In Memory of John-Michael Portelance(1992 - 2015)

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John-Michael Portelance
Birth Date
May 13, 1992
Ascension Date
January 23, 2015  
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Our hearts go out to support John-Michael Portelance as he transitions to the spirit world.

John-Michael Portelance is the beloved son of Roddy and Yoko (Goto). Loving brother of Shizuka (Ben) Pehling, Kiyoshi (Portion) Mitsuishi, Christopher-James, Nakita, David-Paul, Mattias, Mark-Alexander all of Sudbury. Cherished nephew of Uncle Michael, Aunt Lucy and Aunt Susie. Dear cousin of Daniel (Daniela), Mitchell and Neil. Sadly missed by Uncle Don, Aunt Rose and family. He passed away at the age of 22.

John-Michael genuinely fulfilled his role as the eldest son of his family. He was selfless, pure hearted and expressed true love for others. He excelled academically, enjoyed music and dance, and had a passion for capturing and editing videos, spending many long nights creating priceless memories for his family. John-Michael was never afraid to challenge himself and would always strive to get the most out of life. He will be remembered most by his bright smile and free spirit.

The Portelance family is overwhelmed by the support and love that is sent by everyone and is so grateful for your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to still contribute to the prayer chain, you can add your name to the list.

John-Michael’s Seonghwa (ascension) and Wonjeon (burial) schedule details can found on this website. Donations can be made on the website under “Place a Donation” or can be made at the service. Please make checks payable to “John-Michael Portelance Trust Fund.”

A wake will be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 2:00-9:00 PM at the Lougheed Funeral Home with Prayers at 7:30PM. A funeral service will held on Thursday at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church followed by the Wonjeon ceremony (dress warmly) and a luncheon afterwards. The Seonghwa ceremony will also be on Thursday and will be held at 4PM at the Howard Johnson Plaza Sudbury.

Address for the Seonghwa Ceremony is:
Howard Johnson Plaza Sudbury
50 Brady Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 1C8

Flowers can be sent to the Lougheed Funeral Home at:
252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8


Address for St. Patrick’s Church is:
39 Walford Rd
Sudbury, ON P3E 2H2

If you are coming to the Portelance’s home, please park at the back of the Super 8 Motel and walk down to their home.

Seonghwa Ceremony

4:00 p.m. (UTC)
Howard Johnson Plaza Sudbury - 50 Brady Street Sudbury, ON P3E 1C8 Canada
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (UTC)

Mailing Address for Donations and Flowers

116 Este Dr. Sudbury, ON P3E 2P6 Canada