September 17, 1952 – May 9, 2019
WINDUS, John Edward – John died peacefully, in his 67th year, at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on the morning of May 9th, 2019 after a long and difficult struggle with glioblastoma. He was loved and supported by his wife April Zebroski, children Zachary Windus, and Veronica and Mark Dyer; mother-in-law Alice Zebroski; sister-in-law Carol Donahoe and her family Andrea Dorman and Daren Hockaday, Tyler, Alicia and Gabe, Laura Donahoe, and David Lindley; sister-in-law Liz and Tom O’Brien, Jennifer, Heather and Sarah. John will be greatly mourned by his mother Velma Windus, his sisters and their families: Barbara and Robert Root, Joyce and Roger Touw, Jeannie and Steve Grundy, Rene and Ken Rayner. He was greeted in heaven by his father Ed Windus, father-in-law Eddie Zebroski, beloved brother Michael Zebroski, infant brother James and sweet and most precious niece Scarlett. He left behind an extensive Polish family and many friends who will always miss him. John touched many lives as a teacher and principal with the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. He enjoyed his post-retirement life as an award-winning photographer with Lifetouch. He really enjoyed his post-post-retirement life watching sports on his big screen TV with his four cats. He sang in the choir at St. Joseph’s and was a member of their Parish Council. We will always remember the incredible support we received from family and friends who drove us to Princess Margaret Hospital, fed us many delicious meals, looked after our cats, and comforted us during so many times of great sorrow. Visitation will take place at the Turner Family Funeral Home in Dundas on Sunday May 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 with Vigil Prayers at 8. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hamilton, on Monday May 13th at 11am. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. John spent the last five weeks of his life being lovingly cared for by the staff of the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. We would greatly appreciate donations in his name to this remarkable facility. John’s quick wit and mischievous spirit will be greatly missed. Heaven will resound with the sound of his laughter.