John Bernard Cleary


It is with a deep sense of sorrow and loss, our family announces the sudden passing of John (Jack) Cleary at his home in Fort Saskatchewan, AB on March 31, 2018 at the age of 64 years.

Jack was born on April 23, 1953 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia, to the Late: Gregory and Clara Cleary.

He will be sadly missed and is survived by his daughter Sheena (Kyle), grandson Brayden;  son Rene (Sophia), grandchildren Shayla, Teegan, Carsen and Skyelar; sisters Auldeen of Scarborough, Ontario, Marilyn (Blake) Higgins of Fonthill, Ontario, Sharon (Scott) Hart of Boylston, Nova Scotia, Grace (Louis) MacDonald of Ardness, Nova Scotia, Cathy (Dave) Wyatt of Guysborough Intervale, Nova Scotia, Gwen (Larry) Mataseje of Jordan, Ontario, Paulette (Charles) Nussey, of East Chezzetcook, Halifax, Nova Scotia;  brothers Brian of Manitoba, Leo of Guysborough, Jerome (Nicole) of Vancouver Island, BC;  sister in law  Pheobe Cleary of Guysborough Interval, Nova Scotia and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Jack was predeceased in death by brothers, Owen; Duane; David and Baby sister Eva.

Jack was a hard worker all his life.  He loved fishing and watching sports. He was a longtime active member of both Local 244 and 488 Steamfitters/Welders Union, and a very proud member he was.

It was such a happy time for him, when he would see his grandchildren coming through the door calling out to him “Grampie, Grampie”.  He was a very proud Grampie!

The interment of Jack’s cremated remains will take place at a later date at Guysborough Intervale, Nova Scotia.

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9914 - 103 Street Fort Saskatchewan AB T8L 2C9 CA

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Nina Galas

To My Dear Sheena !!

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May fond memories of your dear father bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you.

If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

I miss and love you Honey !!


Anita MacFarlane (Murphy)

So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Jack. Although we were first cousins, I hadn’t seen him since we were children. Think of his family and all the Cleary families often. Hopefully you will have lots of wonderful memories to get you through the difficult times. Sending lots of hugs and prayers.

Blake & Marilyn Higgins

Dear Brother Jack–you were taken from us way to soon. You will be dearly missed. Our hearts are always with you. We shall meet again on that great shore.
We love you.
RIP our dear brother.

Lisa Meyer

Loss of a parent is terrible to bear, and in some ways, worse when it’s so unexpected. My heart goes out to you and your family, Sheena. Speak his name, and tell “I remember when Dad……” stories often. It’ll keep him alive and you’ll feel closer to him. You’ll all be in my thoughts tomorrow as you grieve your loss and celebrate his life Big hugs, love, and deepest condolences….

Carmie (Murphy) MacFarlane

I am so sorry for the loss of Jack. I am a first cousin and lost my husband Doug suddenly from heart attack. Such a coincidence Jack and Doug shared the same birthday. Although I have not seen Jack for many years, I have heard all great things about him. It will take time, but you all have lots of love and family to get you to the other side of this. Cherish the memories and you will talk about him and smile at the same time… and hugs to all.

Sheena Cleary

Dad, I still don’t believe any of this. I miss you terribly. I love you muchly!
May your beautiful soul Rest Easy.
I love you!

Paulette and Charlie Nussey

Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss Sheena.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
Rest in Peace brother Jack.

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