John Grue

John Grue

Thursday, July 4th, 1940 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site on Friday, February 7, 2020. John Henry Grue, at the age of 79 years.

Beloved husband of Elsie (VanDusen) Grue and cherished father of Nancy Countryman (Dale) and Donald Grue (Kristin). Loving grandfather of Eleanor and Margaret VanVranken and Clara Grue. Dear brother of Eleanor Countryman and Sharon Bucking. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Robert Grue; by his sister Audrey Reid and by his parents Getria (Wells) and Clifford Grue.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville, Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2-4 pm. A ceremony celebrating John's life will be held in the chapel on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11 am followed by a reception.

Interment will take place at New Dublin Cemetery in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences by visiting the Memory Wall above or make a donation at the bottom of this page. Thank you.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    New Dublin Cemetery
    6544 New Dublin Road
    Elizabethtown Township, ON K0E 1A0
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    Interment will take place in the spring.
  • Reception

    Irvine Funeral Home Reception Centre
    4 James Street East
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Myrle McMillan

Posted at 06:32am
Our deepest condolences to the family. Good neighbours are family in the country and John was one of the best.


Posted at 04:02pm
Mrs Grue, Nancy, Don and families

So sorry to learn of Mr Grue’s passing. Sincere sympathy is extended at this sad time.

Bessie Graham,


Brian Countryman

Posted at 08:29am
Our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family in your loss. May it help in some small way to know that loving and caring thoughts are with you. With sincere sympathy, Brian & Sandra

CArol Wells Lumgair

Posted at 11:14am
My deepest condolences to Family and Friends of my cousin John Grue . We have Very fond memories of family reunions at the farm. John was a great member of the family. Loved by All ! Carol Wells Lumgair and family

Geordie Fisher

Posted at 12:49am
Thank you for the great childhood memories at the farm, whether it was snowmobiling, jumping off bales of hay in the barn or enjoying a family dinner together. You will be missed Uncle John.

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