The family of John Lee
To our friends and family,
We love you and are thinking of you at this time. We will have you in our prayers.
With love and sincerity,
Jared, Jessica, Max, Caleb, Thomas, and Porter.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, John Charles Lee (known to some as Jeff), on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 62 in Ottawa, Ontario.
John was born on September 30, 1956 in Galt, Ontario. He will be remembered for his willingness to help anyone, his kindness to others, his positive and upbeat attitude, his comical entertaining, exciting magic shows, his love of coaching basketball and his love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. He worked for many years in sales but his favourite job was coaching.
He coached several basketball teams including, Georgian College Men’s & Women’s Varsity teams. Because of his compounding medical issues resulting from a house explosion accident in 1974, he eventually had to go on permanent disability. Most recently he continued his love for learning as a student at the Adult High School of Ottawa, where he volunteered daily with the breakfast club. John is survived by his three children, Emily (Greg) McAteer, Ben (Katarina), Lindsay (Garreth) Haberstock, and their mother Cindy Lee. He is survived by his six grandchildren Rhys, Declan, Felix, Garrett, Marius, and Rozalia. He is also survived by his parents Jeff & Sheila Lee, and his nine siblings, Ellen Stortini, Cathy (George) Piper, Jamie, Lori (Joe) Callahan, Mairi Gieni, Keran, Joel (Sarah), Jeremy (Kelly Keating), Josh, and by all of his nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa at 419 St. Laurent Blvd. The funeral service for John will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, in Ottawa, with a reception to follow the service.
Those who wish to send flowers may send them to the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa at 419 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON, K1K 2Z8. John will be laid to rest in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario.