John Delaney Wood passed away suddenly Jan. 30, 1998.
“Dane” was born July 22, 1984 in Rainy River, Ont. to Colin and Sharilyn Wood, and lived in Rainy River until his passing.
Dane loved all sports, winter and summer. When he wasn’t doing sports, he was hunting and fishing with his dad, and also liked to go on the trapline with dad.
Dane spent many hours, and enjoyed being with, his school mates and a friend, “Don,” from St. Paul, Mn. He also liked to invent things and see what made them tick. Dane was a happy-go-lucky person, and had a smile for everyone who spoke and met him.
Dane leaves to mourn his parents, Colin and Sharilyn Wood; three sisters, Lesley, Jackie, and Krista; his grandmother, Lillian Wood; great-grandmother, Mabel Gate; step-grandmother, Marlene McNally; and by a great-great uncle and godparents, John Delaney and Marjorie Byrnes.
Dane also leaves many aunts and uncles, great aunts and uncles, and many, many cousins who will miss him dearly.
He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Jack Wood and Norman McNally; and grandmother, Doris McNally.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 at the Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Wm. Giovetti of the Anglican parish officiating.
Music was by Jacquie Dufresne and soloist was Anne Defrancesco. The eulogy was given by Greg Wilson, Dane’s teacher.
Pallbearers were Bill Godin, Barry Lamoureux, Dennis Kuzyk, Kirk Wood, Stewart McNally, Shane McNally, Steve McNally, and Chuck McNally.
Honourary pallbearers were Tim Caouette, Sean Hartnell, Neil Ivall, Jeff Yeo, Kelly Kuzyk, Lee Jarvis, Adam Tiboni, Yuri Ewald, Kenny Gess, Blake Mykytyn, Don Schliecher, and John Delaney Byrnes.
The sun rose today, shining brightly,
We stopped for a moment and thought of you.
How your smile touched us deeply
In ways no one ever knew.
We remembered all the precious times,
And the laughter we all shared together,
The days when you would tell us,
Just how much you really cared for us.
We thought of how we’ll never stop thinking of you from this moment on.
You will always be in our thoughts.
You are part of our memories.
We will not forget that special person
We called “Dane”
So when the sun rises again tomorrow,
We’ll stop for a moment and think of you.