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