elevated ywGRh April 25, 1957 – April 2, 2019
elevated ywGRh Visitation
Monday April 8, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm
elevated ywGRh Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated ywGRh Funeral Mass
Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 11am
elevated ywGRh Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 15347 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1N7
elevated ywGRh Reception
Carrying Place Golf and Country Club following the Mass 16750 Weston Rd, King, ON L7B 0C7
elevated ywGRh Obituary
elevated ywGRh It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of John Mahony on April 2nd, 2019. John’s 61 action-packed years ended after a sudden and massive brain hemorrhage. Thankfully, he was surrounded by his loving wife Sue and children Mark and Claire. John is survived by siblings Mike (Maureen), MaryAnn (Dan), Sheila, Patty, Paul (Marussa), Theresa, Bernie (Fran), Carol (Pat), Jean (Dan), Ed (Janet), and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Tom and Mildred, and sister Helen (Tom). John will be fondly remembered by his Cronin family, including Sue’s parents John and Dorothy, Sue’s siblings Philip (Alicia), Cathy (John), Bob (Gayle), Tom (Kathryn), and their children.
elevated ywGRh John’s great love was his family, and Sue, Mark, and Claire were central to his life. He loved no place more than our cottage at Lake of Bays. Our many family activities included huge tennis games with the kids, their cousins, Cathy, John P, Tom, Kathryn, and Sue. He loved the games of golf at the local 9-hole course where he taught us to play. He loved chatting, having a beer, and taking in the sunsets from the dock. He spent countless hours cycling the roads around Lake of Bays and the King area. He participated in many long rides, but the Tour for Kids events were his favourite. Those close to John knew that running was his other passion. He completed several Boston Marathons including several with his brother Mike and another with Bob and Philip. John loved to laugh. His quick wit and laughter were enjoyed by all, including those a part of the “Spirit of the Journey”. Their times together would be filled with various activities including, golf, skiing, cycling, and hours of banter.
elevated ywGRh John had a very successful professional career, most recently with OLG and previously with Johnson & Johnson and Pillsbury. He was a strong leader who brought great passion to everything he did. His loyalty made him a friend and mentor to so many. Building teams and supporting the development of the people he worked with was always a priority for John and was greatly appreciated by those influenced by his actions.
elevated ywGRh A private internment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of John to your favourite charity.
elevated ywGRh John, rest in peace knowing you were loved and that Mark, Claire and I felt your tremendous love. We will carry on with you not in our sight but in our hearts. We love you.
Susan, Chuck and I are so sorry to hear about John. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Sincere Condolences to the Mahony family. Even though I have been retired for 17 years, remember John very well having played a few golf games with him at McNeil.
Always found John to be a very good listner and a gentleman.
Remember the good times with him and my prayers are with you all during these trying times.
So sorry to hear of John’s sudden passing. He was a good friend and colleague while we worked together at Johnson and Johnson in Guelph. Always remember visiting your home as you lent us a baby swing many years ago for our youngest daughter. May you treasure the memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
We will miss his smile and love for the game at the golf course here in cottage country. He was such a gentlemen. We send our sincere condolences to his family.
Condolences to Sue and the family. I was fortunate to have worked with John while he was at the Grocery Division of Canada Packers. He will be sadly missed.
I attended Sts. Peter & Paul school (& parish) with John, and also went to Grade 9 at Cathedral H.S. where I was in John’s class (Class 9-2). I changed schools after that, and lost touch with him, although I spoke with his father from time to time when I bumped into him. I recall John as a very bright student and a very decent person. How fortunate for those who knew him! My condolences to his entire family.
My sincere condolences to Sue, Mark and family whom I know only from the LOB Tennis Club. Played a little tennis with John, a real gentleman.
John was my first manager when I joined J&J and he was a true role model for living by the Credo values. Over the years John’s passion for running was evident many times when we traveled together as I often found myself running to keep up with John in airports. People were a real priority for John. He supported and inspired me and many others through our careers. My sincere condolences to Sue, Mark,Claire and the broader family.