January 15th, 1944 – September 7th, 2017
John Wesley was born to Hedley and Pearl Hillier on January 15th, 1944 in Griquet, NL. He was one of 10 children. In 1965 he met and married Jessie Eileen Newman and together they had three children, Paul, Todd, and Nadine, whom they raised in their family home in St. Lunaire – Griquet. John and Jessie were blessed with seven grandchildren: Samantha, Jonathan, Carly, Zachary, Lindsey, Benjamin, and Brooklynn; and one great-grandson, Austin. John’s passion was not only for his family but also his work and business. In the early years John worked on the boats with his father and also as a truck driver. In the mid 1970’s he purchased a gas station and later built a garage. He continued by expanding into heavy equipment. John was a very quiet and gentle man who did his best to be a friend to everyone. He loved his family and church family. He will be missed by all that knew him. John passed away on September 7th, 2017 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 73 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his Sons Paul (Sonya), Todd (Elaine); Daughter Nadine (Michael); Brothers Allan, Graham (Zonya), Lonny; Sisters Louise, Dorothy (Bill), Ada (Ted), Vida (Winston), Neta; Grandchildren Jonathon, Zachary, Lindsey, Benjamin, Samantha, Carly, Brooklynn and Great-Grandchild Austin. He was predeceased by his Wife Jessie; Parents Hedley and Pearl Hillier; Brothers Roland and Kaye Hillier; Father in Law Benjamin Newman and Sister in Law Cassie Hillier. Visitation was held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire Griquet from where the funeral took place on September 11th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Pastor John Baker officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.