McCarthy, John ‘Jack’

McCarthy, John ‘Jack’

April 21st, 2021

After a short illness, Jack passed away at Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the age of 69. Predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (2020). Left to mourn his passing are his children, Kelly and Ryan (Jody); and grandchildren, Alyson and Benjamin. Jack was a business manager at London Health Sciences Centre for 25 years. Private funeral arrangements have been made. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. 

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Zarubin singhVery sorry to hear of the passing of you dad. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
Megan BougSo very saddened to hear of Jack's passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I worked with him in the OR at UH and we always called him Happy Jack! Even after he left the OR, he always made a point of popping in to say hi. He was one of the good ones for sure.
Kim Welshman I had the pleasure of knowing Jack and Linda at LHSC. My deepest sympathies to Ryan, Kelly and families. Jack always made your day with his great wit and amazing smile!
Murray & Cindy KempWe were very sorry to read this morning that your Dad had passed away recently as well as your Mom. We first met Linda and Jack 8 years ago at the 400 dock at Bridgeview Marina. They were both very friendly and Jack was always willing to grab some ropes when we were coming in to dock. Our condolences to your family.
Megan BougSo very saddened to hear of Jack's passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I worked with him in the OR at UH and we always called him Happy Jack! Even after he left the OR, he always made a point of popping in to say hi. He was one of the good ones for sure.
Jan BennettI am so sad to hear of Jack's passing. You have been our neighbours for so many years that it seems impossible to imagine life without them. My heartfelt sympathies are sent to you Kelly and Ryan (and family). He was 'Dad" to our kids and I will cherish the fond memories. Sending love to you all.
Jan BennettI am so sad to hear of Jack's passing. You have been our neighbours for so many years that it seems impossible to imagine life without them. My heartfelt sympathies are sent to you Kelly and Ryan (and family). He was 'Dad" to our kids and I will cherish the fond memories. Sending love to you all.
Norm CorrinRyan and Kelly I am very sorry to hear of Jack's death especially following so closely after your Mom's. I worked closely with your Dad for almost all of his long career with UH and LHSC. He was always a good man to be around. He was committed to the team and to doing good work for the organization. His open and friendly manner was often the key to establishing positive relationships and making good things happen. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Mike MillerSorry to hear that Jack has just recently passed away and that Linda passed in December. Condolences to the entire family. Over the last several years we shared some good laughs about boats and boating on Lake Huron. Jack’s big smile and hearty laugh will be missed as they would pass by our boat at Bridgeview.
Wayne ColledgeJack was a great friend of mine back in our formative years in Riverside. I played hockey and baseball with Jack and we were in the same class at Riverside High School and spent every morning before class at my house. At lunch time back to my house and Jack would watch Jeopardy on TV....he was great at it, knew all the right answers. Once he moved to London I would only see him at the occasional Golf tournament in the London area. We always remember each others birthday, he was born on April 25 and I was on April 21, sadly the day he passed. We used to joke that I was his senior and he needed to show me more respect. I could tell many stories about Jack, he will always be in my thoughts. My condolences go out to you Kelly and Ryan.
Mike MillerSorry to hear that Jack has just recently passed away and that Linda passed in December. Condolences to the entire family. Over the last several years we shared some good laughs about boats and boating on Lake Huron. Jack’s big smile and hearty laugh will be missed as they would pass by our boat at Bridgeview.
Lesley HuttonDear Kelly and Ryan. You may not remember me. I use to babysit both of you when Ryan was a little guy in childcare, I was his teacher.Your mom and dad where both so kind and friendly and loving. We had a great friendship. We would catch up every once in a while and they would talk about how proud of you both they where. They are gone far to soon. I hope you fine comfort in the memories you have. I send my condolences to both of you. Your parent got me hooked on Annie Lennox . I still love her. Thanks to them when I hear her. Your dad was such an amazing guy. Once visited me in the OR in the hospital, told the doctor to get it right. Sending you the strength to get you through the next few day and months. Jack is one of a kind he will be missed very much. LesleyHutton
Ed GrantKelly and Ryan, I was saddened to learn of the death of your father. We worked together at UH in the same department and your dad was always happy, smiling , resourceful and helpful. I did not know your mom, Linda, also passed away last year......a huge loss for your family. I’ll always remember what he told you kids when you were little ones..”This car can’t start until EVERYONE is buckled up” You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
DIANE BesterRyan, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad - and so soon after losing your mom. John and I are thinking of you, Jody, Kelly and the kids. Sending lots of hugs.
Nancy HowettI'm heartbroken. He was such a good man and a great friend. he will be missed.
Gord CampbellI enjoyed working with jack at UH. He was always a positive influence at the hospital. At one time there was a raffle and the prize was a round of golf with Jack. I won the raffle. He was a wonderful host for our round of golf which I will always remember.
Jeff & Kellie BarkerRyan and family, we’re sharing in your sadness and grief as you remember your Dad and Grandpa. Please accept our condolences and know we are thinking of you all during this difficult time. ❤️
Marianne JanicekRyan, Jody and Kelly I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll never forget his kindness driving your mom and I home from a trip we had taken to Australia. He drove us through the worst snow storm that I could remember and was as cool as could be. I’m still in shock. Please know your parents were loved by many.
Jennifer LongI am so sad to hear about Jack. I worked with him for many years at LHSC-University Hospital. Jack was a great person to work with and he always made the time to talk with you no matter how busy he was. He truly will be missed. My condolences to the McCarthy family.
JOHN FRAUMENIIt was a real pleasure to have worked with Jack at UH for many years. We got along very well. He always made sure whatever he did was best for the hospital and ultimately the patients. When each spring came Jack and I would talk golf always looking forward to his next game. He truly will be missed by many.
Grace YoungVery sorry for your loss, Kelly. I know that you are beyond devastated. Thinking of you and your brother during this sad and difficult time. May you find comfort in the thought that both your mom and dad are together and in peace that is eternal.
Wendy Bancroft-TeixeiraMy deepest sympathy Kelly. At this time of loss and sorrow, may you find comfort in those wonderfully special moments shared with your father. These will carry you during this very difficult time. May you always feel your father's kind and loving spirit with you.
Bebong FolefacI extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family, Kelly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family.
Intan TeddyMy deepest condolences, Kelly. We are thinking and praying for you and your family. May loving memories of your dad bring peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Wendy BarronI fondly remember your dad from our childhood neighbourhood in Riverside. We’d often cross paths, chatting and laughing on the walk to early elementary school. His smile, humour, and sweetness are unforgettable. Very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.
Jim HewettKelly and Ryan, sorry hear about the passing of your father Jack. I knew Jack for may years at UH. as he and I worked in the same department. He was a kind and generous person, Many times he gave me a ride home and on some occasion we had to go pick up Kelly in his 240Z sports car. I knew Jack was an avid golfer. I remember one time when one of our co-workers had a pool installed and then we all went over to the house to use the new pool, Jack and I put on a synchronized pool show for everyone using clothes pins for our noses. It was very funny. I have always thought about him over the years since leaving UH and wondered what he was up to. he will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences to both of you and your families.
Terry HeatherleyPlease accept my sincere condolences at this very sad time. Jack and I worked together for many years at University Hospital and LHSC. He was a good friend and associate that I new could always be counted on. I will always remember him with fondness and respect. Your father was a great guy. He will be sadly missed.
AngelaMy deepest condolences , Kelly and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sarah ArnoldI am so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. He was truly a great and kind man. He was always such a caring neighbour to have growing up. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
TajMy sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul TylecekI am so sorry for our loss. My condolences go out to Jack's Family. I once worked with Jack at a place called Hardy Geddes House in London. A home for teen boys. Jack was able to fill a room with his jolly happy personality and always had more to give to others. Some of the most endearing times with Jack were during our paddling trips down the Missinaibie River in Ontario's far North. He was able to lift the lowest spirits on the hardest days and will always be a kindred spirit to those whom shared this adventure. I know there are many Geddes Boys out there whom were touched by this wonderful man. We will miss you Jack, you gave so much to so many. And now you are at peace with your beloved Linda. My heart is with you. May we pass each other again. signed; Whitewater.
Emily Dearest Kelly, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I'm thinking of you during this difficult time and may you find some comfort in the loving memories made together.
KristieKelly, I'm so sorry for your loss and the pain this has caused you and your family. Thinking of you all.
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