John J. Voutt
1948 - 2024
John J. Voutt
Visitation Information
Visitation
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Visitation Time
1-3 PM
Visitation Location
The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday May 18, 2024
Service Time
3 PM
Service Location
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.
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It is with profound sadness and immense love that we announce the unexpected passing of John J. Voutt on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in St. Stephen, NB.

John, or known to many as Johnny, was born in St. Stephen, NB and raised in DeWolfe, NB. He was the son of the late Mildred and Willis Voutt.

John was notorious for being behind the wheel of anything that he could drive, even from a young age when he could barely see over top of a steering wheel. When we say anything, we really mean it. John drove lobster trucks, dump trucks, transport trucks, skidders, tractors, highway plows, and everything in between. When he wasn’t behind the wheel of a truck, he was well-known for his Woodsman business, where his chainsaw was an extension of his hand. John was involved with the Moores Mills Fire Department for over 30 years, and during a period of this time he served as the captain. John was a faithful member of the St. Stephen Legion, where he recently and proudly received his 50-year pin.

John was a  jack of all trades, and one of the hardest workers around. If you needed something done, all you needed to do was call Johnny Voutt. He would give a stranger the shirt off his back and would do anything he could to help someone. If he couldn’t help someone, then he would find someone who could or learn how to do himself. He may not have been certified in every profession, but to many friends and family he was a plumber, an electrician, a mechanic, a carpenter, and many more.

John could tell the best stories, many of which would leave anyone who’d listen laughing with tears and a stitch in their side. One of John’s favourite places was his garage, where you would often find him tinkering around on an engine, or surrounding the TV watching a sports channel with some friends and family, meanwhile enjoying a beer or some Polar Ice.

Aside from wearing many hats and having various amazing qualities, one of John’s most admirable traits was being a devoted family man. It was clear to everyone who met him, that John was undeniably in love with his wife, Linda, where they shared 58 incredible years together. John’s pride and joy was his family, and the love that he had for his family was monumental. John’s love for his family deepened when he became a Papa, and it was one of his greatest passions. Papa John instilled many life lessons into his children and grandchildren that will never be forgotten.

John is survived by his adoring wife, Linda, three children, Randy (Tiffani) Voutt, Victoria (Russell) Pittman, and Kenny (Teresa Johnson) Voutt. He is also survived by his five greatest blessings, granddaughter Mallory Pittman, and grandsons Randal, Samuel, Ryder, and Graeme Voutt. Additionally, John is survived by his loving sister Barbie and brother Borden Voutt, and countless nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends that he held close to his heart.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brothers, Milton, Paul, David, Murray, Bev and Basil, sisters Phyllis McNamara, Evie Wallace, Mary Bedford, and Frances Richards. He was also predeceased by his five grandchildren Tyler, Brandon, Matthew, Lucas, and Issac Pittman.

The funeral service will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB, on Saturday May 18, 2024, at 3 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 1 – 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Michael and his team, Dr. Lister and Kim, and the Extramural Nurses. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca

John J. Voutt