John 'Jack' Mann

May 15, 1944October 21, 2020
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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of John Mann, age 76 on October 21, 2020. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Christina (Robertson) Mann. Jack was a very outgoing, charismatic soul who loved people and was larger than life. One of his greatest abilities was forming lasting friendships, some of which spanned decades. His gentle nature, keen interest in telling stories and commitment to helping others made everyone around him feel comfortable and at ease. When Jack was younger he was a shift foreman at Devco for thirty plus years until his retirement. He loved to dance and go to dances. He loved camping, travel, and watching his young kids ride their dirt bikes. He also had his own motorbike which he loved very much. He was also very proud of his beautiful view of the harbor and beach front property. He was known to take strangers into his home if they found themselves stranded, which is a true testament to his incredible kindness. Jack was a loving and dedicated father, and loved his children and grandchildren fiercely. He was married for 54 years to the absolute love of his life. Where they both loved to spend time with each other as well as family and friends. Jack loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. He loved going to the coffee shop to meet up with friends old and new. Taking his grandchildren fishing was one of life’s greatest pleasures for him. He will be forever remembered for his boisterous voice, caring heart and unconditional love. This gentle man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be forever loved and sorely missed. He is survived by his wife Melvena (Matthews) Mann, son John (Tammy) Mann, daughter Deborah Mann, sisters Linda (Bill) Tanner and Lois (Bob) Walker and brother Michael (Bernadette) Mann. Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Terilynn Renauld, John Lee and Jared Mann and his great grandson Nathan Mann. Special thanks to all of his care staff at Northside General Hospital, Harbourview Hospital and the QEII and to all of his homecare and VON support workers who took such wonderful care of him in the comfort of his home and to all who came to visit him in the hospital. A private service will be held at Carman United Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. Those unable to attend may join via the livestream available on Fillmore & Whitman’s facebook page starting at 2pm on Friday, Oct. 30th. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting Parted by death, we will all be reunited in Heaven.


  • Melvena (Matthews) Mann, Wife
  • John Mann (Tammy), Son
  • Deborah Mann, Daughter
  • Linda Tanner (Bill), Sister
  • Lois Walker (Bob), Sister
  • Michael Mann (Bernadette), Brother
  • Terilynn Renauld, Grandchild
  • John Lee Mann, Grandchild
  • Jared Mann, Grandchild
  • Nathan Mann, Great Grandchild
  • John and Christina (Robertson) Mann, Parents (deceased)


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 30, 2020



John 'Jack' Mann

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Noreen Rudderham

October 31, 2020

Deepest Condolences Melvena and family, may all your happy memories help ease your pain.
With Sympathy
Noreen and Miles Rudderham

Viola & Darryl Gray

October 29, 2020

Melvena & family - We are so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He was a very kind man & ready to help you whenever he could. He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, Melvena, and you take care of yourself.

Heather & David Mackenzie

October 29, 2020

Dear Melvena and family,We were and are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing,such a kind man and always had a smile for us and would sit and talk to us as long as we wanted,he will be remembered ❤️

Clarence Prince

October 29, 2020

Clarence Prince & Judy Shebib:
Melvena and family:
Judy and I were saddened to hear the news of Jack’s passing. He was a caring individual who loved conversing with people. He was well liked and will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you and yours at this sad time.

Wayne Sawchuk

October 29, 2020

Deepest sympathies to John's family. I taught John Junior Automobile Mechanics - a good student and great guy just like his Dad. God Bless you all.

april lahey

October 28, 2020

so sorry to hear of your dads passing our thoughts and prayers are with you

Cathy Reashore

October 28, 2020

Dear Melvina & family:

I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I enjoyed seeing & talking with John while working at Harbour View Hospital. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Cathy 🙏

Ian Robertson

October 28, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. Every time I met Jack, we always had a good laugh. God bless you.

Ian Robertson

Wendy Maclean

October 28, 2020

Sorry to hear about John.
Thoughts and prayers to you and yours .
God Speed.
Wendy, James and family.

betty robello (nee tobin)

October 28, 2020

Dear sorry to see this sad news... wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you.... old friend