John Wayne Hiscock

October 7, 1934 to September 2, 2017


Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family on September 2, 2017 at Chancellor Park at the age of 82.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Elizabeth Hiscock and leaving to mourn his children, Linda Carter (Bill), Craig Hiscock (Brenda O’Regan) and Jill Osmond (Jim).  Grandchildren Beth & Chad Carter, Andrew & Stephen Hiscock.  His brothers Ted (Diane) & Jim Hiscock and his many friends and relatives near and far. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.

He founded Hiscock Rentals in 1967 which still exists today, 50 years later.  He was a very active member of the St. John’s community through the Rotary Club of St. John’s, The Canadian Cancer Society and Rainbow Riders just to name a few.  He loved his cabin in Manuels and will be truly missed by all who knew him and his wonderful spirit.

Special thank you to Dr. Pardy & Dr. Patel, and the very kind and compassionate care from the staff of Chancellor Park.  Visitation to take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home Sunday September 3rd 2-5 and 7-9pm.  Funeral to be held Monday September 4th @ 3pm at St. Mark’s Church on Logy Bay Road.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children or The Canadian Cancer Society.



2 - 5 p.m on September 3, 2017

7-9 p.m. on September 3, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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3:00pm, Monday September 4th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's

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On behalf of the former Emergency Alert Foundation board and subscribers I would like to offer our condolences to Jack’s family. Jack’s vision and many hours of volunteer time enable over 20,000 elderly, single people enjoy a better quality of life by being able to live in their own homes longer. For ever grateful.
Don Hutchens ,former Board Chair EAF

To the Hiscock families .
So sad to learn of Jack’s passing away . I have known him and his brothers for many years and always , when I lived in St.John’s , now many years ago , enjoyed our good times . He had a great sense of humour and quite often when I visited the Rennies Mill Road home I was fed `failure cookies `by his Mom , while he and his brother Ted and I worked on our Willy`s jeeps in the back garage . Jack was blessed with a wonderful family and leaves a legacy of kindness and caring about life.
My sincere sympathy to all the family.
Bob Hefferton

Linda, Craig & Jill,

Thinking of you (his treasures!) with much love as you laugh, remember and grieve the death of this precious man, “your dad”. I know that fond memories will keep him ever near and dear to all your hearts! I will remember him not only as a good, kind and humble person but as a very special friend. Rest in peace with the angels, dear Jack! Ecc 3 1-4



Jill & family,
My condolences to you on the loss of your Dad. I knew Jack as a Rotarian because he often stopped in my gallery on his way to his Thursday meetings. He always had a story about somebody; sometimes two, or three, or four…… yes, he could certainly talk! But his company, like his smile, was engaging and pleasant. I’ve missed him on Thursdays.

To The Hiscock Family:
So sorry for your sad loss.
Deepest sympathy to all of you.
Mildred Steinhauer

Jill, Craig, and Linda,
So sorry to hear of you father’s passing. Fond memories of conversations usually involving a few laughs but he was always genuine and a keen listener. He will be missed for sure. Our thoughts are with you.

Hi Linda, Craig and Jill
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Having worked for you dad for ten years I can say that he was a great person to work for and very caring person.
My sincere sympathy

So sorry to get the news of your father’s passing. I’m sure you will be comforted by the many friends and family that show how much they care…. My sincere sympathy.

To all of Jack’s family
So sorry to hear of his passing. We knew this winter when he left Florida that he was seriously ill. We spent some time with him at the Casey’s in FL and always saw him at church there. He always gave us a friendly warm greeting as Phyllis had met him and your mother years ago through some real estate work. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We know you have wonderful memories to help you at this time,
Max and Phyllis Beckett

LInda, Bill and family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. IT was too late when I learned of it to visit the funeral home. Our thoughts are with you.
WEldon and Joan Brown

Jill and family. My condolences on the passing of your father. I remember him coming into the bank where I worked on Water Street and always being so happy and friendly with everyone. He was one of the customers I looked forward to serving each week. So sorry for your loss.

So sorry for your loss. I always remember him smiling.Our thoughts are with you all

Linda, Craig, Jill and family…

My sincere condolences for the loss of your dear father and grandfather.
I wasn’t very old when we met as family friends, but will never forget your dad’s wonderful generosity and sense of humour.

Kindest regards

To the Family,
So sorry to hear of Dads passing. I know you will have many memories to draw upon at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Unfortunately we are away and unable to atten his funeral.
Olga & Curtis

To the Hiscock family
I met your Dad as a Cherry Lane neighbor and crossed paths with him in daily walks and our mutual church. He was a real gentleman and I admired the strength of character evident after the loss of his wife. May memories of happy times with your parents comfort you

Craig, Brenda and the extended Hiscock family.

My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Cherish the Memories.


Craig Brenda and family, please accept our condolences on the passing of your dad, father -in -law, grandfather and friend. We just learned of Jack’s passing. We recall several pleasant chats with him at the O’Regan’s family day at deer park, always with a smile and a laugh. Keep him in your happy thoughts. Sorry we away and will not get home till Tuesday. May he rest in peace. God bless.
Brian and Dianne Kennedy

Jill, Jim and the Hiscock family:
Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time.
Lorna and Mel Crewe

Jill and family: We just heard the sad news of your Dad’s passing. He was a dear friend to us and we will miss him sitting beside us at St. Mark’s. So sorry we won’t make the funeral as we are out of town and won’t be back until Tuesday. We will be in touch. Love: Max & Hazel Baldwin

Craig, Jill & Linda,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Craig & Patricia Tucker

Linda, Craig & Jill:
So sad to hear of Uncle Jack’s passing. We are away in his second favourite place, Florida, and won’t get back till late Tuesday. He is still the best water-skier we know! Have many fond memories of our family get-togethers. Sending our best wishes to all of you at this difficult time. We are sorry to miss the service, however, other family members will represent and we’ll see you soon.

I am sitting in Shanghai Pudong International Airport right now thinking about my Uncle Jack and the memories are great! He was a good Uncle and I want to share some of them with you.

My first memory of Uncle Jack is from his and Aunt Betty’s wedding….I am not sure how I got the invitation and I believe it was at The Old Colony. I probably got the invite because he knew I wouldn’t be drinking too much at the “open bar”!

The next memory is from Lawrence Pond where he and Aunt Betty had a great big A-frame style cabin with one of his new toys…a ski boat…and believe it or not Uncle Jack used to ski! I also remember the old WW2 gun down by the pond that he told me he “used to use” …maybe he “rented” it out but I can’t see Uncle Jack behind some kind of anti-aircraft gun….He always took time to “yank our chains”… I’ll miss that!

When Harold Melvie and the Miller tribe moved to Dayton Ohio, it was Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty who were one of the first to visit, and yes, Uncle Jack had another new toy! It was an 8mm motion picture camera…Uncle Jack thought he was Alfred Hitchcock! He directed all of us Miller kids to line up, make funny faces and go down the slide in our backyard until he got the shots he wanted! Unfortunately, those films still live! Thanks to my Uncle Jack, I decided not to become an actor!

Next he showed up in Montreal, where we were living at the time. Aunt Betty was not with him as it was business. He had great tickets to a Montreal Canadians hockey game at the old Forum and my brother Jim and I were invited! We both thought that….this is the dictionary definition of “cool uncle” Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty made many trips to Montreal and it was always exciting to see them.

One year when we came home to Newfoundland for a holiday, Dad, Jim and I wanted to go fishing. In true “Uncle Jack Style”, he loaned us his car….It is here that I tell you that not all Uncle Jack’s toys were perfect! We made it deep into the woods where the car gave up!….What to do?! Of course, Harold to the rescue! Dad somehow used spruce branches to fix the car….who knew!! When we got back Dad mentioned to Uncle Jack that he may want to have his car looked at! There were no fish caught that day, but what a story!!

Over the years we enjoyed many Christmas, cabin and family events together. In particular I remember when Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty came to visit Sherri, Luke, Mark and Me when we were living in Florida and I got the chance to take him out on one of my toys…boating from Naples to Marco Island….We both really enjoyed that day!

There are many more stories and I am really happy that I have all those memories from my Uncle Jack…everyone should have an Uncle Jack!
To Linda, Craig and Jill, I am thinking of you today and tomorrow. We’ll all miss him as we miss your Mom but the memories are great treasures.

Love, Andy (Miller) …nephew of Jack

Many fond memories of Jack, including at the St. John’s Rotary Club and the Credit Bureau. He was a great volunteer, giving back to the community, and real hoot – sometimes when he did not even mean to be. He will be missed. Sincerest condolences to Linda, Craig and Jill. So sorry we will miss the visitation and service.

So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I enjoyed our many conversations at Rotary. He had a great sense of humour. Condolences to the extended Hiscock family.

Niall Gogan

Craig and Brenda, Linda and Bill, Jill and Jim and families.
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of your wonderful Dad, Father-in-law and Grandfather.
Susan, Kevin, Allison and Michael xo

We just heard of jacks passing and want to pass along our condolences to all of the family sorry we cannot ibe there to visit but we are presently travelling outside of NL our thoughts are with you

Jill, So very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Find comfort with your family and friend’s and know he had wonderful years with you all and is now reunited with your mother. Take care, xox Kelly and Jim

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I certainly enjoyed our conversations and his good humour throughout the years at the Rotary Club of St. John’s. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Lou & Darlene

Hiscock family:
Sorry to hear of John’s passing. So many wonderful memories of times spent with your Dad and Mom and Cal. He always had a smile! I suppose he, your Mom, and Cal are having a grand laugh once again. Take care. Clemie Smith

Please accept our sincere condolences to the Hiscock family. John was in my group the Lion Pacers and we had many a great laugh together. He was always fun to be around and most generous with his time to various causes.

May the wonderful memories you have created over the years help to keep him close always. We will be thinking of you during these next days. God Bless

Sincerely, Bob and Heather Pittman Tokyo, Japan

So sorry to hear this Jill. Thinking of you and your family.

Cathy Dornan

Linda, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. We know the memories of “Uncle Jacks” humour, love for life and love of his family will give you comfort. We will miss him , but will cherish these memories. Love Jim and Lucy

Craig and Brenda, Linda and Bill and families. Our deepest condolence on the loss of you Dad. Many fond and loving memories will surely comfort you at this sad time.

Craig, Linda ,Jill, brothers Jim, Ted and families please accept our condolences in the passing of your Dad and brother I spent 36 wonderful years employed by the Hiscock family all the while feeling like part of your family, thank you

Marie and Cal.

Craig, Linda and Jill and your families
Our very deepest sympathy to each one of you
on the loss of your fun loving Dad He was really
very special and I know you will have a big void in
your lives Keep all the Happy Memories of him
You are in our thoughts
Joe and Rosa Butler