John LaForme

John LaForme - PHOTO.jpeg

January 10, 1967 – March 2, 2023

 John Wayne LaForme, peacefully crossed over into the spirit world, after a short battle with cancer. John was welcomed with open arms into heaven by his mother, Hazel LaForme and father, Richard Wythe, sisters Janice and Bernadette “Sally”. Left to mourn this heart wrenching loss is his partner Ruth Brown and stepson Jakob, father-in-law John Brown, his brother Dean (Norma) & nephews Wade and Steven, great niece Vanessa, his niece Angela (Chris) and great nieces Ava and Mya, his special auntie Audrey who raised him after his mom passed away in 1975. Special friend to Dale Sault and children, Tim, Alicia, and Sierra with whom he played a significant role in raising. He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John was born and raised on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation where he excelled academically. After graduating from Hagersville Secondary School, he ventured by Greyhound (where he met his lifelong friend Carl) all the way to Vancouver to find the true meaning of life. He got his second chance at life in 1999 when he chose to follow a spiritual path to a life of recovery. Through the 12-step program, he was able to work through his hurts and pains and live life not just as a “survivor” but as a “thriver.” From there he helped the homeless and anyone who desired to have a life free of drugs and alcohol. He was an amazing cook and in his own words would always say, “Never trust a skinny chef.” He went on to college and finally settled on becoming an electrician. In between that time, he learned to appreciate the game of golf and also enjoyed deep sea fishing. John was an active member of the IBEW 424 union in Fort McMurray, Alberta where he worked hard up until December 2022. His hard hat has been retired and will now hang in Yard 8. John will lovingly be remembered by many for his humour and quick witted “one liners.” Cremation has taken place. As per John’s wishes, his ashes will be spread at the very place where he finally started “living,” the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.

Life Without You

Well hello Baby, tell me how have you been?
We all have missed you, and the way you grin.
The day is necessary, every now and then,
For souls to move on, given life back again.
Fly on, fly on, fly on my friend,
Go on, live again, love again.


Posted by Linda Porter on
♥️ I will miss our chats John. Rest easy. Condolences to all who knew John
Posted by Norma LaForme on
Gone too soon rest easy ❤️ in law. Dean, Wade & Steven miss you❤️
Posted by Norma LaForme on
Gone too soon rest easy ❤️ in law. Dean, Wade & Steven miss you❤️
Posted by Bonnie Wythe on
I love you! John. And so does the rest of your family. You will never be forgotten. Til,we all meet again Rest in peace.
Posted by Dean nelson on
Rest in peace my friend
Posted by Dean LaForme on
I will miss you brother❤. you were a good natured, kind man. I will be thinking of you every day for the rest of my life.
Posted by Audrey Hill on
Dear John. We reconnected with the help of your sister, Janice after many years. We picked up right where we left off. We shared in sobriety and spirituality thru AA. You overcame hardships and we shared our strength and love for family. You worked hard to become an electrician. And I loved the pics of fishing and golfing in some of the most picturesque places in British Columbia, your chosen home. And there your spirit will linger, for a while. A ceremony was performed at the hospital that will help you pass over when it’s time. Onegowahe, you were my first little son and it’s time to accept that you fly above us now. All my love, Auntie.
Leave a Reply

(Your email will not be publicly displayed.)