In Memory of


John Kearney

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Memorial Mass will be held at St. James Church Colgan on Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11:30am, with interment in St. James Cemetery. Following the interment, a Memorial Reception will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham at 1pm, with a time of spoken remembrances by the family at 1:30pm.

Kearney: John Peter,
Peacefully at his home in Colgan, on Sunday October 13, 2019. John Kearney, in his 77th year, beloved husband of Eileen Kearney (nee: Dunn). Loving father of Paul (Jenni-Lynne), Dave (Liana), Julie Greer (Mike), and Ed. Proud grandfather of: Raymond, Steven, Samantha, Alysha, and Lilly “Mushroom”. Dear brother of Marie Hogan (the late Frank), Michael (Betty),and the late Kay duQuesnay (Brian), and the late Neal (Pat). Lovingly remembered brother in law of Bob Dunn (Joan), Pat Bergin (Ben), Marg Milligan (Bob), and Mike Dunn (Jo-Ann). Sadly missed by his four legged friend Arly. Forever in the hearts of all of his extended family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. James Church Colgan on Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11:30am, with interment in St. James Cemetery Colgan. Following the interment, a Memorial Reception will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home #1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham 905-936-3477 at 1pm, with a time of spoken remembrances by the family at 1:30pm. For those who wish, donations in memory of John to Matthews House Hospice or St. Vincent DePaul would be appreciated by the family.
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Memorial Tribute

“John Kearney”
  1. Stacy Farmer wrote:

    I am very saddened to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.

  2. Jane Crombie wrote:

    Condolences to Eileen and the Kearney family. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Kim and Kevin Dermott wrote:

    A finer man could not ever be found. Kind thoughtful and loving, John loved his family and his life so much. He will be greatly missed.
    Our condolences to all of you.

  4. Pat & Melissa Sullivan wrote:

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Pat & Melissa Sullivan

  5. Ross & Doris Stafford wrote:

    Eileen & Family
    Our deepest condolences at this sad time. Our prayers are with you.

  6. Rozella Deveau wrote:

    My prayers will be with you and the family. John is save with our Lord .May he rest in peace. Take one day at a time
    I wish l could be with you . To help you.

  7. Reg & Mary Menchenton wrote:

    Eileen,Paul,Dave,Julie,&Eddie Sorry to hear of your loss. our deepest condolences to you all, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time John I will miss our laughs together

  8. Joan Lambert wrote:

    I’m am so sorry to hear about John’s passing, I really enjoyed chatting with him on my visits. My heart goes out to Eileen and the rest of the Family.

  9. Wayne & Darlene Elford wrote:

    Dear Eileen & Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We sure had a lot of good times & laughs over the years, especially when we all went to Las Vegas many years ago.
    Take care xx

  10. Kate, Dave, Jerrad and Josh Smith wrote:

    Eileen and Family
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. John was always so friendly and great to talk to.

  11. Klaus & Beatriz Baumfeld wrote:

    To Eileen & Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Family. I, personally will always remember our Trustee days working together and trying to solve all the issues! John is at rest now and in a much better place. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Beatriz & Klaus

  12. Joan Ronan and family wrote:

    John fought a good, long fight with his family always by his side. He carried the lord with him all the way. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and a true friend right till the very end. He will be truly missed.

  13. Bernadette, Mark, Emily, Clancy and Riley Bailey wrote:

    Dear Eileen and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    RIP John ❤️

  14. Bob & Pat Jackson wrote:

    Eileen & Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of a great guy

  15. Kathy Fitzgerald wrote:

    Eileen I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  16. Armstrong’s wrote:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all members of our “ Colgan family”. We know your hearts are broken with the loss of a man who was loved. Sincere condolences to the Kearney/Dunn families.
    Love Hugh and Rose Marie Armstrong

  17. Maureen Robinson wrote:

    Eileen, I have known John and you since our boys played hockey many years ago. He was such a lovely person. My condolences to you and all your family. May he rest in peace.

  18. Kay Healy & Jim Stone wrote:

    Dear Eileen and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing!
    John was a true gentleman with a heart of gold!
    Always warm and friendly and never too busy to stop and have a chat! He will be sorely missed for sure! Rest In Peace dear John.

  19. Shirley Stonehouse wrote:

    My sincere condolences go out to Eileen and family on John’s passing. He will be sorely missed by many.

  20. Martina Keogh wrote:

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

  21. Kara Harris wrote:

    I’m so sorry and saddened to hear of John’s passing. I pray for strength for all of you during this difficult time. John was a really special man who I know will be missed by all of you. Our deepest condolences go out to you.
    From Kara, Addison and Barrett

  22. marc ronan wrote:

    Sincere sympathy and condolences from the Ronan Family ; Great guy Great family

  23. Roy and Nancy Laver and Family wrote:

    Our deepest condolences go out to Eileen and family.
    Love and Hugs

  24. Jamie McGinty wrote:

    Mr Kearney will be so greatly missed. As a child I spent a lot of time hanging out at the house with Ed and I always remember how incredibly kind and respectful his father was. He truly had a heart of gold. Wishing his family incredible strength and love during this difficult time.

  25. Gleeson Family wrote:

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. He will be missed. RIP John.

  26. Maureen Biegel wrote:

    Deepest condolences to all the Kearney family at this sad time.

  27. Bob and Julie Eagan wrote:

    We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Kearney family at this very sad time. John will be so missed.

  28. Bonnie and Ken Pratt wrote:

    Eileen and family we are so very sorry for your loss. His personality was so warm,his chuckle so memorable and his love and commitment to his family, his church and his community so admirable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  29. Fran McDonell wrote:

    My condolences to Eileen and family. Colgan has lost a great addition to the community. John coached our little league baseball team the minute he entered Colgan it seems. He always brought a smile to those he met.

  30. Ginny & Ivor Cathcart wrote:

    We are so very saddened by the loss of John. We enjoyed many wonderful times with John. His warmth and caring always shone through and you never came away without feeling better in yourself after spending time with John. We are holding you all in our hearts and prayers at this time.

  31. Jen Fryer wrote:

    Alysha, our thoughts are with during this difficult time.
    Love Jen & Ron

  32. Brenda & Joseph Laird wrote:

    Our prayers are with you and the family. John was one of the first people we met at St James, he welcomed us with open arms and his big heart. He will be missed.

  33. Theresa and Larry Major wrote:

    Our condolences to Eileen and the Kearney family. It was always such a pleasure to run into John and have a chat. Thursday nights were a highlight of my dad’s week for years – John and Ernie would arrive early for their adoration hour, there would be some lively conversation, and then the three of them would say the rosary before dad headed home – it meant so much to him! We hope your faith and good memories help you through the loss of a wonderful husband, dad and grandfather.

  34. Vic and Toni MacPherson wrote:

    Dear Eileen and family:
    Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of a truly kind and gentle man. Our prayers are with you as you recall the many years of joyful and fond memories of John, and the love you shared.

  35. Ron and Paula Arcand wrote:

    Our most sincere condolences to all the Kearney family. John will surely be missed

  36. Bob & Susan Campbell wrote:

    It is with heavy hearts ♥️ that we read about John’s passing. We send our most sincere condolences and prayers for the family. God bless all of you in your time of sorrow.

  37. & Bill Zerback wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Eileen and family at this time of your loss. May memories help to console each one of you.

  38. Ruth Dermott wrote:

    Sorry I omitted my name on the above tribute.

  39. Paul, MaryLou and Jessica Maher wrote:

    Dear Eileen and Family,
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  40. Marilyn Burnett wrote:

    Very sorry for your loss. John was a kind, sweet man, who always had good thoughts and words to say. He will be sorely missed by many people.

  41. Jane Nopper wrote:

    To Eileen & Family…..so very saddened to hear of John’s passing…..the strength of your wonderful family will come through during this difficult period…..my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  42. Debbie Steffler wrote:

    To, Eileen & Family
    Very sorry for your loss. John had a good sense of humour & any time I saw him @ Tim Hortons or around the town he made me laugh. You have a nice family, with all your boys & daughter! Here is a verse from the Bible, Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

  43. Mary macdonald wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Johns passing, keeping you all in my prayers.

  44. Bill & Sandy Clark wrote:

    Eileen and Family. Very sad to hear of John’s passing. He will certainly be missed in our community but never forgotten.

  45. The Mallany family wrote:

    We are truly saddened by the news of Johns’ passing. He was a caring and generous soul. We are blessed to have known him and he will forever be in our hearts. Our sincere condolences to the Kearney family.

  46. Carol Gleeson wrote:

    John had a smile that was friendly and welcoming and will be missed. Sincere condolences Eileen to you and your family. R.I.P. John.

  47. Judy Meyer wrote:

    So shocked to hear of John’s passing. We shared many giggles when l visited. God give you strength, Eileen

  48. Anne and Mike Sledz wrote:

    Our condolences on the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He did so much for his community. We always enjoyed chatting with John as he could sure to give us a laugh. He will be greatly missed!

  49. Sara & Frank Marzari wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to you. We know this is a very difficult time. We send our prayers.

  50. Pattie Campbell wrote:

    Eileen and Family: Sending my deepest sympathy, love and prayers. Fond memories of John date back to childhood days in Colgan when he coached our softball team. He quickly earned our respect and a good time was had by all. I have been blessed to share many years of friendship with John, Eileen and family. He will be greatly missed!

  51. Deirdre,Sian, Niall,& Saoirse Carsonarson wrote:

    Dear Eileen and Children,
    We were so sorry to learn the news about John.Our hearts go out to you all. You have our deepest sympathy and our prayers.May you rest in peace, John

  52. Tammy Wilson wrote:

    My Deepest sympathies to the Family, In my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    Forever in your Hearts

  53. Bernie Eagan wrote:

    This lovely , friendly ,kind man who always spoke his mind when things were unjust , has gone to be with God . He will be so greatly missed but I like to think that John is now in the presence of the angels gathering all those Colganitess together up there : Flo and Jim , Gail and Mike , Pat , Ann et al . He will be telling them to get busy and intercede for us all and we will be richer for that . My deepest sympathies to you and your family Eileen .

  54. Bob and Sue Beck wrote:

    Condolences to Eileen and family . so sorry for your loss .

  55. Tom and Gaille Musgrove wrote:

    We offer our condolences to Eileen and family. We still remember watching hockey with you guys. He was a great guy.

  56. Bernice(Flynn)&Kevin Kincade wrote:

    Eileen and Family So saddened to hear of John’s passing you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  57. Al /Patricia Johnson wrote:

    We are extremely sorry to hear of John’s passing.He was our neighbor for many years(30+] Always supportive of family & community-I coached 2 sons Paul & David in minor hockey John always showed up for games- .Rest in peace John!!

  58. Norma-Jean Stephenson wrote:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Eileen and family, he will be fondly remembered.

  59. Evelyn Wadden and family wrote:

    Dear Eileen and family,so sorry to hear of John’s passing, sincere condolences to you and your family,John was a wonderful man Hugs

  60. Carol-Lynne and Larry Smilsky wrote:

    Eileen and family- Larry and I are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My memories go back over 50 years when you and I shared our apartment in Toronto and we were all dating.I am so glad that you got to celebrate your 50th together. May your happy memories help at this sad time–. Hugs!

  61. Rod & Crista Duggan wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies, we are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  62. Mike and Lynda Zulauf wrote:

    Eileen and family.
    Our condolences to you and your family. John will be missed by all who knew him. He was a devout man who lived his faith for everyone to see.
    Our friendship goes back many years. He will be greatly missed.

  63. Cecilia Peirce wrote:

    Eileen and Family, I am sorry to hear of John’s passing. Lots of memories of St. James and Colgan come to mind when I think of “John and Eileen”. May you be comforted by the knowledge that many hearts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  64. John Andras wrote:

    John was a warm, funny, wonderful man taken far too soon. He will be greatly missed.

  65. Catherine MacDonald wrote:

    Sincere sympathy. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. I served with John on the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. I recall his dedication and recognize your loss. God Bless.

  66. Phil and Linda. Morehouse wrote:

    Very sad for your loss, he touched every one with his love and kindness, teasing he was just adorable. I am glàd he touched are hearts.

  67. Marise & John Osborne Zinderdine wrote:

    Dear Eileen and family,may the love and memories you hold in your hearts, cushion your sorrow and bring you comfort. Wishing you peace and serenity,with our deepest sympathy and fond regards.

  68. Bruce & Vicki Baker wrote:

    Eileen & Family

    We are so sorry to hear of Johns passing.
    Our Thoughts and prayers are with you .

  69. Margo & John Cooney wrote:

    We are so saddened by John’s untimely passing. John was many wonderful things but the one thing that made John so amazing was his unfailing and total devotion to his loving wife, his wonderful children and the blessing of his grandchildren. We are going to miss John’s quick wit and sense of humour.
    Our deepest sympathy Eileen, Paul, Dave, Ed, Julie, your partners and children. Hold him in your heart and he will always be with you.

  70. Ray Pauline laverdiere wrote:

    Eileen and family.
    John was such a kind man. He will definetly be missed. Prayers are being sent your way.

  71. Hal & Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Eileen, Paul, Dave, Julie, Ed & families
    So sorry for your loss. John was such a kind and generous man who brought joy to everyone he met.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

  72. Monica Duggan wrote:

    Julie and family,
    So very sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

  73. Ailene Mabee wrote:

    To Eileen and family So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  74. Tim Clark wrote:

    Paul and Jenni-Lynne sorry for your loss. condolences to you and your family.

  75. Rosaleen Egan wrote:

    May you find peace, Eileen.

  76. Geoff and Andrea Keogh wrote:

    Please accept our family’s deepest condolences. I have fond memories of him from growing up in our small community.

  77. Tracy Currie and Family wrote:

    John will be greatly missed by all of us! His fun loving and warm personality made for fun times whenever we have had an opportunity to be in his company! Lots of great memories of John and our sincere condolences go out to all the family, especially Eileen, Dave, Liana, Steve and Sammy! Big hugs to you all! Xo. Tracy, Mike, Nate and Mayah

  78. Shelley Murray wrote:

    Eileen & Family.. I was shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was the first person to welcome our family to the area, so many years ago. He was always quick with his wit, and smile…he will be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  79. tom and lena raterman wrote:

    The John we have known for so many decades has always been a warm, affable, and accepting person. I never heard him say anything negative about anyone or anything. He has a generous and charitable soul that is to be cherished as a rare gift to all those who had the privilege to know him. Lena and I extend our sympathy to the family and the extended family many of whom it has been our privilege to know over the years.

  80. Jack & Mary McBride wrote:

    Eileen & family, We are deeply saddened by the news of John’s passing. He will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.

  81. Marilyn Pelley wrote:

    Eileen and family: We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing.I know Randy thought very highly of John, and his warmth and laughter will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  82. Rod and Joanne ferguson wrote:

    Paul and family, our most sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We are thinking of you at this time. Rod and Joanne

  83. Bernadette Tai-kanis wrote:

    Eileen and Family :
    Our deepest sympathy to you and family..
    I am so honored to know and work with John.He was a very kind and considerate person. John and you Eileen had welcome me in your home like I was a part of your amazing family. Truly a decent man. I always enjoyed our nice chats. John will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace John..

  84. Elaine Pittman & Family wrote:

    Eileen and family
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We always had a chat and a good laugh when we met. Rest In Peace John.

  85. An O’Leary wrote:

    Deepest condolences to all the family. Sorry for your loss, another of the excellent role models from our small community. John & the others will be trading one-liners again

  86. Loretto & Phil Robinson wrote:

    Dear Eileen & Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your many loving memories help you through this difficult time. John’s warmth and caring was so special. God Bless!

  87. Michael Kennedy & Patti Daley wrote:

    Dear Eileen & Family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. We will remember John fondly, a beautiful man, and will keep you in our thoughts.

  88. Richard and Joan Canning wrote:

    Dear Eileen and family

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. John was a very
    loving, caring, kind man that held a special place in our hearts. His quick wit and humour always thrilled us. A more fun loving person couldn’t be found. We will cherish the good times and memories we shared together on our many road trips and other events.
    Just remember part of your loved one lives in you and all those he loved. John will be missed by all.
    Love Richard and Joan

  89. Bill and Sharon Ireland wrote:

    To Eileen and all the family so sorry to hear the loss of John he certainly was a great man, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  90. Laura Campbell wrote:

    So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  91. Louise (Carney) & Neville rodricks wrote:

    Dear Eileen and family
    Our sincere condolences over the loss of a beautiful man. You Folks we’re always part of the prayerful St James family and I looked forward to seeing you & John when we visited at Mass. We will pray for JOHN and for you and your family. God bless.

  92. Nicole and Dennis wrote:

    We are saddened to hear the passing of your loving husband John. We do care and share your grief, even when he is no longer with us his memories will be cherished forever.
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    With Sympathy!

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