McKiernan, John

It is with much love and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather on November 22, 2021 at the age of 75yrs.

John is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 53 years, his children; Martin, Peter (Michelle), John, Julie (George) and children chosen with love; Dylan, Justen, Ashten, Evan, and Teir. His twelve grandchildren; Mark, Jesse, Nathan, Kiara, Leilani, Kieran, Landon, Kohen, Kai, Paul, Ainsleigh and Nahla. His three great grandchildren; Gracie, Hayden and Storm. He also leaves behind his brother, Matthew and sister, Bernice. He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Cecilia and chosen daughter Serina.

John was born to Frank and Cecilia McKiernan in Tyldesley, England on April 20, 1946. He was an avid athlete who excelled at Swimming, Rugby, Cricket, and Soccer. He loved motorcycles and met Margaret while riding his Triumph Tiger Cub 200 in Tyldesley in 1962. They married in 1968 and after starting their family, moved to Saskatchewan in 1976 after John accepted a position at the Colonsay, SK. Potash Mine. Two years later, in 1978, they moved to Fort Saskatchewan, which has been home for the past 43 years.

John was a skilled heavy duty mechanic and his career took him throughout Canada as well as to Africa and the Middle East. After he retired, he continued to raise a family with Margaret and they travelled each summer to Parksville, BC, where he enjoyed the beach and nature and met many people. Each winter, John and Margaret would travel to Grand Cayman and spend time with Peter and his family where he became certified in scuba diving.

John was a quiet and kind man who didn’t hesitate to help others in their time of need. He offered his skills as a mechanic to whomever asked and he always enjoyed helping others. His favourite recreation was darts and he spent many years as a member of the Wednesday night league at the Fort Sask. Legion.

John met many people throughout life and he always enjoyed conversation about his beloved Manchester United soccer team. He was thrilled the year he received his personalized licence plate MANUTD1 as a family gift. He was one of their biggest supporters and a lifelong fan.

He was our rock and we will all miss him dearly.

An immediate family gathering will take place at 1pm November 26, 2021 at Serenity Funeral Service, 9914-103 Street, Fort Saskatchewan. At John’s request, cremation will follow thereafter. Donations in honour of John’s memory may be made to the Movember Foundation.
www.ca.movember.com

Serenity Funeral Service ~ Fort Saskatchewan ~ 780-998-1422

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Bernie and Diane Kloster

Dear Margret and Family
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. John will be sadly missed. We had some good times in Soccer.

with greatest sympathy
Bernie and Diane

David Twiss

“Johnny Mac” R.I.P.
Great guy will be Missed by everyone who knew john. My Uncle loved taking part in all sports. From football to Dominoes plus having a after match pint will his team. Over in here UK people still remember him and send their Condolences.
David/Lesley Twiss.

David and Lesley Twiss

John was my uncle I was only young when they went to live in Canada. He will be sadly missed by Auntie Margaret and family Rest in peace. David &Lesley

David and Lesley Twiss

John was my uncle I was only young when they went to live in Canada. As I got older they came over and loved having a drink in the local pub the Colliers with him. He will be sadley missed by my Auntie Margaret and family . Rest in peace Uncle John .David &Lesley

Nel Burger

My sincere condolences to Margaret and family. There are so many great memories of our times in Parksville where we met. Good times of shared games, meals and wine! Oh the wine, all was fine until Barney Fyfe came along! We still chuckle about curfew times. John will be missed, hard to lose a life partner, father and grandfather. May you share your love for John often, he will live in your hearts forever.

Doreen and Alan Hardy

Our family is heartbroken John has been taken away as he was a true friend to us as nothing was too much when we needed it.

Rest in peace friend.

Alan, Doreen, Jon, Lee & Wendy

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