John ‚ÄėJack‚Äô Beverly Speer, of Hanover, passed away at McVean Lodge, Hanover on Monday, June 6, 2022. He was 94.¬†

Born in Owen Sound on April 24, 1928 to the late Albert and Nellie (nee Minary) Speer. John, better known as Jack, worked for the Canadian National Railway for 26 years, before transitioning to work as a letter carrier with Canada Post for 14 years.  He was a quiet family man, and enjoyed a simple life. 

Survived by children Dennis (Dana) Speer of Peterborough, Dianne Speer of Hanover, Douglas (Cheryl) Speer of Hanover, Jeffery (Penny) Speer of Mitchell and Scott (Tammy) Speer of Barrie. Loved grandfather of Danielle (David), Deborah, Lindsay (Brandon), Nathan (Leah), Jordan (Jennifer), Tyson (Kaitlyn) and Colton and great grandfather of Dawson, Daxton, and Raelynn. Fondly remembered by his sister Peggy Ruff. Predeceased by his parents, wife Hazel, and 6 brothers and 3 sisters.


A public visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, June 13th, 2022, from 10:30 ‚Äď 11am. A private family memorial service will follow. Rev. Micol Cottrell officiating. Inurnment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.¬†

Memorial donations to the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at









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