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A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE John B. Eccles

Suddenly, at home, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 with his wife by his side. John is survived by his wife Alma and children Jennifer (Kenneth) and Michael, as well as three grandsons, Payton, Lyam and Jackson. John is also survived by his sister June (Bob), brother-in-law, Reg (Maria), sister-in-law, Katherine and four nephews and their families.

As a professional engineer, bridge designer and long term employee of the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and the City of Ottawa, he was involved with the repair and restoration of many of the City’s historical bridges including Plaza Bridge and the War Memorial.

As per his wishes, cremation has already taken place and a celebration of life will be at a later date.

The family wish to thank the attending paramedics, fire fighters and police officers for their professionalism and courtesy, as well as the kindness of their neighbours and friends.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute in John’s memory. The family is forever grateful for the many extra years that they gave us with John.

Condolences may be made on the Heritage Funeral Complex’s website.

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Condoléances

My sincere condolences to the family and especially for Jen. This is a very difficult loss to process and I am sure you are feeling very lost in this moment. May you find solace and a path through this time that gives you relief from the loss. Take care of yourself and let others do so as well.

I worked with John at the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Transportation Department back in the 1980/90s. He was very bright, personable and part of a great team of municipal engineers working out of head office (fourth floor) on Laurier Avenue. My sincere condolences to his wife, entire family and friends for their loss. Peace and love to you all.

We were very saddened to learn today of the death of John and send our sincere condolences and sympathy to Alma, Jennifer, Michael and all other family members. We have fond memories of the over-the-backyard-fence chats we had with our former Tours neighbours whom we were sorry to see move away, even if it wasn’t very far away. A lovely gift of a maple leaf quilt made by Alma is still with us to remind us of your kind neighbourlyness and friendliness.

Margaret and Jean-Pierre Benoit.

I just heard about this sad news. My condolences to all of you. I am speechless at this huge loss of a great Engineer and mentor. I wish you all strength to go through this. I have so many great memories of my dear mentor/friend John as I worked with him at RMOC and the City of Ottawa or later when he became a consulting Engineer after he retired from the City.
There are people who impress you with their uniqueness. John had a unique personality; his words were in harmony with his actions and he was loved by each and everyone at the office. Abdol

John was a great client, a great co-worker and a great friend. His kindness and his sense of humour will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace John..

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