John Raymond Ezard

19-Jan-1942 - 02-Feb-2022

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory

EZARD, John R. CD, RCN Ret., Deacon

Jocelyne, the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sadly inform you of the death of their husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, John Raymond Ezard, on the 2nd day of February 2022, at the age of 80.
John, husband of Jocelyne (nee Hart) for 57 years, childhood sweetheart for many more; Father of Angela Tessier, the late Dale Ezard (2021), and Lynn Shorts; grandfather of Maria Papps (Keenan), David Tessier (Rachel), Katharine Tessier (Cole) and Micah Shorts; great grandfather of Joey, Isabelle, Caleb,Jack and Olivia; son of the late Rex Ezard and the late Veronica Ezard (nee Wattie); brother of Joan Wissell (Kenny) and Barry Ezard (Mary); was truly blessed having those whom God chose to journey with him. God is good, all the time.

John, born in Cornwall on the 19th of January, 1942, was married to Jocelyne on the 5th of September, 1964. He was ordained Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Kingston on the 2nd of September, 1995. John was appointed Pastoral Minister to serve the people of God in Blessed Sacrament, Amherstview, St. Linus, Bath, St. Bartholomew, Amherst Island; Holy Family, Kingston and St. Barnaby, Brewers Mills.

Visitation will be held at GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive, (Taylor Kidd and Centennial Drive) on Tuesday February 8th 2022 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm – 9pm. Please call 613-546-5150 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register your attendance.

The Mass of Cristian Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 490 Day’s Road, on Wednesday February 9th 2022 at 11am. Please call 613-546-5150 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register your attendance.
Cremation will follow the mass, with an interment at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to: Heart & Stroke, the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, will be appreciated.

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Please call the funeral home 613-546-5150 to register for your attendance at the visitation or your attendance for the Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Cecile Downey | 10-Feb-2022

Dear Jocelyne and family, I was sadden to hear of John’s passing. I worked along side of John at Blessed Sacrament in Amherstview. He was a wonderful person to work with. He was very Holy person and very kind to me and the parishioners of Blessed Sacrement . He is at rest now, and will be missed. RIP

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Posted by Sam and Lois Simard Simard | 10-Feb-2022

To Jocelyne and family, Lois and I share your grief in this difficult time in your life. I have fond memories of Kingston and Bermuda John was a leader and a dedicated military man. Our sincere condolences To the family. Another good man gone too soon.

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