Monday, March 3, 2008

Obituary: Johnny and his Family — July 1941 - Feb 2008

Today my sister Nanci sent me the obituary article for my brother, Johnny William Hickey, that his partner Lorraine Ault wrote and published in The Recorder & Times — the local paper in Brockville, Ontario, Canada where Johnny lived for a good part of his life. Since obituaries don't persist very long on web sites, I have rewritten the text below for posterity, adding in links to the inner circle of Johnny's family — the (Flickr album) pictures of everyone Lorraine noted in her text :
click here for Full Size imageHICKEY, John W. - Has passed away at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, New Brunswick on Friday, February 1st, 2008. Mr. Hickey was born in Peterbourgh, Ont. He was 66 years old, moved to Brockville, Ont., and worked for JR Business Associates and JR Solutions for 32 years. He is survived by his long-time friend Lorraine Ault, one daughter Karina (Kyle) and grandson Keegan Hoculak, one sister Nanci (Arthur) Phelan, Elmira, Ont., one brother Kevin (Lynn) Pammett, Groton, Ma., and one nephew and 4 nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Jean and Harold "Dutch" Pammett (birth father James Hickey) and one sister Gaye Pammett Corley. Interment will take place in the Spring at the Sandy Lake Cemetery at Lakehurst, very near Pigeon Lake, Ontario, Canada.    [like this]click here for Full Size image

The picture on the left is my brother "Johnny" after he first moved out of the family home — living on his own — in the mid 1960s. I remember that he had the picture taken professionally so that he could give it to my Mom and Dad as a present when I was still in school and living at home. The picture on the right is Johnny during his retirement years, in June 2002, about six years before his death, at the university graduation of my neice Miranda Phelan in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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