John Joseph Shortt

June 3, 1928December 21, 2012
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SHORTT, John Joseph;

June 3, 1928 – December 21, 2012.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of John Shortt after a lengthy illness. John has gone to join the love of his life, Mary, who predeceased him June 20, 2000. He is survived by his children John (Donna), Margaret (Howie), Eileen (Kevin), Richard (Sinead), Mary (Allan), Michael (Carol), and Kathleen. He will be lovingly remembered by his 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. John also leaves his 3 sisters, Peggy, Annie, Kathleen, and his brother Richard to mourn him. Predeceased by his brother David. John was a 35 year friend of Bill W. The family would like to thank Peggy and Robert Falloona for the loving care they have provided to our Dad throughout his illness. You made a difference in his life and for that we are grateful.

Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Toronto, on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dunstan’s Church, 3152 Danforth Ave, Toronto, on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Entombment will take place at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, 4570 Yonge Street, North York, immediately following the mass, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2012
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David Macauley

December 31, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Uncle John terribly.

December 30, 2012

The funeral service for Mr. Shortt was indeed a celebration of his life. The eulogy was so good, warm, touching and showed much love. The readings were done so well by the grandchildren. The priest was wonderful, too.

It was very moving being there and sharing our grief with so many of Mr. Shortt's loved ones and friends. He has touched and benefited more people than you will ever know. We are sad that he has passed on but are grateful to have known him for this short time here on earth.

Our hearts go out to each of his family members and we wish you peace.

With love and sympathy,

Linda Troy and Sean O'Toole

Marlene Kosabgy

December 29, 2012

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Stella Dore

December 28, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Anne Marie Maharaj

December 27, 2012

Sorry I cannot come to the viewing but my deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Shortt's family, especially Aunt Peggie and her husband.

Jane and Gordon Strother

December 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss especially so close to Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry not to be able to come to the viewing or to the funeral as Gordon is recovering from surgery.

Steve Brawley

December 27, 2012

Hey Richard, so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers go out to you... Steve and Donna

Renee Blundon

December 27, 2012

Sorry for your loss, forever in our hearts.
Love, Renee, Steve, Jacob, and Olivia

Anthony Ashworth

December 27, 2012

Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. Anthony Ashworth and family.

Stephen Macauley

December 26, 2012

My condolences for your loss. Uncle John was truly great.