Born: March 11, 1931
Death: January 4, 2010
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Judy Lord, Spouse
March 11, 1931 - January 4, 2010
What can I say about Joseph Niles known as John to his family and Niles to his friends? He was a carefree person who loved the simple things in life, such as his family and work.
John was born on March 11, 1931 to the late Ms Eldorna Niles in the country of Barbados where he spent every day of his life, he was always outgoing and had a lot of friends both male and female especially female John loved the ladies. He started out on his journey as a Policemen for a few years, then he ventured on as a bus driver for the local transportation service in his home town, but he did not stop there he always had a passion for mechanics always interested in how things worked, so it was then he decided in his mind that this was it and he had found the one thing that made him contented. It was at that moment he ran and operated an auto-mechanic workshop from his home specializing in the model car brand Subaru.
John was the father of six Margrita, Esther, Suzette, Avery, Lisa, Keisha and the Grandfather of eight. He also had a very big personality always the life of any family gathering. He loved to tell stories of his life experiences especially to the younger generation expressing how back in his day was the best days and that young people nowadays have no idea what real fun was.
John was a softy at heart with a ruff exterior always willing to lend a hand to friends and family who needed him. John had raised the younger of his two daughters Lisa and Keisha with their mom Judy in a small area in St Michael Barbados called Friendship Terrace same place where he had his mechanic business. As kids the girls remember their dad as being overly protective and strict but that was his way of showing love and they understood this, he never let them go without anything they needed, he worked hard so they had a comfortable life. They also have memories of late night conversations, late night television shows, laughter and lots of eating with their dad, that was another thing he was good at cooking was a fun pass time in the household, John was able to prepare things that to the untrained eye seemed none edible but he would make it in such a way that you forgot what you were eating. John had this amazing way of recalling exact dates and events that happened decades earlier, which people found to be amazing.
Last but not least he was always grateful and appreciative of his family even the new additions like his son-in-law Jason who was there for him in the later stages of his life and having experience the joy of watching his youngest Grandchildren grow-up and call him Grandpa, he was so proud of that. John will be forever missed and loved by the ones who knew him best and remembered for his wisdom and ability to give continuously in the time of need.
Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
R. Steven LeGall Home For Funerals LLC
The viewing will be held from 9-10A.M.