John was born the son of the late Mary (Rixford) and John V. Jardine on October 20, 1942. He attended schools in Keene.
John worked at several machine shops in the Keene area, including Central Screw Co., Kingsbury Machine and Tool Co. and Timken Super Precision. He also worked at the Swanzey Recycling Center part-time in his later years. At the Recycling Center local residents would find a helpful and friendly John, always having time to have a quick chat and smile for them.
John enjoyed snowmobiling and ATV riding for many years with his family and friends. He also enjoyed stock car racing and was an avid NASCAR fan, always ready to watch the current race. One of his greatest passions and joys in his retired years was meeting his friends and going regularly to the gym that they all belonged to. After the workout would be the best part, having coffee and spending time with his gym mates. His friends from the gym would become a great strength of encouragement and happiness for him when coping with his many medical issues throughout the years.
John will be missed by all that knew him for his positive attitude and his readiness to always take on any curve life threw him. He would just shrug it off, saying that it would be okay; John had more than nine lives and he never complained about anything. With his laugh and smile, there was always a joke or some comment to go with any situation or event as well. He was an inspiration to all that knew him for his optimistic attitude, he will be severely missed!
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte Porter Jardine, whom he was always devoted to; sons, Michael Jardine and Joseph Jardine and their families of Swanzey NH; stepsons, Robert Paige of Fall River, Massachusetts, Ronald Paige and his family from Keene NH, Richard Paige of Swanzey, NH; twin sister Lena and husband David Whipple of West Swanzey, NH; sister Gladys and husband Francis Blair of Keene NH, sister-in-law Marjorie Moore and sister-in-law Kikuko Jardine of Plattsburgh, NY. He is also survived by many cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. John is predeceased by brother Arthur (Jim) Jardine of Plattsburgh NY and his parents John (Vic) and Mary Jardine of West Swanzey, NH.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1pm. in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers a donation to the West Swanzey Rescue Department C/O Town of Swanzey, P.O. Box 10009, Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com