PRINTESS, John Andrew “Papa J”


Even the best need to rest. It is with saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of John at the age of 66 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 with the love of his family by his side.

Loving husband and soulmate of Pat.

Amazing father and best friend of his girls Karen (Jeff), Lorrie (Mike) and Tammy (Joey).

He will be forever missed by “Papa’s boys” Austin (Hailey) and Logan and his grandchildren Adam, Chantel and Myles.

Son of Doris and the late Garnet, son-in-law of the late Walter and late Marie Pratt, dear brother of Mark (Tana), Debbie (Reggie), Keith (Carol), Nancy (Louie), Philip (Heather) and Tim (Diane), brother-in-law to the late James and Colleen (Paul).  He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews who he loved like his own.

Our Dad was larger than life, he didn’t do things easy, he did them loud and proud!  He loved the outdoors and camping. You could find him fishing in the summer and hunting in the fall with his brothers and nephews.

He always had a helping hand to lend and touched so many by his kind heart. If you were lucky enough to know him then you were blessed!  He loved his family and was so proud of them.

Family and friends are invited to visit Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. – 705-759-2522) on Thursday, March 15, 2018 between 6 – 9 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sault Ste. Marie Search and Rescue.

Special thanks to Sault Area Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital staff.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered at

Smile when you think of me for I was here today, gone tomorrow but my memories will be forever!