elevated 3pZj4 April 25, 1957 – April 2, 2019
elevated 3pZj4 Visitation
Monday April 8, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm
elevated 3pZj4 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated 3pZj4 Funeral Mass
Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 11am
elevated 3pZj4 Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church 15347 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1N7
elevated 3pZj4 Reception
Carrying Place Golf and Country Club following the Mass 16750 Weston Rd, King, ON L7B 0C7
elevated 3pZj4 Obituary
elevated 3pZj4 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 3pZj4 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 3pZj4 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 3pZj4 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 3pZj4 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.