John Nagle

John Edward Nagle in his 70th year, passed away at his residence in Chatham-Kent, Ontario on Saturday May 12, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Wellwood Nagle, and siblings, Margaret (Peggy) Nagle (Rob Weadick), Tom Nagle (Lynn Neuert), Mary Nagle, Ann Nagle, and nieces and nephews, Sarah Weadick Snider (Matt), Daniel Weadick, Nathan Nagle, Tyler Nagle, Benjamin Nagle, Charles Agro (Alice Tringham, Hilary Agro (Gonzalo Reyes-Casanova), Christopher Moher, Patrick Moher, Alexander Moher and Aiden Moher. John is predeceased by his father, Edward Winfield Nagle and his sister Janet Nagle Cameron. John was a world traveller, spoke several languages and was an avid cyclist and keen supporter of the Chatham Public Library. There will be a private family memorial service. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merlin, Ontario.

46 Comments on “John Nagle”

  1. Ruth and family. I am so sorry to hear about John. I worked at the library and he was always so interesting to visit with. I know he will be missed by many people around Chatham. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Gail

  2. Sad and shocking news. Always enjoyed talking with John about gardening and farming and a diverse selection of topics.

  3. Dear Mary, Tom and family,
    I am so very sorry to learn about the death of your brother John. I’m thinking of both of you and sending love and deepest sympathies. Mary, Mark is sending his love too. xo geri

  4. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I work at the library and I always enjoyed sharing a conversation with John when he was in the library.

  5. We are so very sorry to hear of John’s untimely passing. He was a light for all wo knew him. I (mj) worked with him at the Public Library and at Union Gas.

  6. I will dearly miss my conversations with John. He always pointed out interesting articles about public libraries in the newspapers. His interests were so varied and interesting. I will truly miss seeing him at the library. He was the genuine article! My deepest condolences to his family.

  7. Sending love and hugs to the family during a very difficult time. John lived his life on his own terms and was always a great conversationalist. He was well read on so many topics and eagerly shared his knowledge with others. Rest in peace my cousin John.

  8. Mary – I’m sorry to hear that your brother John has died. Sending you, Charles, Alice, Hilary, and Gonzalo sympathy at this difficult time.

  9. Oh my, I am shocked to hear of your tragic loss of John…..Thoughts and prayers from Florida

  10. Mrs. Nagle, Peggy, Tom, Mary and Ann I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I hope all of your special memories with John help carry you through this very sad time. I well remember John teasing me relentlessly when we were teens. His presence in your lives will be greatly missed. Sending you our condolences….Sheila (O’Sullivan) Boak and Larry Boak.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a man of many talents and diverse interests. And, as previously noted, a strong supporter of the Chatham Library. He will be missed.

  12. Dear Mary and family, my thoughts are with you all as you come together to lay John to rest. Ted and I send our deepest condolences.

  13. Aunt Ruth, Peggy,Tom,Mary & Ann
    We are deeply saddened by the news of John’s passing.
    A conversation with John was always knowledgeable and enjoyable.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Bill and I are shocked and sad to hear of John death .
    In many visits to Aunt Ruth at home he alwas joined in and had alot of interesting facts and real life stories to share over tea and dessert with us.
    I will miss those visits …
    Just that he’s not around anymore
    All too soon .
    We are sorry your family is going through such trials at this difficult time
    …we are just a call away
    Love Bill & Nancy

  15. Dear Mary, Your sudden loss is so very sad. Know that we are thinking about you and your family. You must have so many wonderful memories growing up with John. Pam and John

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Nagle family at this sad time. Let your wonderful family memories help ease your pain.
    George & Charlene Abray

  17. Dearest Ruth and family! I just heard the news today regarding John. I am still in shock. I am very sorry for your loss and extremely saddened over this incredible loss! John will certainly be missed! Our long discussion on the topic of everything in general, from the virtues or lack thereof of strong drink, to atheism, all of the finer and less finer parts of the human psyche! Too many unfinished conversations my friend!

  18. Dear Ruth, Peggy, Tom, Mary, Ann, Lynn and family,
    This is a shock to hear and I am so very sorry for what you must be going through.

    My time visiting with Ruth and John was filled with a lot of laughter and John was usually the one with the wit to make us laugh.

    That was his gift to me and I will miss him dearly.
    Lynn Cameron

  19. Mary and family,
    Thinking of you and your family at what has to be a very sad and difficult time. I’m sure you will miss your son, brother, uncle, friend very deeply.

  20. Mary and family,
    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a sad and difficult time this must be for the whole family. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

  21. Aunt Ruth,Peggy,Tom,Mary and Ann:We are truly shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of John.He was an extremely knowledgeable and well read person and knew much about many topics.You are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult period.Bob and Vicki Dillon.

  22. Dear Mary and all the family, I am sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your brother John. I know you are a very close family and we both send you our condolences at this sad time for you all. With love from Lewis and Tina

  23. Ruth and Family:
    I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have known John for 30 years as he was the bookmobile driver when my children were very young. Since that time we have had plenty of conversations about many things. John was a very kind and thoughtful man. I will miss seeing him. He was always telling me how proud he was of his mother. May he Rest in Peace.

  24. I am so sorry to hear of John’s death. It sounds like he will be missed by those who crossed his path in the community. I never really knew him but I do know that he came from good stock. Take a Care, Lorry

  25. To the entire Nagle family: I’m very sad to hear of John’s passing. I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with him but every conversation we had was interesting and informative. During our most recent conversation he talked fondly about babysitting me and my brothers when we were young. I’m so sorry for your loss. Much love, Mike

  26. I’m shocked to hear about John’s passing. He was always so interesting to talk to when we visited Aunt Ruth. I remember when I was a kid and my mom, my brother and a few neighbor friends were in this big field flying a kite and this stranger came up to us and my mom excitedly and (shocked to see her cousin from Canada in Florida) said his name. I remember thinking, “wow, my mom knows everybody”. That was the first time I ever saw John. I think he stayed with us for a month and during that time, I remember him helping me make some beaded necklaces…..

    Love and hugs during this sad time. You are in my prayers. XO

  27. I am so deeply saddened to hear about John. I was very fond of him and enjoyed spending time with him chatting about anything and everything. ❤️

  28. Aunt Ruth, Mary, Peggy, Tom and Anne,
    We are shocked to hear of John’s sudden passing. I remember John at family reunions and enjoyed talking with him. I recall him being very knowledgeable about a wide range of things You are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Bill and Diane Colvin

  29. My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. John was a part of so many fond memories throughout the years. Please know I am here to support you in any way I can ❤️

  30. My deepest sympathies go out to the Nagle family and friends. I was so sad to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed by us all. John was such a kind and humble soul and a loving son to Ruth. I always enjoyed our times together at Ruth’s kitchen table. John always kept you engaged on any topic. I will keep John and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. Shocked to hear of John,s passing.We had a special friendship,many sharings.His mom was also a dear friend.We will miss seeing him at our Soup Kitchen.May his soul ,through the mercy of God,rest in peace.

  32. Mary, Charles, Hilary, and family we are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Mary, so recently you had spoken about John with me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs from Isabel, Margaret, Surya, and Rebecca

  33. Dear Ruth, Peggy, Rob, Tom, Lynne, Mary, Ann and families. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your families on the sudden loss of John. I picture him travelling yet again, thoughtfully taking in everything around him, holding Janet’s hand on one side and Ed’s on the other. May he be at peace.

  34. Mary
    I know what is the death of a brother
    And there are no words that take away the pain of your heart

  35. My deepest sympathy to all the Nagle family for your loss of John.
    My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

  36. Our prayers are with the Nagle family and friends. John was such an interesting and we’ll spoken man. We’ll miss our conversations with him. He was always so enlightening.
    RIP John.

  37. To the family of the late John Nagle
    I am sorry about your loss. My prayers are with the family at this time of your loss.

  38. So sorry for your loss.A grief your mother should not have to bare and a difficult time for the whole family.My thoughts and prayers to you all.With love.Penny

  39. I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My condolences. I will always remember our fishing trips and, of course, the beers afterwards.

  40. Mary,

    I am so very sorry to see that your brother John has died. I will keep you in my heart.

    Donna Tweedell

  41. Sorry to hear of John’s passing.
    I worked with John as a student page at our library, and that was in the old Carnegie building in the early 60’s. God bless you at this difficult time. John will rest in peace. Cathy Bachynski

  42. I am so so sad about John’s passing. 70 is too young and he was a fit man I remenber. I can’t believe it. To Ruth, Tom, Peggy, Mary and Ann, it must have been so hard to loose him.
    John and I met hitch hiking in the States in 1977, I was travelling with a friend and he took us to Chatham, later we became an item. He also lived in France with me. I wrote to Ruth and John this Xmas but the letter came back to London and I thought I need to find out so I decided to look online. First of all I found this wonderful picture of Ruth with Tom and then John’s orbitury and all the wonderful comments. I am truly saddened. I always loved him. Mady from Nancy (France)

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