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Obituary for John William Flaherty

Jack (John) Flaherty

It is with great sadness that the family of Jack (John) Flaherty announce his passing on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 78.

Jack was born in Galt, Ontario on December 2, 1944 to Jack (John) and Helen Flaherty. He was predeceased by his parents and granddaughter Kayla.

Jack is survived and greatly missed by his wife, Deborah Flaherty (nee Coyston); son, John Flaherty; daughters, Nicole Doyle (Jay), and Katrina Dick (Graeme) and sister, Linda Taylor (Ross). He was an amazing papa to his grandchildren: Hailey, Evan, Claire, Rachael and Ryan. And a wonderful uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his golfing buddies, Larry Todd and Dale Gray.

Jack met the love of his life, Debby, while working at Zellers. His career at Zellers took him all over Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where he made many lifelong friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Ali Khan and Dr. Tosin Oladini and the amazing staff in Palliative Care at Riverview Health Centre for the care and compassion given to Jack and our family.

At Jack’s request cremation has taken place and celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care Program.

Despite the pain, Jack came out a hero and stayed strong to the end.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors