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John Rigby


John Rigby

Rigby, John ~ Suddenly yet peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 85.  Beloved husband of the late Thelma Jean Rigby (Simpson) (d.1993).  Loved father of Wendy (Marg) and the late Gerald (d.2000).  Proud Grandad of Gerry (Michelle), Justine, Jennie; Papa John of Sean (Kathleen) and Carrie (Jeff); great grandpa of Chase, Brooke, Kalina, Josh, Cole and Caleb.  He will be fondly remembered by the Simpson families, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  John was the owner of John’s Car Sales on Woolwich Street, Guelph for decades. He was a proud supporter of the Everton Football team in England and a loved patron of the Army and Navy Club.  The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and the phenomenal nurses "his second family" who supported him at the Dialysis Clinic in Guelph.  Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Florence Rigby and all of his brothers and sisters.  Cremation has taken place.   

The family will greet friends at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelphon. Monday, April 25th from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow in the funeral home chapel at 11:30 a.m.  Inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Make a Wish Foundation or to the Guelph Humane Society  would be appreciated.  We invite you to leave your condolences and donations online at

Service Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Service Time
Celebration of Life 11:30 a.m.
Service Location
Gilchrist Chapel

April 25, 2016
Visitation Time
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Visitation Location
Gilchrist Chapel

Burial Date
Monday, April 25th
Burial Time
following reception
Burial Location
Woodlawn Memorial Park

Requested Charity
Make A Wish Foundation-Rope of Hope or Guelph Humane Society