John William Winn – “the dad” After a brief battle with COVID-19, John passed away at St. Joe’s Hospital on April 13th, 2021 in his 78th year. John was a proud and loving father to Jay and Lisa, and a cherished and devoted husband to Carol. He is survived by brother David, sister Pat, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Margaret. Born and raised in Hamilton, John traveled extensively during his time with the Royal Canadian Navy before joining the Hamilton Police Service. His career spanned 29 years where he served in many departments – his favourite being the Marine Unit. He was noted as a dedicated and respected officer. Never one to sit idle, John had many part-time jobs after retirement, including captaining Hamilton Harbour boat tours. He took up oil painting, expanded his culinary skills, and could be found in the front row of all of his daughter’s live music and fundraising events. One of John’s proudest moments was watching his son graduate law school and passing the bar exam. Well known for his unique sense of humour, John always had a one-liner or a witty joke handy. He could bring laughter to any situation. John will be remembered for his love for his children, his love of music, and his kind, generous nature. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of John’s life will occur when it is appropriate to do so. Donations to Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, Environment Hamilton, or any other local charity close to your heart would be appreciated. John’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Joe’s Hospital.