John Hamilton passed into the presence of Jesus on November 9, 2015, after a prolonged illness. John will be remembered with much affection, and missed by his wife Joy and by their 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
John was a retired EMCC minister whose pastorates spanned 43 years, including 11 years of mission work in India and 2 ½ years in Bangladesh. In Canada, John was pastor at EMCC churches in Lion's Head, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Bethany Kitchener, and Markham.
Much of John and Joy's ministry was undertaken after official retirement in 1994. They taught English for 4 years in China. Upon returning from China in 1998, they served another 13 years with the International Student Ministry in Waterloo. John and Joy retired a second time in 2011, when they moved to their current home in Stouffville.
A Celebration of John's Life will be held at EastRidge Evangelical Missionary Church, 12485 Tenth Line, Stouffville, ON, at 2 pm on Saturday, November 14. A fellowship time will follow the service. No visitation is scheduled.
O'Neill Funeral Home in Stouffville has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left by clicking this link www.oneillfuneral.ca