John Wallace Tidd
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of John Wallace Tidd at Saint John Regional Hospital on May 27, 2020. Born on February 10, 1956 in Barrie, ON, he was the son of Fay (Switzer) and the late Wallace Tidd.
He was a licensed bodyman and worked for Elm City, then later Real Estate where he was just recognized for 35 years of service with Gardiner Realty Ltd / Royal Lepage. John valued people and his attention to detail showed in his work. His customers became an extension of his family.
He was a vivid storyteller who had a smile that was infectious. Everyone loved John. His love of classic cars brought him an arrangement of close friends with ample stories to tell of adventures of the estimated 100 classic cars over his lifespan. His love of golfing started at a young age following in the footsteps of his older brother. A patient teacher, a loving soul, he was a gift to all that he met. John was a kind and gentle soul which the world needs more of.
He was a member of a Wednesday "girl’s night" with Joe Lawerence, Harvey Thebeau, Ray Arsenault, Norm Melanson and Todd McDougall. John’s storytelling and quirky sense of humour creating an entertaining evening of laughter.
Family was extremely important to John. He was especially devoted to his mother and grandchildren. Dogs and small children were a special joy that brought him great happiness.
John will be greatly missed by his loving spouse Cynthia Davis; son Barry Tidd (Michelle); daughter Tiffany Tidd (Chris); grandchildren Matthew, Taylor, Ethan, Griffen, Desiree and Teagan; mother Fay; siblings George Tidd (Jaye) of Burlington, ON, Sharon Guitard of Oromocto, Jim Tidd (Sharon) of Kitchener, ON and Mike Tidd (Darlene) of Oromocto; his faithful companion Ruger, who never left his side, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Due to the present pandemic restrictions a service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.