Celebration of Life
Obituary of John Stanley Albert Sweet
It is with shattered hearts that the family of John Sweet announces his passing which occurred on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. John was the beloved husband of Joan (Raynes) Sweet. John was born in Saint John, NB, on October 23, 1944, and was the youngest son of the late Charles and Esther (Crosby) Sweet’s 12 children.
John graduated from SJ Vocational School in 1962. In 1963 he met the love of his life, Joanie Raynes. Legend has it John proposed in a phone booth on Manawagonish Rd. They married July 17, 1965 and spend the next 56 years in each other’s love and company. Joan was his everything.
John was a Master Electrician and met a ton of good people through his work. He was very skilled with working with his hands and could do everything from electrical to carpentry, plumbing and cement work. He built the old house in Barnesville by hand from the foundation up.
When John was not busy working he could often be found tending to his yard, playing his guitar, drinking green tea at Tim Hortons or enjoying a local country jamboree with Joan.
John is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his son Troy (Sabrina); daughter Stacey (Bill) Sweet; sisters, Sharon (Larry) Burke, Barbara Edison and Beatrice Ellsworth; beautiful grandchildren: Casey and Oliver Sweet; several nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters: Millie Ashe, Nancy Smith, Edith Winchester, Ann Shirley Bent, Mary McAndrew and Betty Mills; as well as his brothers, Bob and Edward Sweet.
Arrangements are under the care of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Rd., Quispamsis (849-2119). Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022, from 10:00-12:00 PM; with a celebration of John’s life to follow in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 PM. Donations made in memory of John may be given to SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society (Leukemia). Online condolences may be placed at: www.KennebecasisFH.com
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