In Celebration of

John "Jack" Kearney

December 9, 1934 -  October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 83. Widower of Carole Anne (née Carney). Beloved father of Susan (Len van Beerschoten), the late Danny (Jennifer), Marianne (David Shum), Cathy (Tom Haberstroh), Carolyn (Geena Green) and William 'Bill' (Suzanna Nour). Proud grandfather of Morgan, Madison, Jade, Max, Ali, Dan and Aidan. Dear brother of Michael (Late Dorothy), Ann (Jacques Gauvin) and Patrick. Will be dearly remembered by his step granddaughter Erika, step great granddaughter Kyra and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Terry (Arlene).

Our father started his career as a member of the RCAF. A staunch supporter of labour rights, he was instrumental in the establishment of Local 2228 of the IBEW in Ottawa. He then spent the majority of his career as an international representative for the union. He left the life he loved as a well known and fierce negotiator and representative to spend more time with his family, and especially his grandchildren, in 1991.

Special thanks to the staff at Gouldbourn Village of the Carleton Lodge for the compassionate care provided to Jack for the last 10 years.

Friends are invited to pay respects at the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Notre Dame Cemetery and reception.

In lieu of flowers, memoriam donations to the JDRF ( are appreciated.


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Monique Gauthier (Collège de travail de Louis Gauthier)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Laval

Toutes mes sympaties a la famille.

Glen Hilton (Union Leader)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Kamloops

The Officers, Members and Staff of IBEW LU 993 send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family at this very difficult time.

Steve Kearney 

Entered October 10, 2018 from Toronto

Our thoughts and prayers go out to my uncle Jacks family. Rest In Peace uncle Jack.

Dale Ashton (IBEW Business Mgr/Fin. Sec; Asst Bus Mgr 1974 - 2001)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Penticton, BC

A very fine man and a good friend, I spent a lot of time with Jack and the "boys," at Progress Meetings, Conventions and the list goes on, but had a special appreciation for Jack's great mind and dedication to the brotherhood. Being a westerner, I didn't get to see him as often as I would have liked, but enjoyed the time I did spend with him. A man's man.......he will be missed by many of us, his "old" friends. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Suzanna Nour (Daughter in Law)

Entered October 11, 2018 from Bedfordshire United Kingdom

Rest in Peace Jack ,
No more struggling .....Rest in the sweet embrace of Carole Anne ...
My love to you and your beautiful wife,my mother in law who you have sorely missed and pined for these last 10 years .
I remember you telling me how in your retirement the two of you were" like children again " enjoying yourselves together ...You are re united for eternity .
Our Danny boy Kearney will help to carry his Gramps to his dear Granny and your younger grandson Aidan Kearney will be here with me across the ocean as we share a prayer for you .We are there in spirit .
I remember with tears happier and simpler times which we shared with you during our holidays in Canada .
You live on in your children and your grand children . X


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