elevated tjtOd December 12, 1937 ~ October 21, 2020
elevated tjtOd Funeral Mass
Saturday, November 7, 2020 – By Invitation Only
elevated tjtOd Chapel of St. Joseph- Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated tjtOd Interment
elevated tjtOd Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated tjtOd Obituary
elevated tjtOd It is with great sadness AND tremendous joy that we say goodbye to A. John Rourke who passed away peacefully at 6am on Wednesday October 21st at North York General Hospital from heart failure. He is now in eternal paradise with Jesus and all the saints that have gone before him. Joining his siblings, Terry, Pat, Janet, Brian and Charles. Along with his parents John Spencer and Elinor. As well as his son, Sean. We know they are having one big Rourke Family Reunion! “Buagh”(Irish family motto meaning victory)!
elevated tjtOd John was the devoted husband to Dianne, beloved daddy to Stéphanie (Rob), Jennifer (Tom), Kelly (Gary), Sean (Fran), grandfather to Luke, Taylor, Karley, Dakota, Travis, Spencer and Alma-Sofia, uncle, brother and friend to many.
elevated tjtOd John will be desperately missed and deeply remembered for his ability to tell detailed stories, sense of adventure, love of music, tenderness and compassion. His quiet strength and sensitivity attracted many to want to be in his company.
elevated tjtOd There will be a family only celebration of life in November at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill where John will be laid to rest near his son, Sean, who passed away in February 2020.
elevated tjtOd In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital where John & Dianne faithfully volunteered for the last 6 years. https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute
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