John Conway: January 23, 1947 – June 13, 2021
It is with sad and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of John (Johnny) Conway on June 13, 2021, age 74 years. Johnny passed silently and peacefully away at his home in St. Bride’s, Placentia Bay, NL - a place he loved dearly.
Johnny was a loving and proud father to his children: Anne Marie, Patrick (Melissa), Jane, and Malcolm (Jenista), who are all residing in Alberta, Canada. He absolutely adored all of his grandchildren: Jayden, Jake, Kaci, Jackson, and Mackenzie and was delighted for the upcoming birth of his newest grandson who is to be named Jack.
Also left to mourn his passing are his brother, Vince Conway, and his sister’s Tillie (Anthony) Lundrigan and Lena (Francis) Norman, all living in St. Bride’s, as well as his sister-in-law Rita Conway. Johnny had a deep and special bond with his siblings. He called them numerous times a day and never missed a Sunday dinner at Lena’s house. Johnny is now reunited in heaven with his parents Jane and Patrick Conway, his brothers Kevin and James Conway, as well as other deceased members of the Foley and Conway families.
Johnny will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.
Johnny spent the last several years at Meadowbrook Villa Seniors Complex in St. Brides. There he had wonderful friends who treated him like family, especially his buddies William Roche and Charlie Dohey with whom he spent many hours having a chat and a laugh. You all filled his days with so much happiness.
Anyone who knew Johnny knew him as a gentle soul. He loved his family, he loved his friends, and he loved a good laugh. His wit and humor brought a smile to so many faces and that will be missed tremendously. Johnny never had a bad word to say about anyone, ever. And that is something to be admired. He battled illness over the years but he did so with courage and grace, and he never complained. Johnny was always “best kind” and never wanted to be a bother to anyone. Even on his sickest days he had a smile and a joke to tell. He truly was one of a kind. We will be forever grateful to the doctors, nurses and caregivers, especially his current home care worker, Mildred, for providing Johnny with exceptional care over the years.
A beloved light has dimmed in our family tree. We will carry him forever in our hearts and miss him every day.
Donations may be made in Johnny’s memory to the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, or to a charity of one’s choice.
“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day.
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