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127 Church Street
P.O. Box 370
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Phone: 1-613-256-3313
Fax: 1-613-256-6300
John McCullagh

John Bruce McCullagh

Sunday, January 2nd, 1938 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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John Bruce
January 2, 1938 – March 16, 2019. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John McCullagh at Almonte Hospital, Almonte ON. Born in London, ON John spent his younger years in Gravenhurst where he met and married his first wife Thelma McCullagh (Terry) before moving to Pembroke and North Bay in pursuit of his flying career. John was an avid aviation enthusiast, getting his pilots licence at the age of 16, flying for Orillia Air Services and Wheeler Northland before operating Norland Aviation and Ottawa River Outfitters where he met his second wife Mary McCullagh (Murray). After selling Norland Aviation he moved to Pembroke and continued flying for Bradley Air Services out of Rapids-des-Joachims (Swisha) while still operating Ottawa River Outfitters. For his retirement John moved to Sechelt, BC where he flew full time for Harbour Air Seaplanes until his real retirement at the age of 78. In July, 2016 John was recognized for his 62 years of flying when he was awarded the Master Air Pilot Certification by the Honorable Company of Air Pilots. John is predeceased by his wife Mary (Murray) McCullagh, mother Kathleen (Gregory) McCullagh, father James McCullagh, brother Milton McCullagh, sisters Mary Fisher and Helen Hill and daughter Jeannie McCullagh. Dearly loved father of Tim (Sally), Bruce (Beth), Nancy (Rene), Sonya (Randy), John (Jill), Caroline (Kurtis), step-daughter Samantha Clark, grandchildren Sarah (Dan), Derek (Theresa), Jennifer (Mike), Melanie (Patrick), Nicole (Brian), Amanda, Courtney (Benji), Scott (Casey), Kelsey (Justin), Jeremy (Sara), Joey (Hardik), Andrew (Erin), Matthew (Alisha), Michael (Pam), Emily (Patrick), Emma, Mia and great-grandchildren Ireland, Faith, Finn, Immy-Adele, Kael, Hailey, Brooke, Bryce, Gabby, Zach, Carter. Drop in Celebration of Life Friday May 3, 2019 at Cecil’s in North Bay from 1pm – 4pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Jean Hodgert

Posted at 03:19pm
Sending my deepest sympathy to John's family - I was so happy to see John and family last April at his birthday celebration. Thinking of you all at this sad time - cousin Jean
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Ray and Alice Cann

Posted at 12:22pm
Thinking of John's family at this time. Sending our sympathies - Ray and Alice
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Raymond cann

Posted at 01:31am
To all John`s Family,
Sorry to hear about John`s passing. We are so glad we made it back to his 80th birthday party. John and I had a lot of good times when we where growing up and made lots of memories. Our thought`s will be with you at his celebration of life.

Cousin Ray and Alice.

Brenda Swift

Posted at 03:52pm
Dear Tim, Sally and family, I am so very sorry that your Dad has passed. Nothing I say will make your loss any easier. Do take comfort though from each other, and from the time you were able to spend with him, the memories you recalled and the laughs that you shared.

Brenda Swift

Carla and Denis Delisle

Posted at 11:30am
Uncle John you will always be remembered. My thoughts are with family at this time of lose. Heartfelt sympathies for John's whole family.
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