John Rankin Sharpe

June 19, 1926 - February 15, 2009 

John Rankin Sharpe

June 19, 1926 - February 15, 2009 

Obituary for John Rankin Sharpe


SHARPE, John Rankin
It is with profound sadness that the family of John Sharpe announces his death at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Sunday afternoon, February 15th, 2009 at the age of 82 years. He was a kind and gentle man who was much loved by his devoted wife of 52 years, Alison (nee Thorburn). Dearly loved father of Kathryn Kearns (Stephen) of Montreal, Michael of Scotland, Alan (Ruth) of Kitchener and David of New York. Treasured “Grandpa” of Jeffrey, Matthew and Trevor Kearns and Andrew and Spencer Sharpe. Predeceased by his brother, William and his sister, Elizabeth. John’s career in the Canadian Foreign Service, over a period of 30 years, involved postings to Sri Lanka, Washington D.C., Dublin, Paris, London and Seattle, where he was the Consul General. Upon retirement, John spent 10 more very happy years with CCAF (The Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation) in Ottawa, where he made many new friends. The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by Dr. A. Di Paolo and the entire staff of the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew. Friends may join John’s family at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario, on Thursday morning, February 19th at 11 o’clock for a celebration of John’s life. For those wishing, a donation to the Alzheimer Society or the Arnprior Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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