John W. Bjork
Berwick - John W. Bjork, 37, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and devoted friend, Craig Smith of Waterboro, on Tuesday October 1, 2019. After a courageous fight with cancer. Beloved son of Rodrick Bjork and Nina M. Morrison.
John is survived by his loving wife, Amanda N. (Russell) Bjork of Berwick; Children, Raegan L. M. Bjork and Carter D. Bjork; Father, Rodrick W. Bjork and his wife Alissa of Greenville, ME; Mother, Nina M. Morrison and her husband John Zachau of Rollinsford, NH; grandmother, Marion Morrison of Guilford, ME: Step Father, Denis A. Thornton of Berwick; and Siblings George L. Thornton of Berwick, Evan G. Bjork of Greenville, ME and Lexi J. Bjork of Greenville, ME. John was predeceased by William and Jewel Bjork of Monson, ME; John Morrison, Hazle and Louis Morrison and Richard Morrison of Guilford, ME; and James Morrison of South Berwick, ME.
John was born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. At a young age, John learned hard work and integrity. At the age of 15, John obtained a work permit to gain employment. John graduated from Lee Academy and went to S.M.C.C for Law Enforcement. John had a change of heart and bought his first truck. Along with John's devoted wife, Amanda, they built their business, SHOem Corp from the ground up which John was very proud of.
John enjoyed time with family and friends, taking trips, boating, ATVing and snowmobiling. John never sat still for long, if he did his wheels were turning. He enjoyed spending time with his Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and was passionate about land and making it better. He enjoyed the views in Monson, Maine at a family location, had a camp on Cold Stream in Enfield that he was very proud of and just purchased land in Berwick for his family that he enjoyed mowing, excavating on and planned having a future home there. John enjoyed family drives with no destination in mind.
John had wisdom beyond his years. Many of his thoughts were "Be honest, dependable and stick to what you say." "At the end of the day, what matters?" "It is what it is."
A celebration of life will be held October 26, 2019 from 2pm-7pm at American Legion, 551 Foundry Street, Rollinsford, NH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John's name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Angelle Kettlewell, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 Memo line: Dr. Do's Research Fund.
Published on October 6, 2019


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Shane & Ronda Crouse
Oct 18, 2019
Marion, Nina, Amanda, Raegan, & Carter - Our heart goes out to all John's family, friends, and employees. From all that has been said about John, he was a unique man. Thinking of all of you.
Sherry Gaudet
Oct 14, 2019
Country Basket Blooms was purchased for the family of John W. Bjork by Sherry Gaudet.  Send flowers
Cherie & Don Buckingham
Oct 11, 2019
There never seems to be the right words to say when someone leaves us too soon. I can say, from all that I have read over the past days, that the world needs more John Bjorks. A man who will truly be missed by all that knew him. Amanda, Raegan, Carter , all family members and friends, remember the love, the laughter, the smiles. Hold tight to those until you meet again. Prayers for all. - Cherie & Don & Girls
Tom Graham
Oct 10, 2019
Very sorry to hear of John's passing, he was a unique guy with old time Maine ethics, an easy manner and yet hard working. I watched him build his business over the years with Amanda
at his side and it was easy to tell what a close relationship they had together. Please accept my condolences.
Elizabeth Elsea
Oct 08, 2019
I am so sorry for your families loss. sending peace and prayers to Amanda, the children, and the whole family. 💕
Teri & Gene Quint
Oct 08, 2019
Amanda we are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences.
Tom & Tanja Johnson
Oct 08, 2019
Our thoughts are with you all; Johnny was a special person as well as a warrior to the core; so proud of his family. It was a blessing to have met him. ❤
Tom&Tanja;, Jittermugs
Joyce Hale
Oct 08, 2019
so sorry to here this, way to young, he is healthy and doing a lot of work in heaven, waiting for the rest of us to join him. Sending our love and prayer's to you Amanda, and the kid's
Oct 08, 2019
Dear Nina and family, I am so sorry to hear about John. My heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My love to you dear friend, Sherry and Johnny B.
Doug & Terry Hall..
Oct 08, 2019
Annie Doucette
Oct 08, 2019
Amanda and family our deepest condolences sorry for your loss. I have this memory of when your daughter was so very little and the three of you were taking a walk up the driveway. It was a beautiful picture I wish I had captured the memory for you.