Bean, John Robert
(Retired - O.P.P. Senior Detective Constable; formerly of New Dundee, Barrie, Bala and Oak Ridges)
Passed away peacefully at Freeport Hospital following a difficult, courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Karen (Stockie) Kreutzweiser. Step-father of Kendra Ann George (Philip) and Kevin Kreutzweiser. Much loved Papa of Matthew William and Lillian Violet. Dear brother of Earle Bean (Lorene). Predeceased by his parents Marguerite (Becker) and Oliver Bean.
John will be missed and remembered by both his and Karen's nieces and nephews, especially the "Daisies". He will also be missed by David Einwechter (Kellie) and their family, who were so loved by John.
John was a dedicated O.P.P. officer who served "33 years, 1 month and 9 days". His dream appointment was as Drum Major of the Commissioner's Own Pipes and Drums of the O.P.P. He was a Past President of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobilers. John served as bodyguard for the Queen's visit as well as for Premier Bob Rae. He enjoyed the opportunity to travel to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. John finished his career with the O.P.P. as a Field Coordination and Intelligence Officer at Pearson International Airport. In his retirement, John had interesting adventures working as an international courier and assisting deportees back to their homeland.
Special thanks to the CCAC Palliative Care Team, especially Sandra. The support of the Palliative Care Team at Freeport Hospital was exemplary.
John's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (519) 749-8467. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at New Dundee Cemetery following the reception. Private cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Freeport Hospital for Palliative Care, House of Friendship or Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Please visit www.henrywalser.com to view John's memorial.