elevated gF7qp December 12, 1937 ~ October 21, 2020

elevated gF7qp Funeral Mass
Saturday, November 7, 2020 – By Invitation Only

elevated gF7qp Chapel of St. Joseph- Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

elevated gF7qp Interment

elevated gF7qp Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

elevated gF7qp Obituary

elevated gF7qp 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 gF7qp 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 gF7qp 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 gF7qp 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 gF7qp 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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Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed Notice

Due to the lightning and thunderstorms that were in the forecast for the time of our Mass and for your safety, this evening the Mass will be held indoors. The time needed to complete the setup of the Mass site, including chairs and audio equipment, requires us to use forecasts from the early afternoon. We appreciate your support and patience.

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