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John Cullen

John Thomas Cullen

Thursday, July 21st, 1932 - Friday, October 18th, 2019
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John Thomas Cullen July 21st, 1932- October 18th, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad, John “Jack” Thomas Cullen at the age of 87.
A wonderful husband, Dad, Papa, Grandpa, and Great Papa. A true gentleman who adored his family and was so proud of them.

Born in Lancaster, England on July 21st, 1932 to Charlie & Elsie Cullen. In 1954 Dad married Doreen Taylor (deceased) with whom he had his first child, a daughter Lynne.
In 1964 Dad married his second wife Clare Ann Turner (deceased 2006) and in 1967 Nicola was born, followed by Liam John in 1970. The family immigrated to Canada in 1975 and settled in Scarborough. Dad worked for Canada Wire and then moved to Alcan where he spent the remainder of his career. Alcan also brought Elsa Esquibel into his life. Together since 1993, they married in 2003 and shared a great love that included travel, family, and friends.

Dad is survived by his wife Elsa, children Lynne (Jim), Nicola, and Liam, son in law Rick and daughter in law Kathryn, Elsa’s children Beatriz and Grace (Cameron), grandchildren Lisa (Craig), Zachary, Sydney, Sabrina, and Nikolas, Natasha, Jason, Chantal, Patrick, Adriana, Vanessa, and Brayden, and his great grandchildren Sophie, Noah, and Owen John. Dad is survived by his brother Conroy (Vicki) and sister Maureen (Werner, deceased), along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

From all of us, here’s to you Dad- we love you and we will never forget you.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life to honour this incredible gentleman, on Saturday November 16th at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby. Visitation from 11:00 am until time of celebration of life service in the Barnes Chapel at 12 noon followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Charles Best Diabetes Centre in Whitby or Ronald McDonald House Hamilton. Both organizations have supported our family and we are forever grateful
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Philip J.W. Smith
  • Reception

    Location
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Fred & Simona Linde

Posted at 08:03pm
In memory of our dear friend John cullen.
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Simona Linde

Posted at 07:57pm
It is said that those who touch our lives, inspire us and value us. Jack did so for a long time. We cannot find words to express the honour and respect of having shared times together. We now celebrate his life and remember his kindness, honesty and integrity.
We were connected by Europe and once the subject would be served at the dinner table, the treasured stories would start pouring. Many times we look up for his advice. We learned a lot from him about gardening. He was always very proud of his children and grandchildren and cared with a special love for Elsa.
It was about 20 years ago when we introduced ourselves to Jack and Elsa. We thank them both for an amazing journey. We will greatly miss Jack, the English gentleman. Fred & Simona Linde
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Nelson and Christine Bendall

Posted at 11:02pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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