It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Howard (Jack) Bannon peacefully at his residence in London, surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in his 85th year.
Beloved husband of Marie (Costello) Bannon. Cherished father of Colleen and John Zrini, Murray Bannon and Maura Hagarty-Bannon, Paul Bannon and Karen McNeill-Bannon, Laurie Bannon and Art Gregory, Lisa and John Hedley, and Mark and Jennifer Bannon. Dear grandfather of Shanna, Reanne; Matthew and Myriame, Patrick, Joseph, Jack; Max, Greg; Jamie, Julia; Jordan, Lukas; Jacob, Evan and one precious great-grandaughter Clara. Dear brother and brother-in-lawof Jean and Bill Meek, Don and Sandra Bannon, Virginia Bannon, Sharon Bannon, Norma McIver, and Bridget Simmons. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Mary Bannon, grandparents Cormack and Mary Watters, and 5 sisters, and 3 brothers.
Jack was a well-known and respected Construction Manager with Gaffney Construction Ltd. of Stratford for over 47 years working throughout the province of Ontario. He was very community minded within his church, local sports, Lions, and Probus and in retirement he drove patients under the Meals on Wheels program. He treasured teaching children about sports including hockey, boating, snowmobiling, and skiing, as well as gardening, maintaining a property, being kind to people, and always treating others with respect.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Friends will also be received one hour prior to the Funeral Mass which will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Catholic Church, 1 Fallons Lane, London on Saturday, April 1st at 11 AM with Rev. Jaison Tellis, OCD presiding. Private family interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend at a later date.
Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.