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John Francis Hart

John Francis Hart

Tuesday, October 15th, 1957 Friday, April 3rd, 2020

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Obituary for John Francis Phillip Patrick Hart

HART, JOHN FRANCIS PHILIP PATRICK
John Frances Philip Patrick Hart passed away at home on Friday Apr 3 at age 62, from an aneurysm. It was sudden and he had no discomfort. Andrew (son) and I were home at the time, and after fire, paramedics and police had dwindled, Margaret (daughter) and her boyfriend Andrew Carignan-Jackson (yes, that's very confusing, so we call him CJ) arrived and we were able to spend time with him before he left. Close friends Chris Ritchie and Georgina Angel helped us through the evening. John is predeceased by his mother Fran and father Bill Hart. He was the big brother to siblings he adored Cathy (Kent Hawkins), Cory (Darlene) and Karen (Jim McAllister), and their children- 7 nieces and nephews and even 2 great nieces and a great-nephew. He was the loving and supportive spouse of 37 years to Cheryl Robertson, son-in-law to Joyce and George Robertson, and brother-in-law to Laura Robertson. He was predeceased by George Apr 4, 2019. John left home in Cornwall, On and joined the Navy as an underwater weapons tech, and shortly after remustered to Musician. He played cello, piano and euphonium when he joined and was put on tuba and electric bass for the Band Branch. We met during his posting to the RCR Band in Gagetown. This is where it could be so easy to turn this into a novel naming the people he cared about, learned from and respected. We travelled the world playing music, and in 1990, Andrew's arrival turned us from a couple into a family, and the family grew with Margaret's arrival in 1993.
We left the military in 1994/5 and moved back to Ontario, buying the Cardinal KOA Kampground which we sold in 2006. We spent a couple summers touring Ontario and the Maritimes, visiting friends and relatives until John became a long-haul trucker, which he did until last October.He was incredibly honorable, ethical, honest and loyal man. He had an excellent sense of humour, and never missed a chance to derail a conversation-preferably with a salacious story-even better if it embarrassed me. He hated bugs, liars and most other drivers. He loved rum and coke, pecan pie, camping, euchre, playing bass, bar-b-ques, driving tractors, snow, watching movies and most of all, spending time with his family.
We want to sincerely thank all the organizers and attendees for the “Covid19 Drive-By-Wake”. It was a brilliant idea that allowed us to experience the support of our community at a painful time, while keeping everyone safe.

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Bernie Byers

So saddened to only recently hear of John's passing. I knew John from his year's in the RCR Band. John was a good guy, well liked by all. He was a guy who always had a smile for you when you needed it the most. My condolences to Cheryl and the family. Bernie Byers
Comment | Posted at 05:36pm via Condolence
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Brenda and Russell Bennett

I first met John and Cheryl when they registered Andrew and Margaret at the school I worked at. Russell first met Cheryl and John (separately) when a blue spruce uprooted in our yard in Shanly.
-I remember a "music workshop" at NEPS.
-We both remember John and Cheryl arranging for the Central Band to come to the elementary school in Spencerville
-bringing the kids to the farm at Hallowe'en
-at the KOA campground in Pittston
-the patience of John as he sat through choir rehearsals waiting to rehearse the cello accompaniment he was providing for some of our choir pieces
-being a great host at their house.
May your memories bring you peace.
Love Brenda and Russell
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Comment | Posted at 08:08am via Condolence

Peggie Purchase

I have struggled writing a sentiment for awhile because we have so many memories of John. John...coming to the "Coffee the Sunroom" and even though he was a diabetic, he enjoyed each and every kind of goodie, with no coffee!. One morning, after going to breakfast with "the boys", John and George stopped in at the EC Office with donuts for Cheryl and me, and then tossed them around until the bags broke and the donuts rolled across the room! John, assisting me into the house after I broke my leg and almost breaking my arm in the process, not to mention almost falling himself. John was a great storyteller, regaling us with his hilarious stories of his life experiences while in the Military, the Campground, and the idiots on the road while he was driving. John, you were always available to lend a hand with anything, no matter what. You were a wonderful friend and we miss you every day.
Cheryl, I hope we can be there for you the way John was for us. George and Peggie
Comment | Posted at 08:43am via Condolence
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Gem Angel

Georgina Angel, I have avoided doing this as it means John is really gone, he was a kind, funny and thoughtful guy and we will miss him dearly. When John and Cheryl moved to our neck of the woods, we would play cards nearly every weekend. What a lot of people don't know is that John was a very ernest card player, he took the game seriously, and was always anxious to know why others played the cards they played, some times even an hour after we had played the game. I can still see those lovely brown eyes looking at me lovingly as I would sing an aria when Cheryl and I won, which was a lot, and neither Joe nor John can dispute that now. When he drove for Schneiders John would actually stop near Racine Wisconsin and pick up my favourite thing, Kringle. I would come home from work and there would be a note to look in my freezer because he had bought me a treat. You were a good man John and I miss you.
Comment | Posted at 12:34pm via Condolence

Darlene Buffett

I met John about 2 years ago after Cheryl and I worked together for the elections. It took a while to get to know him because he seemed so quiet! Now I know why he was quiet....right Cheryl! Lol Listening to the 2 of them talking to each other I felt sorry for him at first because Cheryl would come out with some comments to him that I thought were quite mean. After I caught on to the sarcasm between them it was so much fun to listen to them and of course I had to join in sometimes taking John's side! He started coming to the gym with us and joined us afterward at timmies! I considered him a good friend and I will miss him! Hang in there Cheryl, I will do what I can to keep the sarcasm going!
Comment | Posted at 09:09am via Condolence
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