John Forbes

Forbes, John Victor

83 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Ida Lou (nee Welch). Loving father of Terry Lynn Forbes-Brophy (Todd), Edward John Forbes (Allison). Adored grandfather of Kaylynn, Owen and Alec. Survived by sister Jean Cade and sister-in-law Diana Forbes. Predeceased by all his other remaining brothers and sisters. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. John will always be remembered and never forgotten by his dear friend Ron Sellon. John worked at the H.J. Heinz Co. for over 40 years where he was a Union Steward.. He volunteered for over 35 years with Minor Hockey in both the old arena and the new arena. John was also involved with the Leamington Flyers Hockey Team for over 5 years. Later on in life, John and his close friends started the Southpoint Alumni. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:30 am. Followed by cremation. Due to COVID restrictions, the visitation and funeral service are limited to a specific number of visitors at a time. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment online at to secure a designated time to pay your respects. EVERYONE must wear a mask. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor/Essex or Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at