McCarthy, John (Jack)

MCCARTHY, John (Jack)

1932 - 2021

McCarthy, John Joseph (Jack) Passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the age of 88. Jack was born in Kirkland Lake on November 25, 1932, to James and Mary McCarthy (nee Folan).  He is survived by his children Kevin (Bonnie), Tracy (Tim), and Sean.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jesse McCarthy (Lindsay), Spencer Krueger (Mitch), and Taylor Krueger (Cody), and great-grandchildren Waylon McCarthy and Josie Jones.  He is going to be missed by his sister and brothers-in-law, Myra McCarthy (Jimmy McCarthy deceased), George Rocks (Doreen), Wendy Wren (Ken), and Brian Topliss (Heather), as well as his many nieces and nephews.  Jack was predeceased by the love of his life Marian (nee Rocks) in 2016 and his brothers Jimmy and Patrick.  Dad was an amazing husband and father. He was devoted to his family and was one of the nicest people you could ever meet.  Jack was a proud Irishman and loved being a Kirkland Laker. Special thanks to the team at TPR for taking such special care of Dad.  A private family service and burial have already taken place with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.  Any donations in Jack’s memory can be made to the Teck Pioneer Residence. 

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Sean and family

Sending love and healing to all of those who loved Jack, lighting a candle now. He was a very sweet soul. Godspeed

Sally and Henry Melong, September 23, 2021

Sean and family .

So very sorry to hear of your loss,your dad was a true gentleman,and proud family man,thinking of you at this difficult time.R.I.P. Jack.

Annice and Bob Tilley , September 23, 2021


My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. Thinking of all of you at this very sad time!!

Cherryl, September 23, 2021

The McCarthy Family

Condolences to the McCarthy sorry for your loss.

Rick & Judy (Cale) Gervais, September 23, 2021

The McCarthy families

We are so sorry for your loss. I visited with Jack often when I went up to TPR to see my Dad and Uncle. He always had a smile and nod. May your memories bring you comfort.

Carlo and Sandy Dal Pai, September 23, 2021

Kevin, Tracy, Sean and Family

Our condolences on the passing of your dad. He certainly lived life to the fullest!

Francine and Dean Archer

Francine Archer, September 23, 2021

Sean and Family

So very sorry for your loss Sean. Our most sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Lynn, Lee and Tammy O’Reilly

Lynn , September 23, 2021

The family of Jack McCarthy

Sean, we are so sorry to hear of your dads passing, he was such a great person and we know how much he will be missed by all of you. Stay strong as that is what your dad would expect of you. RIP Jack Gloria and Willie Semple

Gloria Semple, September 23, 2021

The MCarthy family

Our deepest sympathy.

Bill and Doris Uhrayn, September 23, 2021

The McCarthy Family

Sincere condolences

Brigitte & Gord Rowe

Gord Rowe, September 24, 2021

Kevin, Tracy , Kevin and Families

We are so sorry to receive the news of Jack’s death. What great neighbours he and Marian were for so many years. We can remember them giving us their wall papering expertise in our first home shortly after becoming their neighbours. Surprisingly it turned out very well! We will miss Jack’s friendliness, sense of humour and general ability to make everyone feel better !
Our condolences — a great guy—Brian and Gale

Brian and Gale Hamilton , September 24, 2021

Kevin and family

Worked for Jack as a shift mechanic. It was a pleasure. The world needs more people like Jack.

Jim Lang, September 24, 2021


Sean, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in that your dad had a long and full life. My thoughts are with you.

Sandra Gordon, September 24, 2021

The McCarthy Family

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was friends with my Dad (Bill Beard, who passed away this past February). I was always sure to have a quick chat with your Dad on my way in where he and Dad enjoyed sitting in the front. He was a very kind man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marjorie Harvey, September 25, 2021

Kevin Tracy and Sean

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Jack was a real character and I have nothing but great memories of him.

Shawn Theriault, September 26, 2021

Kevin, Tracy, Sean and all the Family

Awww, so sad to hear of Jack's passing. He was a kind, gentle and knowledgeable man, a whiz at Trivia!! We have many great memories of your Mom and Dad both from here in KL and on our trips to Mexico.
Cherish your own memories.
Hugs to all.
Doreen and Des Sasseville

Des and Doreen Sasseville, September 26, 2021

Jack's Family

Just a delightful and enjoyable man. He and his wife were neighbors of ours. Enjoyed many laughter filled visits. Our condolences to all of you.

Bill and Linda, September 27, 2021

McCarthy Family

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a special man and will be greatly missed.
Jack was always a gentlemen at work and at play. Jack’s good nature enhanced his co-workers day and left everyone feeling like they were a team.
Henry (Dad) will be anticipating the resumption of your antics and shenanigans.

Pauline Lessard, September 30, 2021

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