John Thomas Shields, of Hanover, passed away at The Village Senior's Community, Hanover on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  He was  90.                              

Survived by  children Carol Verdonk of Paisley, Flora (John) Becker of Owen Sound, Jim Shields, Dan (Brenda) Shields both of Walkerton and Jackie Shields of Hanover. He will be loved forever and cherished by his grandchildren Chris, Ann-Louise (Mike), Herman Jr. (Cathy), Kelly, John (Anna), Marcia (Jimmy), Kim (Tom), Jennifer (Dave), Edward (Sarah), Rebecca (Mark), Michael (Lorraine), Steven, Kayla (Cody), Brittany (Cam), Brandon, Brody, and Ronin, Saskia, and Teo Remers and their dad Trevor.  He will be dearly missed by his 32 great grandchildren that he loved so much.   Fondly remembered by his brother Bob (Brenda) of Nova Scotia, and his dear friend Blanche Beckett of Chesley.  

Predeceased by his 1st wife Molly Ann (Wilkin), 2nd wife Ruth (Moeser), son Thomas in infancy, son in-law Herman Verdonk, and brothers Jim (Olive), Alex (Irene) and David (Anne).  

Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 am. 

Memorial donations to the Revera Long Term Care - Palliative Care Fund or Hanover Mennonite would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at


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