Mother a happy 87th birthday!"

This tribute was added by Darlene (Hanley) Morgan on 7th January 2014

"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!"

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 3rd January 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 24th December 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Pat Anstett on 20th March 2013

"Remembering you Dad with laughter and smiles on this our special day together.
Love Pat, Steve, Jamie, Graham & Emma
XOXOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 20th March 2013

"Happy Birthday Pop.
Missing you, but remembering all the good times we had.
Love Paul"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 20th March 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 3rd January 2013

"Hey Pop,
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"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 31st December 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 18th June 2012

"Happy Father's Day Dad, Missing you each and every day.  You will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Pat and Larry Ferri-St.Louis on 21st March 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 20th March 2012

"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!!"

This tribute was added by Paul Anstett on 20th March 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY POP!"

This tribute was added by Pat Anstett on 20th March 2012

"On this our special day, Dad, you will forever be my mentor.  Happy spring!!  
Love Pat XXOO  :)"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 23rd January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 22nd January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 22nd January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by margie & alasdair henderson-cayley on 13th January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Joan Campbell on 10th January 2012

"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.
Joan Campbell"

This tribute was added by Adrian DeCoo on 10th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by deane luces on 8th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Deb Reddon on 7th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Nick & Anne Kraynack on 6th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Cathy Anstett on 6th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by James "Jamie" anstett on 5th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Janice Cosgrove and Ken Daer on 5th January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Adrienne Nestor on 5th January 2012

"Richard,
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,
Adrienne"

This tribute was added by Pat and Larry Ferri-St.Louis on 5th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Jack and Judy Jaques on 5th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Rosemary and Graham Haley on 5th January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Akbar Bashiri on 5th January 2012

"To the Anstett Family, my sincere condolences to you all."

This tribute was added by Brian Ayles on 5th January 2012

"So Sorry for your loss Dave, and the Anstett Family."

This tribute was added by MARY ALEXANDER on 5th January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by MARY ALEXANDER on 5th January 2012

"Gary & I send our sincere condolences to the Anstett Family on the loss of their loved one."

This tribute was added by Ed Anstett on 4th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Mary Lynne Anstett on 4th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Joyce And Dale Cracknell on 4th January 2012

"To Paul & Beth Anstett & Family

We are sorry to hear about your dad passing you are in our thoughts and prayers take care"

This tribute was added by John Anstett on 4th January 2012

"Dear grandpa
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"

This tribute was added by Gail Bond on 4th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Goderich Anstett on 4th January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Scott and Wendy Stafford on 4th January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Linda Kutche on 4th January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Peter Anstett on 4th January 2012

"Dear Dad,
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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