John Hugh McCarron

02-Dec-1936 - 26-May-2021

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Posted by Gay McCarron | 04-Jun-2021

John was, what I believe is known as, a "first cousin one removed". In our early teens we spent many happy summers in the small seaside village of Bettystown some 48k north of Dublin, Ireland. John, always an elegant and graceful athlete showed early prowess in golf and tennis and earned him many admiring female fans. This sporting ability and his mix of gentle seriousness ,wit and sense of humour first seen then, made John a special person.
We largely lost touch after John went to Canada until I got one of his"out of the blue" phone calls. His great memory - mixed with a wee bit of fiction? - always brought me back vividly into family events involving the McCarron and Moriarty clans.
John always insisted he made the calls as his phone networks low call rates meant we could gossip at length! I met Aeden once on a visit to Aunt Mary - Hi Aeden! - and compared family tree information. I never met Grace and it was a delight to see her on the video link as she so lovingly spoke of John. Anyway John your great love for the the Blessed Mother impressed me greatly over the last years and clearly was a great solace in recent times. No doubt when St Peter 'gave you the nod to enter' she was there arms outstretched with a warm welcome - you deserved it. Gay

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Posted by Debbie & Armond Stansell | 03-Jun-2021

Thankyou for sharing the service online. Beautiful and lovely words. Our thoughts are with you guys in Manitoba.

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Posted by Wayne Ruff | 03-Jun-2021

I first met John when son Aeden attended Dakota Collegiate and I was Principal-we both got to celebrate Aeden’s athleticism and became even closer as we watched Aeden battle cancer-It was during these times that I observed his total commitment as a father to both Aeden and Grace- his Catholic faith and positive approach in celebrating good times as well as challenging times was evident-No blaming-no negativity only that smile
and sense of humour-
Our paths crossed again as John became one of the key players in Peter Kaufmann’s mayoralty campaign-he brought commitment-political sageness and a belief in Peter and the democratic process- his experience and daily story telling enlightened our team-When we did not win -John’s belief in fairness carried over into a post electoral campaign to ensure that voting at the ballot box was honest. The result was that numerous improvements were made to ensure that “one vote was one vote “ and “stuffing ballot boxes” would not be possible,
He lived his life with high principles based on his strong faith.
My condolences to members of his immediate family!
Rest In Peace John!

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Posted by Frank Ramdeen | 03-Jun-2021

A truer friend you will never find.. My mom loved him for his devotion and caring.. He will surely be missed

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Posted by George &Diane Cherepak | 02-Jun-2021

Our deepest condolences to John McCarron family, wife Shirley, son Aedan, daughter Grace and family, and families in California and Ireland. In the many years that John has been part of the family, we have always found him to be a vey kind, giving and loyal person. He will be missed, and on our special occasions his good humor and Irish ballads.

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Posted by eamon dillon | 02-Jun-2021

I first met John in Thompson Manitoba in February 1968. We were part of a big wave of young professionals hired by International Nickel of Canada. We two had been hired to staff INCO’s accounting department.
My wife, Kate and 2 small children would not arrive in Canada for another 2 months. John and Shirley had not yet met.
We quickly became friends and remained so until John died. John met Kate and our children. He and I together owned a motorboat on which we fished and explored.
John also became friends with many others who had arrived in Thompson; we both got involved with activities related to the Catholic parish.
In 1969 I left Thompson to move East. John remained and settled in Manitoba.
John and I met physically only twice since 1969; Once, with little Aedan he made an extended visit to Montreal. And I visited him once in Winnipeg where I met Shirley.
over 50 years our relationship developed by phone until recently when his declining health put a stop to that. We had come to know one-another very well. We shared things and trusted each other. We were friends.
John absorbed a great number of hard knocks in his lifetime. But, at no time did he allow these to shake his unwavering trust in God. His saintliness became more and more apparent.
He executed his responsibilities as husband and dad with total commitment. He was faithful to the end.
Without stint John loved his family and friends,
John, my dear friend, I know you are resting in peace with the Lord; just go easy with the tall tales.
We’ll meet again in a while.

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Posted by eamon dillon | 01-Jun-2021


John and I first met in Thompson Manitoba in February 1968. We were part of a big wave of young professionals brought in by International Nickel of Canada. John and I had been hired to staff INCO’s accounting department.
My wife, Kate and 2 small children would not arrive in Canada for another 2 months. John and Shirley had not yet met.
We quickly became friends and remained so up until John died. John met Kate in Thompson and played with our children. He and I jointly owned a motorboat in which we fished and explored.
John became friends with many others who had arrived in Thompson; we both got involved with activities related to the Catholic parish.
In 1969 I left Thompson to move East with Kate and the children. John remained and settled in Manitoba.
John and I met physically only twice since 1969; Once he came to Montreal with Aedan who was then a little boy. And I visited him once in Winnipeg where I met Shirley.
over 50 years our relationship developed by phone until recently when his declining health put a stop to that. We had come to know one-another very well. We shared things and trusted each other. We were friends.
John absorbed a great number of hard knocks in his lifetime. But, at no time did he allow these to shake his unwavering trust in God.
He executed his responsibilities as husband and Father with total commitment. He was faithful to the end.
Without stint John loved his family and those he met,
I believe that he became a saint.
John, my dear friend, I know you are resting in peace with the Lord; just go easy with the tall tales.
We’ll meet again in a while DV.


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Posted by SONDRA BOHNA | 31-May-2021

"Some cause joy wherever they go; others whenever they go."
Oscar Wilde

Uncle John was definitely in the former group. Things always got more fun when he was around! All of my memories of him include a joke at the ready, followed by a big, infectious laugh. He taught me what a "Mashie Niblick" was when he found out I'd started golfing (may want to Google that) I remember him as kind, always optimistic, and deeply spiritual. When he asked how you were, it was heartfelt and curious, not just a "throw-away". Uncle John caused Joy......and will be missed.
With love and condolences,
Sondra, Gabrielle and Addison Bohna

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Posted by Patience Ryan Humohrey | 31-May-2021

Our fathers were very close for a time, in Ireland. I was nine years younger, but we reconnected a few years ago, by phone. John was kind, spiritual and patient. Despite his many tribulations, his faith sustained him always. R.I.P. May flights of angels guide there to thy rest.

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Posted by George Morcos | 31-May-2021

John,
You are in our hearts, you were always good to us and helping us since we first met in 2002 at Office Depot that used to be in Pembina Hwy in 2002, first I moved with my family to Canada, and we will be forever grateful.
What a great man and friend you were, helping people without even knowing them. Rest In Peace, my friend and please pray for us in heaven.

To your Wife Shirley, son Aedan and daughter Grace, please accept our deepest condolences. We are praying and thinking of you at this difficult time.

George, Germine and the Boys

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