John David Robert O’Hearn 1968 — 2018

John David Robert O’Hearn

With profound sadness, we the family of John David Robert O’Hearn announce his unfortunate passing on the evening of Monday March 5, 2018.  John was born in Chapleau Ontario in the fall of 1968.

At age 49, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer,  John left us with a legacy of love, family, and laughter that is unmatched.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Linda. His children Robbie, Rachael (Roger), Anthony (Miranda). His sweet grandchildren Ashton, Connor , and Lyla.  His loving mother Roseanne O’Hearn , and his siblings Ted, Bryan(Crystal), Lynnette (Timothy), Victoria (Sylvain). Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews throughout Canada will also miss John dearly.

With his sharp witted sense of humor and welcoming, outgoing personality, John made many friendships over his lifetime. Many would say he was a friend-for-life type of person. John was also a brilliant, hard working businessman during his careers with Lang Ventures, NCR, and partnership with BCLC. His generosity, kindness, and many other amicable traits were appreciated through out the community.

Many of John’s happiest times were spent with his grandchildren, fishing, shooting at the range, camping in Magna Bay ,  morning crosswords, and Sunday  afternoons watching classic movies with Linda.  He also loved to cook-almost as much as he loved to eat. Those who knew John would agree that he could never turn down a good poutine, or anything that included double cheese and double bacon!

John would like to let his precious grandchildren to know that his work here is done now.  He received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse.

He now has position above, which involves polishing the stars up in the sky. This job comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with his father Edward O’Hearn, Uncle Kerry O’Hearn, and some great friends he has not seen in some time.

We can find comfort easy with the countless wonderful memories John left us.  Only Sunshine for you now John.

The family wants to express their gratitude to the staff at Kamloops Hospice for their compassionate loving care they provided for John.

A Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9

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19 Tributes

  1. Paddy Nicholson
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Deepest Condolences to all who knew John. Let his memory shine through all.
    Paddy xo

  2. Ken Killins Jr.
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I knew John when we were young teenagers in Wawa. He was a great guy. My condolences to his wife and family.

  3. Bob&Sylvie Spekking
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Sincere & heartfelt condolences to you All!!! Thinking of you All during this difficult time.
    RIP John!

  4. Doug & Carol Cook
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Doug and I would like to extend our deepest
    Condolences to you and your family. Words
    Can’t take away the sadness your feeling. But please keep your happy memories of John close to your heart and smile when you think of them. We are blessed to have John as a friend. He has left a peace of himself
    With us with his always happy smiling face and the joy
    I could see on his face when he looked at you or was
    Playing with his grandkids. These are just small memories we will smile on when we think of him.
    Big hugs Linda.

  5. Elly Pitre
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Linda we are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. It was much to soon for him to go. I know how much he loved you and the family. I can still see his radiant smile as he wandered around Magna Bay. He will be miss. Hugs and strength to you.
    Elly and Kevin

  6. Linda and Larry Fitz
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time….John was an amazing man with a big heart full of love for family and friends.He will be deeply missed….Gone way too soon …love and hugs to all…

  7. Joan & Ken
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Our hearts break for you Linda and family. Johnie was agreat guy who will be missed but always remembered. Hugs

  8. carol
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Linda and Family, We are So very sorry for your Loss. Bill and CAROL.

  9. Beverley ohearn
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed .

  10. Jessie Johnson
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Linda, I remember the first time I met John, he was a happy smiley kind of guy them I saw you and him together for the first time and knew you were and always will be soul mates. He will be forever be missed. But know he is that bright star up above shining in heaven to light the way. God bless

    Daryl and Jessie

  11. Craig Basaraba
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    John was a respected friend and businessman, and he will be missed.
    Please accept condolences from all of us at IOSecure.

    A donation has been made to the Kamloops Hospice Association in his honour.

  12. Joy-Lynn Cook
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    My sincerest condolences to the O’Hearn family. Good memories of growing up with John and his siblings. It’s been a very long time. But you never forget your childhood friends. Rest easy John
    Joy-Lynn Cook (Hatfield)

  13. Gerry & Lawrence
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Linda and Family

    It was with great sadness that we learned of John’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these sorrowful times…….

    Your Magna Bay neighbors

  14. Vic Farnell
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi Linda,
    Although we never met, I feel like I know you from all the things John talked about in our frequent get togethers.
    John and I worked as a team for years on the BCLC account and remained good friiends even after he left NCR and I retired. What a tremendous asset he was to my NCR Sales team. John was one of those rare people who always had a positive attitude about any situation. He truly loved life, family and any challenges that came his way. I’m pretty sure he faced his final challenge with the same positive attitude. Be strong Linda, I know John would want you to be. My thoughts and prayers are with you and ur family.

  15. Peter Prusky
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    My sincere condolences to the O”Hearn family.John was a great friend and we shared many memories growing up in Wawa. RIP my friend.

  16. Loni and Cliff
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    We are so shocked and sad to hear of John’s passing. He always was so much fun to be around, happy, funny and an all-around great guy. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time.

  17. Debbie Banks
    Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    So very sorry for your loss…I have great memories of growing up with John and his family. He was so proud of you all by the posts I saw..You were his life and You are his legacy…Thoughts and prayers to all

  18. Leandra & Randy
    Posted March 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Linda my heart is so sad for you and your family. It is a terrible shock that such a vibrant and fun loving man is gone way too soon. John was an exceptional person and will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  19. Bev & Vic Poleschuk
    Posted March 16, 2018 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    So very shocked and sad to hear of Johns passing. He was such a great guy to work with and he spoke of his family often. May it comfort you to know that he was held in such high regard by so many people for the sincere person that he was. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time

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