John Edward McMahon

John Edward McMahon has transitioned from his happy earthly life to his new heavenly home.

Son of the late Theresa and John, and son-in-law to the late Dolly and Maurice Cook. Brother of the late Patricia Girard (2011) and surviving spouse Alphonse, and Mary Ellen Stein (late John A., 2016), and families.

Carolyn, Launa, Sarri, and Sonia mourn the passing of their dedicated and fun-loving husband and father due to the rapid progression of cancer. John, born on March 11, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, peacefully passed at home on Friday February 16, 2018 with his wife and three daughters, and his genuinely caring sister-in-law Sandy by his side. Chris Deline, Louis Comartin, and Mark Stonefish, as well as Jeff Thibert hold him in their hearts. John’s precious and admired grandchildren Dellsie, Brennan, Rowyn, Nolan, and Gavin will fondly remember, smile and laugh, thinking of all the special times with Pepe.

As he gave in his life, John requested that his body be donated to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, with the hope of benefitting others.

Visitation will take place at the Tilbury KC, 20 Dupuis Street in Tilbury on Thursday February 22, 2018 from 3:00pm-7:30pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church near Merlin, where he was a dedicated member, on Friday February 23, 2018 at 11:00am. We will also plan a casual memorial bonfire, and send some written messages upward, in warmer weather.

John has asked that donations be made to help others, in place of flowers or memorial tributes. In the spirit of his giving and caring nature, we are honoured and privileged to follow that request. Some ideas include: donating blood, registering as an organ donor, donating to food banks, or your own special charities of which John’s favourites were the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, The Terry Fox Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent or Windsor-Essex Branch, and the Canadian Spinal Research Organization.

To celebrate John’s life, we hope you’ll happily choose to cherish family, friends, as well as attend their games and events, eat M&M’s or anything chocolate, drink a glass of root beer and toast “Here’s to you John!”, visit the shut-in people in your area, cut the grass, and play euchre.

For everyone who touched John’s life, and for everyone whose life was positively impacted by John, we are forever grateful.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc., Chatham Ontario.
If you so choose, you may share a memory at www.lifetransitions.ca

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  1. My condolences to the whole family. While i was just his mail lady. He was always a friendly face waving at me going by or chat be the maillbox…. would see him often out cutting the grass around his property,,. Rest in peace John

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss his faithful attendance – and occasional very loud expression of opinion – at the Cobras games. He was a faithful fan and loving family man who will be missed by many.

    1. Thank you so much. I always love seeing all of you grandparents chatting and enjoying yourselves at the games. I will really miss Dad there too.

  3. Dear Carolyn, Launa, Sarri, Sonia and families.

    We are very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. May all the wonderful memories of John bring you comfort during this time.

    Ken & Diane McKinlay

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss, Carolyn! My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Cheryl Kirk

  5. So sorry to hear of your loss. He was truly a nice guy and will be remembered by many. Sympathies to all and God Bless

  6. To my dear friend, Maryellen and family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely from Corinne, Ken, Anita and Peter.

  7. Dear Sonia, Louis, Dellsie, Nolan & extended family
    We are very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a very friendly man and gave much of his time to others.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
    May all the wonderful memories of your Dad console you.
    May he rest in peace.

  8. Carolyn, Launa, Sarri, Sonia and Grandchildren: Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family. John will be remembered and missed especially for his service to his Community, Church, and Love of His Family.

  9. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time, my sincere thoughts are with you.

    Carrol J Imeson

  10. Dear Sonia
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely Peg Leithead (CMH volunteer)

  11. Dear Carolyn and family,
    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was truly one of the “good guys” always kind hearted and a giving person. May your happy memories comfort you at this very sad time.

  12. Sending my sympathy to all of John’s family! Will miss seeing him at church….where he was always helping a cause or some individual.Joann

  13. Carolyn, Launa, Sonia, Sarri
    May fond memories of John bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  14. Carolyn and family
    We will miss seeing John at St. Patrick’s Church. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Carolyn and your family.
    Bernard & Veronica Girard

  15. Deepest Sympathies to you Carolyn and all your family. John will be remembered dearly and with a smile. He always made us laugh with his stories he told whenever he came to the meat market. Please know that we will be thinking of you and praying for you all.

  16. Yvonne and Art Guilbeault
    Feb 21.2018
    Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the McMahon family. May he rest in peace.

  17. A wonderful guy with a great sense of humour. Always made my Dad laugh. My condolences to his family and many friends.

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time . We have many fond memories of John.

  19. Sonia and Family,

    I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I’m sorry I can’t be at visitation, but Sonia, you know I’ll be paying it forward in the rescue world.
    Thinking of you.

  20. Sonia….so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Take care.

  21. Carolyn, Launa, Sarri and Sonia and families and Mary Ellen
    We extend our sincere condolences during this difficult time. John was always a kind good natured man and I’m sure will be deeply missed. May your wonderful memories of him stay with you forever. God Bless.

  22. Sarri and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  23. Sarri and family—
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  24. Launa, Chris and family, please accept Judy’s and my condolences on your recent loss. Although I did not know John well, what I do remember is his genuine willingness to be so helpful to our optimist club. His generosity in allowing us to store our truck in his ‘barn’ through the past few winters was certainly well received by our members. I did have the opportunity last year to have a discussion with him and thanked him for his support of our club. He was very humble in his acceptance of my remarks which is a true representation of his personality.

  25. Dear Sonia, My deepest sympathy at the loss of your Dad. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and all your family as you travel this road of life without your Dad.
    Shelley Sales

  26. Dear Carolyn, Launa, Sarri, Sonia and families. We were so sorry to hear that John has passed, he had such a presence and will be sincerely missed. Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  27. John was a true representative of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, we were so priviledged to have him as our brother. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family, and the community on the loss of such a great man. We have gained an angel…Amen

  28. Kent Gardiner and Shelley Gardiner-McVety

    Dear Carolyn and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss John’s visit’s especially dad who didn’t get out much. John had great stories to tell and always made him laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    kK

  29. Our deepest sympathy to John’ family. He was a truly joyful soul. He will be deeply missed by all. Dave and Jane.

  30. My condolences to the McMahon family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  31. Deepest condolences to the whole McMahon family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Looking forward to hearing more about that bonfire.

  32. Dear Carolyn and Family, I’m very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I enjoyed talking to him and you always got how important his family was to him. Definitely a good guy.

  33. Carolyn & family, I am so sorry to just now hear of John’s passing. As you know, he was a God-send to us when Bill got sick, just showing up out of the blue because he thought we just might need some help. We have always been amazed at the kindness and generosity he showed us, becoming an incredible source of support and treasured friend. He continued to drop in on Earle and I whenever he was in the Sarnia area, which we are so grateful for. He was an example for us all, and the world is certainly a better place because of his presence in it. I am out of the country right now, but hope you will drop me a line when the memorial comes around. Marie
    mariefarquharson@gmail.com

  34. Awww Marie. It was so nice to hear all of that and we’re happy he could help all of you. Very touching. Thank you.

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