Long Time Member John Cleary Passes Away March 2018

John Cleary

John Cleary was a respected and long time member of the Fleet Safety Council and unfortunately passed away on March 3, 2018. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of John.

CLEARY, John G. June 23, 1940 – March 3, 2018 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend of Yvonne (Mayers). Cherished father of Jennifer (Chris) and Jillian (Roman). He will be missed by his grandsons Andrew, Nathan, Adam and Alex. He leaves behind a loving brother Mike (Judy), mother-in-law Val Mayers, brother-in-law of Keith (Val) and Ross (Chris) and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. J. Pinthus, Dr. G. Fraser and ICU team at Juravinski. Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Salvation Army Meadowlands, 187 Stone Church Rd. W., Ancaster, L9K 0A3 on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12 noon. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

John Cleary

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  1. The late John Cleary was remembered today at a Remembrance Service at The Salvation Army Citadel on Stonechurch West, Hamilton. Fleet Safety Council Members in attendance were Nick Nicholson, Jim Redden, and Rudy Sobschak. The place (a large church) was packed and a large number of John’s relatives were there.
    In talking to Major Ken Smith (officiating clergy) afterward, I found it interesting that John’s connection to the facility was by way of Tim Hortons. He met almost daily with a previous Padre of the facility for coffee and conversation for a number of years. Major Ken Smith and his wife, newcomers to the position, were very honoured to do this for John.
    We heard of a number of adventures of John’s previously unknown to Council Members. He was quite a fellow, well liked, honoured and a pure gentleman. John was a former Chapter Chair of Hamilton-Niagara and the longest serving Member (1987) being one of the four transferees from Toronto Chapter when Hamilton-Niagara was founded. He will be fondly remembered.

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