Death Notice: John Price, Canada & formerly of Minor Row

PRICE, John – Passed away peacefully with family by his side. John, loving husband of Maureen, devoted father of Mary, Ann, Robert (Cathy), David (Cindy) and John (Shirley). Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Matthew, Annalyssia, Julianna, Zoe, Corey, Megan and Erin. John enjoyed a long career as a streetcar driver for the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). The family also wishes to greatly thank the staff at Leisureworld Ellesmere for their outstanding care and compassion. Visitation at PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, Toronto (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society in John’s name.

from the Paul O’Connor Funeral Home website

2 thoughts on “Death Notice: John Price, Canada & formerly of Minor Row”

  1. Though of him i heard good things said him i did not personally know
    Years ago he left his home for Toronto in Millstreet Town Minor Row
    And with him went Maureen O Sullivan of Claraghatlea the love of his life
    The mother of his children and his devoted wife

    It is sad to learn that John Price has passed away
    That in Toronto he has lived his last night and day
    Older people i knew of John and Maureen used to say
    Such a pity in Millstreet that they did not stay

    Yes many regret at home they did not remain
    In their case a great loss to Millstreet was Toronto’s gain
    So many good people like them have found new lives elsewhere
    In big towns and cities in the big World out there

    Doubtless to his family and friends in Toronto the late John Price of Millstreet had good stories to tell
    Of the Town and the Parish where he was known well
    The Town he lived in on his life’s formative years
    Perhaps like many migrants some of his old memories had him close to tears

    What applies to most others applies also to me
    The news of the passing of one we know or know of reminds us of our own mortality
    But what matter most those who knew John Price of him had only good thing to say
    And may he rest in peace now wherever he lay.

    “John Price” is by Francis Duggan

    (added by mdc)

  2. Thank you so much for the poem, a lovely tribute made for John. I have a book of your poetry that I picked up on my last visit back home, “songs of a wondering fellow” and enjoy reading often ( it’s falling apart). I know many of them off by heart. Keep writing the poetry.

    Many thanks again, Maureen Price

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