John Trinca

It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow we announce the passing of John B. Trinca in his 69th year, on Jan 9th, 2021.  He died peacefully at home, with family at his side, after a short illness. 


Born on August 29th, 1951, in Windsor, ON, the beloved son of Maria and Agostino Trinca. He was a devoted and loving husband to Joanne, a very proud father to Matt and Tara Jackson (Tommy) and their mother Bev, stepfather to Heather Barrette and Kimberley Jenner. He also was the very proud grandfather (Nonno) to Jadyn, Seth, Emma, Nadea, Lily, Beau and Bryton. As well as a beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by his siblings Sr. Angelina Trinca, Dr. Al Trinca (Cheryl), and Rita Whittal (Greg). Predeceased by his brother Louis Trinca (Doris) and his sister Giustina (Tina) Moran (Myles). 


John was a fierce and loyal protector to those in his family and circle of friends. A talented basketball player in his youth, he was also an excellent student, went to law school, and built a respected and successful law practice. His sense of humour, his intelligence, his compassion, and his generosity will be dearly missed by all that were fortunate enough to know him.


He was passionate about spending time with friends and family, quietly helping people less fortunate than himself, good meals, and being on the water. John also loved to travel, and he particularly enjoyed his many trips to California to visit his sister Tina and her family, as well as a trip he and Joanne took to his homeland Italy.


Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life that will take place in the future once it is safe to do so. 

Donations made in memory of John to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. 


McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040