Funeral service Friday for John Earle

CORNWALL – Funeral services will be held this week for John Earle.

The devoted family man, businessman and documentary film producer died Saturday night after suffering some sort of distress during a scuba dive in Lake St. Lawrence.

Earle was 43.

“His positive energy has left a large hole in the hearts of his family and many friends,” reads his obituary in part.

Visitation will happen Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home at 341 Pitt Street.

The funeral will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 434 Second Street West.

Earle is survived by his wife, Alyssa Blais, a son and daughter, a step-daughter, sister, his mother, Joan Levy Earle, and extended family.

Meantime, friend Michele Allinotte is organizing a trust fund for Earle’s children.

Email transfers can be sent to

You can also drop of cheques paid to the order of “Michele Allinotte in trust” with “in memory of John Earle” in the memo section of the cheque to the Allinotte Law Office, 160 Pitt Street, Suite 202, Cornwall, ON K6J 3P4.

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