John Douglas Babcock

BABCOCK, John Douglas peacefully went home to be with his Lord Jesus at Wiarton Hospital Tuesday July 30, 2019. John Babcock of Wiarton in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Barbara Babcock (nee Kitto) for 32 years. Cherished father of Kelly (Dr. Nikki Huggins) of Owen Sound, Christopher (Deanna Martin) of Port Elgin and Daniel (Heidi Boddy) of Georgian Bluffs, step father of Andrew Pugliesi of New Orleans and Carlos Pugliesi (Velma Marshal) of Hanover and father-in-law of Aileen Pugliesi of Owen Sound. Loving grandfather of Genny (Luke Howe), Nick, Martas, Gabriella, and Carmella, and great grandfather of Deacon and Oakley. Predeceased by parents Clara (nee Kelly) and John Babcock, sisters Vera and Elsie, his first wife Margaret Taylor and daughter-in-law Geraldine Babcock. John was an avid outdoorsman and spent his treasured retirement fishing with his cronies off the Wiarton docks, and in the bush with his sons. He had many deep and lasting friendships and took great pleasure in life. John loved a good joke and was able to see the humour in almost any situation. The funeral service will be conducted from the DOWNS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, Hepworth on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Pastor Tim Blake officiating. Interment Oxenden Cemetery. Expressions of remembrance to the Friends of Israel, the Northern Canada Evangelical Missions, or Second Chance Kids would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com