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John Joseph Walsh

John Joseph Walsh

Date de décès : 1er janvier 2013

With great sadness the family of John Joseph Walsh of Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL born January 20, 1927 announce his passing on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 after a short illness. John is predeceased by his parents: Walter and Catherine (Callahan); brother Louis and sisters: Madeline (Ribando), Genevieve and Agnes. John will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of sixty years Helen and his seven children: Veronica (Kevin), Francis (Janice), Gary, Helen, Marie (Eric), Jacqueline (Kevin) and Marylou (Dan). Also leaving to mourn are his eleven grandchildren: Melissa, Shawn, Andrew, Ashley, Emily, Jason, Kyle, Benjamin, Luke, Liam, Peter and one great-grandchild Logan. John will be fondly missed by relatives, friends and employees. John’s business Urban Contracting (J.J. Walsh) Ltd. is well known around the City of St. John’s and the Avalon Peninsula. He was known as the Demolition Man, or the man who demolished numerous buildings within the city including the old City Hall. John or “Jack” as he was called worked tirelessly in his business and no job was too small or too big. At 85, he continued to work his until illness. His passion was telling stories, listening to Irish and Newfoundland music, time spent with his family in his country place (HELJAC Ponderosa) in Torbay and for collecting the unusual antiques and collectibles. This sparked his interest in his used collectable business and weekly garage sales. John was also one of the oldest vendors in the Royal St. John’s Regatta having participated for over 60 years. A special thank you for to the nurses and physicians at the L.A. Miller Centre, Palliative Care Unit and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre who provided exceptional care and respect to John and his family in their time of need so that John could pass with dignity. A special thank you to Dr. Mary Watson, John’s physician for over 20 years who tirelessly treated him and made many house calls enabling John to stay at his home that he loved. Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 and Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Road. Flowers gratefully accepted. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book please visit A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says,
“Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.Until the day comes we’re together again.”


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