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
  • 88 years old
  • Born on March 20, 1923 in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Passed away on January 3, 2012 in Clinton, Ontario, Canada.


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. 


Posted by Paul Anstett on March 21, 2019
Happy Heavenly Birthday Pop!
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 3, 2019
Missing you each and every day dad! Time flies!!
Posted by Peter Anstett on March 20, 2018
Happy 95th birthday today Dad. You're always in my heart, now that you can't be here in person.
Posted by Paul Anstett on March 20, 2018
Happy Birthday Pop!
Posted by Paul Anstett on January 3, 2018
Hey Pop, thinking of you today! 6 years have passed since you left us. You're always in my prayers. Cheers.
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 3, 2018
Gone but not forgotten. Missing you everyday dad.
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 3, 2017
Dad, it's been 5 years now, you will always be in my heart and thoughts. Missing your wisdom, wit and happiness. Love you always, your son, Peter
Posted by Peter Anstett on March 20, 2016
Good morning. Happy 93rd birthday Dad. I will have a shot of rum for you today. Always on my heart. Missing you.
Posted by Paul Anstett on March 20, 2016
Happy Birthday Pop.
You are in my thoughts & heart today.
Posted by Paul Anstett on January 3, 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.
Posted by Peter Anstett on October 10, 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.
Posted by Paul Anstett on June 21, 2015
"Happy Father's Day Pop!"
Posted by Peter Anstett on June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day, Dad, missing you, always in my heart.
Posted by Peter Anstett on March 19, 2015
Happy Birthday Dad, missing you each and every day!!
Love always Peter
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 3, 2015
Dad, missing you each day. Hard to believe it's been 3 years already. Always in our hearts, FOREVER MISSED!!!! LOVED ALWAYS.
Posted by Peter Anstett on December 31, 2014
Happy Anniversary Dad and Laura. Missing you. Always in our hearts.
Love Peter
Posted by Paul Anstett on June 14, 2014
Happy Father's Day Pop!
Posted by Peter Anstett on April 18, 2014
Hey Dad!, Just stoppin' by to wish you a Happy Easter. Missing you every day!!
Posted by Paul Anstett on March 20, 2014
Happy Birthday Pops!
Posted by Peter Anstett on March 20, 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!
Posted by Pat Anstett on March 20, 2014
Happy Birthday Dad!
Posted by Darlene (Hanley) Morgan on January 7, 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!
Posted by Paul Anstett on January 7, 2014
Hey Pop, do me a favour and wish Mother a happy 87th birthday!
Posted by Paul Anstett on January 3, 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.
Posted by Peter Anstett on December 24, 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
Posted by Peter Anstett on March 20, 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.
Posted by Paul Anstett on March 20, 2013
Happy Birthday Pop.
Missing you, but remembering all the good times we had.
Love Paul
Posted by Pat Anstett on March 20, 2013
Remembering you Dad with laughter and smiles on this our special day together.
Love Pat, Steve, Jamie, Graham & Emma
Posted by Paul Anstett on January 3, 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
Posted by Peter Anstett on December 31, 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.
Posted by Peter Anstett on June 18, 2012
Happy Father's Day Dad, Missing you each and every day. You will always be in my heart.
Posted by Pat And Larry Ferri-St.L... on March 21, 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
Posted by Peter Anstett on March 20, 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!!
Posted by Pat Anstett on March 20, 2012
On this our special day, Dad, you will forever be my mentor. Happy spring!! 
Love Pat XXOO :)
Posted by Paul Anstett on March 20, 2012
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 23, 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
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 22, 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
Posted by Peter Anstett on January 22, 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
Posted by Margie & Alasdair Henders... on January 13, 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.
Posted by Adrian DeCoo on January 10, 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
Posted by Joan Campbell on January 10, 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
Posted by Deane Luces on January 8, 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
Posted by Deb Reddon on January 7, 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
Posted by Cathy Anstett on January 6, 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
Posted by Nick & Anne Kraynack on January 6, 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
Posted by MARY ALEXANDER on January 5, 2012
Gary & I send our sincere condolences to the Anstett Family on the loss of their loved one.
Posted by MARY ALEXANDER on January 5, 2012
Posted by Brian Ayles on January 5, 2012
So Sorry for your loss Dave, and the Anstett Family.
Posted by Akbar Bashiri on January 5, 2012
To the Anstett Family, my sincere condolences to you all.
Posted by Rosemary And Graham Haley on January 5, 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.

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