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Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON

OBITUARIO

Jack (John Joseph) McAteer

13 diciembre , 19324 junio , 2019
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McAteer, Jack (John Joseph) Our dad completed his earthly journey early in the morning of June 4, 2019. Dad passed peacefully and beside Joan, the love of his life for the past 63 years. He will be fondly remembered for his wit, charm, and passion. He had a profound impact on his five children; Susan, Linda, David, John and Rick, their spouses, ten Grandchildren; John, Jaclyn, Angela, Sean, Chris, Ryan, Arora, Kiera, Roan and Liam, three Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a great number of treasured friends. Jack was a proud 1st-generation Canadian with a strong lived Irish heritage – He earned his ability to tell a great story from our Irish roots – roots our “Polish” mother Joan happily adopted, even baking Irish soda bread for him on St. Patrick’s Day. Early days in Toronto found Jack (then Jackie) in Cabbagetown before it was OK to live there; playing hockey, as Dad always said, with newspapers as shin pads, butter knives for skates and walking to and from grade school up-hill, both ways. He lived on Ontario Street with his mom and dad, Margaret and Peter McAteer, his twin brother Peter and big sister Maureen. Jack went to St. Michaels high school in Toronto. Even with a good education Jack always credited Joan with helping him learn to spell and to have good grammar, a skill he always tried to instill in his children. Dad had a love for precision – that generated an oft’ seen “eye-roll” from Joan who knew she taught him everything. Jack was the founder of the McAteer Group of Companies – an organization he was so proud of, believed in, and which now embraces the third generation of McAteers. Jack reflected on his life recently saying he had a great life and has a family that loves each other. What nicer blessing is there? The family will welcome friends at a visitation June 7th from 6pm to 8pm at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora. Jack’s funeral Mass will be Saturday June 8, 2019 at 10am at Lynette Hall of Our Lady of Grace Church in Aurora, Ontario 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora. “May the road rise up to meet you”.

Servicios

  • Visitation viernes, 7 junio , 2019
  • Funeral Mass sábado, 8 junio , 2019

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Jack (John Joseph) McAteer

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Irene Shelton

6 junio , 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the entire McAteer family. It’s so hard to believe this day has come. It was a pleasure to be his assistant for so many years and especially back in the days when I shared an office with Joan. I learned how kind, generous, honest and respected Jack was and I truly admired him. I will miss him dearly and treasure all the memories that I have. I hope Jack meets up with Ed up there and enjoys one more cigar. With Love, Irene.

Stephen Richard

6 junio , 2019

I was very saddened to hear that Mr. McAteer had passed. I had done some work for him and Joan a few years ago and found him to be honest, direct and with a great sense of humour. If I had a question or I was just saying goodbye at the end of the day I would almost always find him in his den. The funny thing is because of his stature and persona, I sometimes felt like I was walking into the high school principal's office. We would chat or discuss things but as soon as there was a lull, I would be dismissed with a wave or a word and he would go back to whatever he was doing. I'm not sure why but I usually felt a little relieved to be leaving his den afterward..... He was a very nice man and will be missed. God Bless

Ippy Serratore

6 junio , 2019

It is difficult to find the right words to describe how much Jack meant to me. I just knew from the moment I met him, that I was one of the lucky ones. I was blessed to have known him for many years. He was my mentor but most of all, he was my friend. He meant the world to me and I will miss him dearly. Jack, you may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
With love,
Ippy

MARK KATZ

6 junio , 2019

Through the nearly two decades I worked for McAteer’s and the many memories I have from that time when I remember Jack the word I have is respect. He was a man who earned it in so many ways. My condolences to Joan and the entire extended McAteer family.

Mark Hinchcliffe

5 junio , 2019

Your Father was such a great support to me over the many decades that I had the honour and privilege to know and work with him . He taught me what real integrity means both personally and professionally. He was the one who encouraged me to continue on in the employee benefits field which has enriched my life immeasurably through working with the many people who give to their Brothers and Sisters in that field.
One Trustees' meeting that I attended with Jack @ a motel had the lights go out unexpectedly and after not coming back on we finished the entire meeting with my high beams lighting up the room!

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