Remembering Big John

Big John

**Sneaky Dee’s will be closed from 11am-5pm on Thursday, February 5.**


We’re saddened to share that our dear friend, Big John, has passed away.

Big John took care of Dee’s and not because it was his job as head of security. He genuinely cared about each and every one of you. He will be missed by so many. We are not alone during this and have each other. Let’s remember the great moments he brought to our community together.

Now you see, there are very few people as special as Big John was. His love reached farther and wider than all of ours combined. He showed strength and positivity in the trickiest of moments. He bent over backwards to be a good person even when it wasn’t convenient.

He made you smile when you needed it. He did what he said he was going to do and when he said he was going to do it. He worked damn hard and with a smile always. He had high standards and never let them slip. He was consistent and always appreciative of the simple things. We have much to learn from Big John, and if he were here now for big bear hug, we’re sure he would say not to worry about him and that he’s good. Because that is just what he said, always. It is a huge loss to lose such a genuine man.

To Dee’s fans, if there is anything we can do to help – someone to talk to, someplace to go, somewhere to share memories – we’re there for you. Big John’s funeral and visitations will be held at Heritage Funeral Centre on 50 Overlea Boulevard in Toronto. Everyone in the Dee’s community is welcome. Full details:

First visitation: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Second visitation: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Funeral: Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 10:00am 
At Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church – 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive

Our hearts go out to Big John. We’ll miss you, brother.