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John Hugo Moylan

June 14, 1938 - May 14, 2024

John Hugo Moylan Obituary

John Hugo Moylan

June 14, 1938 - May 14, 2024


Born in Nakina, ON to Jack and Senja (nee Siren) and moved to

Hornepayne ON at age three. Predeceased by brother Jim (1985).

Survived by sister-in-law Ruby Moylan Olivier. Married Margaret

Klachan in 1961. Children John (Carine), Peter (Diane), David

(Cynthia), and Jennifer.

Grandpa to Stephen (Alex), Amelia (Abe), Natalie (Steve), Meghan

(Tom), Melani (Dean), Colin, Jack (Nicole), Kiera, Alyson, and Senja

Rebecca.

Great-grandpa to Diego, Carlos, Dooms, Ellie, Isla, Finn, Maverick, and

Boden (born May 14, 2024 - the day of John’s passing).

John graduated from the University of Toronto in electrical engineering

(1960). He went on to receive a two-year scholarship to work and study

in England. John and Marg later travelled through Europe for an

additional two months in his 1937 Riley which he completely refurbished

both engine and interior.

John began his career with Fleck Manufacturing and he and Marg

settled in Tillsonburg in 1964. John was instrumental in Fleck’s

expansion from the old Beaver Foundry to the present site (now ECI).

He retired from Fleck as VP of Manufacturing, Appliances and

Electronics in 1995.

Although Hornepayne was his heart, he loved the Town of Tillsonburg

and passionately served in many capacities, including being elected to

Town Council and as a member of several committees impacting

economic development and recreational facilities, particularly the

Community Centre and Arenas. He dedicated ten years to the

Tillsonburg Hospital as Chairman of the Hospital Board and Hospital

Foundation. His personal interests included Tillsonburg Minor Hockey,

Old Timers Hockey, fishing up north, sailing, golfing, and fixing things.

He travelled extensively for business and loved touring the world with

Marg. He enjoyed many golf trips with buddies Irv Horton, Bill Patterson,

and Ted Burt. During his final years, his friend, Jim Jeffrey, regularly

took him to play golf and for coffee before John moved to long term

care.


The caring, heroic staff at Maple Manor became extended family; they

cannot be thanked enough for their dedication to John and his family.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St.

Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation to support Dementia Research by Dr.

Michael Borrie or to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Foundation and may be made directly online or by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) who have been entrusted by the Moylan family.


The Family will host a reception to honour John’s memory. It will be held on

Saturday August 3rd, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Tillsonburg Community Centre, Lions Auditorium, 45 Hardy Ave, Tillsonburg.


Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Hugo Moylan hosted by Ostrander's Funeral Home Limited.

John Hugo Moylan

June 14, 1938 - May 14, 2024


Born in Nakina, ON to Jack and Senja (nee Siren) and moved to

Hornepayne ON at age three. Predeceased by brother Jim (1985).

Survived by sister-in-law Ruby Moylan Olivier. Married Margaret

Klachan in 1961. Children John (Carine), Peter (Diane), David

(Cynthia), and Jennifer.

Grandpa to Stephen (Alex), Amelia (Abe), Natalie (Steve), Meghan

(Tom), Melani (Dean), Colin, Jack (Nicole), Kiera, Alyson, and Senja

Rebecca.

Great-grandpa to Diego, Carlos, Dooms, Ellie, Isla, Finn, Maverick, and

Boden (born May 14, 2024 - the day of John’s passing).

John graduated from the University of Toronto in electrical engineering

(1960). He went on to receive a two-year scholarship to work and study

in England. John and Marg later travelled through Europe for an

additional two months in his 1937 Riley which he completely refurbished

both engine and interior.

John began his career with Fleck Manufacturing and he and Marg

settled in Tillsonburg in 1964. John was instrumental in Fleck’s

expansion from the old Beaver Foundry to the present site (now ECI).

He retired from Fleck as VP of Manufacturing, Appliances and

Electronics in 1995.

Although Hornepayne was his heart, he loved the Town of Tillsonburg

and passionately served in many capacities, including being elected to

Town Council and as a member of several committees impacting

economic development and recreational facilities, particularly the

Community Centre and Arenas. He dedicated ten years to the

Tillsonburg Hospital as Chairman of the Hospital Board and Hospital

Foundation. His personal interests included Tillsonburg Minor Hockey,

Old Timers Hockey, fishing up north, sailing, golfing, and fixing things.

He travelled extensively for business and loved touring the world with

Marg. He enjoyed many golf trips with buddies Irv Horton, Bill Patterson,

and Ted Burt. During his final years, his friend, Jim Jeffrey, regularly

took him to play golf and for coffee before John moved to long term

care.


The caring, heroic staff at Maple Manor became extended family; they

cannot be thanked enough for their dedication to John and his family.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St.

Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation to support Dementia Research by Dr.

Michael Borrie or to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Foundation and may be made directly online or by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) who have been entrusted by the Moylan family.


The Family will host a reception to honour John’s memory. It will be held on

Saturday August 3rd, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Tillsonburg Community Centre, Lions Auditorium, 45 Hardy Ave, Tillsonburg.


Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Hugo Moylan hosted by Ostrander's Funeral Home Limited.

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