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