Wednesday, September 14, 2016



John Ambrose Gamble, of Kincardine, passed away at Trillium Court on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at age 79.


He was born on Feb. 15, 1937,  in Clinton, Ontario to the late Marion (McDonald) and George Gamble.


Dearly loved by wife Barbara, daughter Debra (John) McKay, sons Michael (partner Peter) and Paul (partner Brent) and grandson Aiden.


Sadly missed by sister Jo (Bill) Landon, brothers Allan (Alice) Gamble and Wilfred (Dianne) Gamble, brothers-in-law David (Chris) Campbell, Jim (Jackie) Campbell and John (Joanie) Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by infant daughter Linda Marie, nephew Stephen Gamble, brother-in-law Lorne Cronin and sister-in-law Deborah Campbell.


John was a quiet man who was very devoted to his family, church and community.  He was one who wanted to organize a parade, be in the parade (even with his famous skunk), but he did not want to simply watch a parade.  John embraced life fully and with enjoyment.  He was a successful businessman, having owned and operated a dairy farm and later in life a trailer campground park, and was a very active church member of St. Anthony of Padua and the Knights of Columbus.  In his home of Ripley, John belonged to Junior Farmers, Ripley Agricultural Society, Huron County Federation of Agriculture, Huron Township Council from 1979-1986 as well as Reeve and Bruce County Council for 16 years.  John was a member of the Kincardine Chamber of Commerce to help promote tourism in the area.  One of his favourite activities was curling and working at the curling rink.


The family wishes to thank Trillium Court staff, the nurses, Dr. Gurbin and PSWs for the care of John for the past three years.  Like all families, we had our ups and downs. Barbara especially appreciated the girls keeping a close eye on John in his final hours.  Thank you all.


Visitation was held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, from 2-5 p.m. with vigil prayers at 4 p.m.


The funeral mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, from St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Kincardine.


Interment Ripley Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Lewis Park were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences available online at