It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of John on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. He was the best friend and beloved husband of Anne (Morton). Predeceased by his son, Degory. Dear father of Jason, James, and Thomas. Loving father to Natalie (Raya Mukherjee), Philip (Ramphos), and Stephanie (David Galpern). Cherished grandfather of Olivia Seccombe and adored Grandpa John to Cassidy, Anika and Zachary Mukherjee and Jacob, Samuel and Olivia Galpern. John hailed originally from Toronto and was the eldest of 4 siblings – Patricia (Michael Eby), David (Cathy), and Linda (Bob Sommerville) are left to mourn his passing. John also had a special place in his heart for his brother-in-law in Australia Tony Powell (Caroline) and his family who are sorely missing him. There are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins across Canada and internationally who join us all in our grief.
John lived his life with humour, kindness, openness, and a penchant for storytelling. He had the ability to charm anyone and entertain a room like very few could do. The world is a poorer place because of his passing. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing him will miss him terribly.
“To know Love is to know life
To give Love is to know happiness”
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, (at O'Connor), Ottawa on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 5 - 7pm. and on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 11am - 1:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at 2:00pm.
Following COVID protocols, the family has requested that those attending be fully vaccinated. To RSVP for the funeral home visitation or to attend the Memorial Service, please visit the bottom of this obituary page. For those who may wish to participate virtually, please use the following link to view the service.
Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of John N. Seccombe
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
or the charity of choice, would be appreciated.