Oshawa Funeral Home


John Patrick Hickey

March 7, 1945May 8, 2021

On Saturday May 8, 2021 the Hickey family lost a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle, to Parkinson’s and a severe stroke. John Patrick Hickey is finally at peace. John was the beloved husband of Marlene for 52 plus years. John was a treasured father to Kim (John); Brian (Heather); loving Grandfather to Serena, Phillip, Kelsey, Collin, Charlize, and Liam. Cherished Brother to Martin (Susanne (d)), Anne Marie (d), Terry (Eleanor), Judy (Rob), Susan (d), Kathy (Brian), and Tim (Shelley). John will be sorely missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carol and Ron Williamson. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Peterborough, he lived for adventure, was known for his toughness, won’t quit attitude, and playing football for St. Peter’s. Some of his fondest memories as a youth were working as a newspaper boy and working at Red and White’s General Store. His adult career started at Outboard Marine, moved on to Sears, he then rounded out his career working in Corrections. He loved playing and watching sports, refereed Wheelchair Basketball and was quite the card player. John offered up his time with heart and soul for the Seniors at Taunton Mills, whether it was playing cards or doing recreational activities and playing Santa Claus. His charismatic and giving nature extended to not only his friends but also to his church family at All Saints Anglican Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to go to All Saints Anglican Church or a charity of their choice.

Arrangements entrusted to THE OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME. Please leave condolences at under John’s obituary.

A celebration of his life will be held later when his family and friends can gather and raise a glass of scotch in his memory. That is what he would want.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Janet Hosking

May 17, 2021

Marlene and family, I am so sorry to hear your husband has passed away. Thinking of you during this sad time.

Barbara Tutton

May 15, 2021

Marlene, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. You will certainly have beautiful memories of John to enjoy with your children and grandchildren. You are in my
thoughts and prayers.
Touch the past and embrace the future.

Nancy Rusnell

May 14, 2021

I am truly sorry for your loss. Growing up with Kim, I have many found memories surrounding John. He was truly a kind and funny man, who I compared to my own fathers attributes. I hope he has found the peace he so rightfully deserved. Hugs, love and my prayers to the whole family.

Chris Berthelot

May 12, 2021

John and Marlene were like second parents to me. They allowed me in their home twice without a second thought and treated me like their own. John was a hard worker and a fun loving guy. My fond memories include SteamWhistle, coaching basketball together, golfing, cribbage, a good story, and a cold drink. It would be a shame if you didn't know him, but there aren't many of those people. RIP my friend, you will be remembered and missed.

Jeanette and Ross McCrae

May 12, 2021

To Marlene and Family, we send our love and warm thoughts to you today. John was always a very pleasant person. We enjoyed it when we spent time with him. He had the biggest smile, that is why the seniors loved him so much. Hugs, to you all. Jeanette and Ross

Dan Kennedy

May 12, 2021

John was a great guy with a kind heart. I have many great memories of John as he was a valued volunteer, including memories of when he played the role of Santa at Christmas time. Many of the children and grandchildren of residents, families, and staff (of Taunton Mills) including my own children were blessed with his presence and kind heart. My deepest condolences go out to John's family.

Dan Kennedy

Christal Leduc

May 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss, thinking of Marlene and family. John was the best Santa Taunton Mills ever had.


Andrew Hickey

May 11, 2021

I have many fond memories of my Uncle John. I will never forget the old days in Oshawa and watching him play baseball on the weekends. A recent memory was our trip to the University of Notre Dame. We all enjoyed our weekend on campus and it was wonderful to share that memory with him. He will be missed.

Anita Due

May 11, 2021

On behalf of the whitby jail staff who worked with John, we send our condolences to the family.

Greg Stevenson

May 11, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Lots of memories back in Mackenzie Park.
Helen & Greg Stevenson