John Harold Hewetson
Master Mariner

Suddenly, as a result of a workplace injury, John Hewetson of Williamsburg passed away with family by his side at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wed., June 26, 2019. He was 77.
He was the beloved husband of Carole (Roantree). He was the loving Dad of Sally (Jeff) Vaessen, Joanne (Mathew) Zettler, Nick (Nancy) Hewetson, Lisa Hewetson (David), and Rachel Hewetson, and the cherished Grandpa and Poppa of Sarah (Jason) Rylaarsdam, Nick (Lisa) Vaessen, Krista Zettler (Thomas), Jonathan (Kerri) Zettler, Xanthia Hewetson, Sasha (Derrick) Felkar, Austin Hewetson, Alex (Chelsea) Parkinson, Melanie VanSchaick, Adam VanSchaick, Katherine Hewetson, and great-grandchildren Carter, Mya, Brooklyn, Alice, Lincoln, Hudson, Dane, Nolan, and Gavin.
John began his mariner career in 1958, at the age of 17, graduating from Trinity House, Hull, England. In 1972, his passion for the sea brought John, wife Carole and family to Canada. John’s career spanned 60 years, with the past 25 working for Algoma Central Marine.
By John’s request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation (
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and caring nursing staff of Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
The arrangements are entrusted to Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836).
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