It is with heavy and saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, John “Jack” Bishop on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, age 86 years. Dad lived a wonderful life from the streets of Cabot Street where he grew up, his involvement with the St. John’s Caps, raising four children, trips to Vegas, many games of cards and fishing trips, too numerous to mention. Dad loved his time spent in Salmonier Line cutting wood and fishing. He had a tremendous work ethic – delivering milk at the age of 14, then moving on to his 36 year career with Coca-Cola.
Dad is predeceased by his parents, James and Alice; parents in law Dennis and Madeline English; his brothers, Charles, Doug, Dick and Kevin; sister, Margaret and his only son, Johnny; brothers-in-law, Jim Byrne, Tom English, Dennis English Jr, Patrick English and Ronald Quinn; sisters-in-law, Joan Bishop, Doreen English and Joan White; as well as many lifelong friends.
Leaving to mourn his wife Mary, daughters Madonna, Maureen and Jenny (Harry Gulliver), four grandsons; James, Shawn, Chris and Danny, 2 granddaughters; Terri (Dan Stefan) and Kelly (Brian Matthews) and five great grandchildren; Cole, Jack, Luke, Lauren and Jacob; sisters in law, Audrey Bishop, Betty Bishop, Marg Bishop, Dorothy Ryan, Bernadette Dinn, Beth Dreger, Eileen English and Helen English; brothers in law Tony English (Charmaine) and Ronald White; as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews.
Dad also leaves to mourn many special friends including Ed and Gloria Learning, Doug Thistle, Mike Druken, Tony English, Derrick White, Ron Gollop and Bob Martin.
Cremation has taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Visitation and Reception Centre, 1045 Topsail Road, Mt. Pearl, Thursday, December 19th from 12pm – 9pm. Funeral Service to take place at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Manuels on Friday, December 20th at 11:00am with interment to follow at Topsail R.C. Cemetery.
Flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made in Dad’s name to a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
1045 Topsail Road
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