Rev. John Woelfle
January 16, 1933 - January 2, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Rev. John Woelfle. He was predeceased by his one true love, Jessie, his sister Marilyn (George) Wilson and his parents Walter and Essie Woelfle. Beloved father to Paul Woelfle (Amy) and Sharon (Chris) Schotsman. Adored grandfather to Chloe (Michael), Sarah (Paul), Colette (Kane) and great grandfather to Avery.
John loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his friends. He lived an intentional, full and remarkable life. John was originally from Galt, Ontario. He started dating Jessie in grade 10. They both attended McMaster University, where Jessie studied nursing and John Physics and Chemistry. After receiving his undergrad in Science, John continued his studies and received his Master’s of Science, department of Physics. They married and thus began their life together. They were called to work abroad as missionaries serving under Canadian Baptist Ministries. In 1960, John and Jessie moved to Visakhapatnam, AP, India where John was a teacher at Timpany School. On furlough in 1967, John studied at Gordon College in Boston and received his M.Ed. Then in 1971 they moved to Kodaikanal, TN, India to work at Kodaikanal International School. During a furlough John studied at McMaster Divinity School and received his M.Th In 1991, John and Jessie moved back to Canada and John became the pastor at Ancaster Baptist Church till his retirement. John spent his life serving his Lord and Saviour, with Jessie at his side. We are thankful he is now resting in the arms of Jesus.
We are thankful to Emma, Christine, Juliet, Cita, Daiseree, Nora, Hailey, Kristina, Chiu Ian, and Michelle for the love and care they showed toward John while at Shalom, and to Kathy at LHIN, and to M A Clark & Sons Funeral Home for their ongoing support.
In memoriam, donations may be made to Candian Baptist Ministries (cbmin.org), Harmony Baptist Church (harmonybaptist.ca), Shalom Village (shalomvillage.ca) or Kodaikanal International School (kis.in/community/giving-to-kis/).
Due to the pandemic a private service will take place and cremation has already taken place. Please leave us any stories you may have of John.