John "Jack" Bishop

March 13, 1933 to December 14, 2019


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




12 noon - 9 p.m. on December 19, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
1045 Topsail Road
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11:00am, Friday December 20th

St. Thomas of Villa Nova Parish , Manuels


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Donna So sorry to hear of your fathers passing . Just saw this now. Some of my greatest memories as a teenager were the times I spent with you guys . We had so mush fun. Your father was always like one of the boys. Always ready to carry on for a laugh.

Maureen and family,
You’re dad lived a wonderful life surrounded by many who loved him. He is at rest and peace now. Our deepest condolences.
Krista, Sean and Sienna

Mary and family, please accept my deepest sympathy with your loss of Bish. He was a wonderful man, husband , father and friend. I have many, many wonderful memories of times I spent with you on the Salmonier Line. May you find comfort and peace in the coming days knowing the love you all have shared. God bless.
Carla Blettner ( Hancock)

Mary. Praying for you and your family. We love you!! Dwayne, Twila and Liam. Xo

Jack called me his adopted daughter. It’s a title i’m proud of. Very fond memories of Salmonier Line and Jack….I can hear him now ” Make sure you fill up the wood and splits for the next person” . He said that mostly to his daughter( my good friend and buddy) Donna. She burned wood like there was no tomorrow!!! Went ice fishing for the first time many years ago with Jack, Ed and Donna..What a time we had. I still think about it quite often. My thoughts are with his family and friends. I’ll always have good memories of him… My deepest sympathy. Cathy Lawlor…

Deepest Condolences to Jack’s Family.

My Condolences to Jack’s Family.

May your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories of joyful times you spent together as you celebrate a life well lived. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of our entire family. Uncle Jack will be sorely missed.
With deepest sympathy,

The Bishop and Janes Families

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers., I hope your memories will help you through this difficult time. ( Madonna, I know you don’t remember me but I have a couple of pictures of you & Johnny when you were younger if you would like me to send them to you?)

So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of him at the cabin.

Lynn Clarke and family

So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was such a good buddy of ours over the years. We will forever remember his beautiful smile and gentle ways . We will be thinking of you during these difficult days. Deepest Sympathy to all the family.

It is with a heavy hart I learned today of my good friend Jack passing
I have so many memories over the years.
I first met Jack as a rookie sales rep for Coca Cola back in the late 70’s, when Jack said I was “ok” everybody else at the plant and on the trucks treated me fine. I was in!
Jack may not have been the big boss but he ran the place, If Jack Bishop said it was ok then it was ok.
He had so much respect from the entire operation because of his knowledge of the business, his character personality and he was a great sport.
He treated everybody with respect, he was a great person to know.
I remember going down to the Stadium with him to check out the “New” line up for the Caps, he’d watch for awhile and give me his rating, and by God he was always right.. If Jack said “It will be a good year for the Caps” it was, and if not, It wasn’t”
Once when camping not to far from his cabin a horrendous rain storm came up he came and found us an insistedd we come to his place for the night, just would not take no for and answer, fed us a nice hot meal too.
After leaving Coca Cola we kept in touch and would get together for a cup of tea and chat and keep up to date on things, when I left St.John’s and moved to Dartmouth, one day, right out of the blue he showed up at my front door!, What a surprise that was, every year when he would come to Halifax to visit the Casino we’d have lunch and catch up, and I would visit home we’d meet at Leo’s for a fish n chips and chat..
We’d speak on the phone every now and again and I so enjoyed those chats, in the last six months I called several times, left a few messages but did not hear back.
To all of Jacks friends and family we all know what a great person, friend and Dad he was!
We’ll all miss you my friend Jack, maybe someday we’ll catch up again for a cup of tea, and I make sure not to “scald the bag”
With respect, sadness and admiration!
Your friend!

I worked with your dad at Coca Cola for several years as a young man. Working with your dad was a pleasure and we became good friends. I have a cabin off Salmonier Line and every summer I would pay him a visit. This summer there was no one there. I tried to check but there was no one home. at the nearby cabins. I asked the lady in the store nearby and she couldn’t give me any information. I am very sad to hear of his passing but I have a lot of wonderful memories of him.
Ed Thistle

Derm and family

Myself and Mike sends our sincere condolences to the family

I’m sorry to hear about your dad . I will miss him. Take care xoxo

Maureen, Jenny and Mary
Sending our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We have fond memories of Jack as our neighbor throughout the years on Elizabeth Drive.
Thinking of you
Anne, Ron, Christine and Rhonda

Mary, Maureen, Jenny and family;
Thinking of you at this difficult time and wishing you peace and fond memories, Sincerely
Lorne and Kathy (Bursey) Messervey

So very sad for you all Jenny. Warm hugs.

So very sorry for your loss Jenny . Big hugs <3

Sending you our Sincere Condolences at this sad time. Sorry for your loss.

We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a beautiful man with a kind and giving soul. Rest easy Mr.Bishop

Jenny, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. Derek and Lynn

To the Bishop family we offer our sincere condolences. Shocked & saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. Though our paths have not crossed in many years, I will always remember the great times we had with the St. John’s Caps. Jack was a remarkable & kind person. He treated everyone with respect & certainly went out of his way to make sure every Cap’s player lost some money to him & Ron Quinn in card games through the hockey season. This world is a better place for having Jack in it. RIP my friend.

Mary so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and all the family.

Mary, Maureen, Jenny and family, so sorry to hear about Bish’s passing, He will be missed but never forgotten and always loved. RIP Bish. love you

Maureen, Mary, Jenny and Family I can’t tell you how sad I am to hear the news, My condolences to you all, love you all and thinking of you and fond memories of Jack, we are all truly blessed to have known him.

On the behalf of my brothers Barry and Randy Kelly and myself Mary (Bunny) Sutherland, please accept our sincere condolences..,he was our Uncle and and we will always remember him fondly…Rest in Peace Uncle Jack????????

I am so sorry to hear on Bish’s passing. He was a wonderful gentleman and we had many good times together. Deepest sympathy to his family. Sorry I will be in Toronto and not here to attend his funeral. Will be thinking of all of you. May he rest in peace.
Marie Skiffington

So sorry for your loss Maureen , Jenny , Harry , James and of course Mary . Jack always treated me kindly and I’ll never forget his great smile and friendly demeanour. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . ❤️❤️????????

Deb. Weldon

So sorry for the loss of your Dad he was a wonderful person had a smile to greet you with and a Coke if you wanted one I have lots of memories with him will be missed lots Thinking of you All xo

The Bishop Family,
Please accept our most sincere expression of sympathy on Bish’s passing, always fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bruce, Gwen and Stephen Matthews

Jenny, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family..