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Born: Mar 27, 1941
Date of Passing: Dec 01, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
March 27, 1941 - December 1, 2022
John was born in Silver End, Essex, to Irish Catholic parents Vincent and Amy Sheridan (née Rayner), he was the grandson of Thomas Sheridan and Sarah Alice Foden and Harry Rayner and Sarah Harling, the great-grandson of Edward Sheridan, a Theatrical Greasepaint Manufacturer from Salford, Lancashire. Once trained on the T.S. Vindicatrix, (Merchant Navy), he left England aboard the Lake Pennask as an eager-to-see-the-world longshoreman. He visited many ports of call, including the Panama Canal and ended up in Vancouver in 1963. There he fell in love with a young barmaid Beverly Rose Lugsdin, married and started a family.
Later he married Margaret Parker. John had a charm about him, a sharp intellect, and was a gifted story teller. He loved chess, and had won local Speed Chess competitions. John was loathe to spend money on himself yet eager to spoil those he loved.
He will be missed by his two sons, Christopher Sheridan, a sculptor of Vancouver, and Steven Green, a Longshoreman of Langley, BC. Also survived by Steven's wife Antonella, and their children, Brianna, and twins, Nathaniel and Gabriella. John also leaves behind four brothers: Peter (Beatrice), children, Mark, Blair, Laura, Moira, Eileen; Bryan (Sylvia), children, Susan, Paula, (Evelyn), children Ann-Marie, Bronwen; Michael (Mary), children, Stephen, Helen, (Leighton Buzzard, England); Richard (Wendy), children, Lara, Joanne, Michael (Armstrong, BC), (Lisa), children, Paul, Kevin (Winnipeg). Thank you to his dear friend Lynda Unger for years of care.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4588 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg on Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.
May his Soul be on God's Right Hand /
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2023
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