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Fennell JakeFENNELL, John 'Jake' - (December 14, 1930 - February 3, 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John (Jake) Fennell.

Born in Toronto, Ontario and a longtime resident of Oakville.

Loving husband of recently deceased Nancy, John is survived by his sons Kim, Christian, and David; daughters-in-law Liz, Jan, and Julie; and grandchildren Michael, Katie, Mackenzie, Sam, Cael, Tyler, Jessie, Rachael, and Lauren.

John was a graduate of Scarborough Collegiate and Ryerson. Sport was a very important aspect of his life. He thought it was great for fostering character and teamwork in youth, and for preparing them for success in life. John was a superb athlete in his own right. He was City of Toronto track and field champion, was Athlete of the Year at Ryerson, specializing in football, basketball and track, and he played several years for the Oakville Black Knights Senior football team. Jake coached many youth hockey, lacrosse, and football teams in Oakville through the years.

Professionally, Jake was Editor of the Oakville Record Star, worked for years at Maclean-Hunter, and had his own public relations business. He was extremely proud to teach journalism at Sheridan College and often spoke about how meaningful it was to give back to the next generation of journalists, challenging them in many unique ways.

John was a wonderful husband and father. He also cherished his brother-in-law Bruce, sister-in-law Nan, nieces, and nephew.

Travel and the outdoors were important aspects of Jake’s life, including regular canoe trips to Algonquin and Temagami, where Jake was in his element. His love of travel translated into frequent international trips to some of the most remote regions of the world, and he shared these experiences with his wife, Nancy, and many special friends. Jake maintained his wonderful sense of humour, intelligence, independence, and love for life into his final days.

The Fennell family would like to thank all those who sent expressions of sympathy.

Visitation to celebrate John’s life is at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, Oakville om Friday, February 10, 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Funeral service will be at Kopriva Taylor Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, we know that John, like Nancy, would appreciate donations to the Terry Fox Foundation. Terry represented many outstanding traits that both John and Nancy deeply admired.

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Fennell JakeFENNELL, John 'Jake' - (December 14, 1930 - February 3, 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John (Jake) Fennell.

Born in Toronto, Ontario and a longtime resident of Oakville.

Loving husband of recently deceased Nancy, John is survived by his sons Kim, Christian, and David; daughters-in-law Liz, Jan, and Julie; and grandchildren Michael, Katie, Mackenzie, Sam, Cael, Tyler, Jessie, Rachael, and Lauren.

John was a graduate of Scarborough Collegiate and Ryerson. Sport was a very important aspect of his life. He thought it was great for fostering character and teamwork in youth, and for preparing them for success in life. John was a superb athlete in his own right. He was City of Toronto track and field champion, was Athlete of the Year at Ryerson, specializing in football, basketball and track, and he played several years for the Oakville Black Knights Senior football team. Jake coached many youth hockey, lacrosse, and football teams in Oakville through the years.

Professionally, Jake was Editor of the Oakville Record Star, worked for years at Maclean-Hunter, and had his own public relations business. He was extremely proud to teach journalism at Sheridan College and often spoke about how meaningful it was to give back to the next generation of journalists, challenging them in many unique ways.

John was a wonderful husband and father. He also cherished his brother-in-law Bruce, sister-in-law Nan, nieces, and nephew.

Travel and the outdoors were important aspects of Jake’s life, including regular canoe trips to Algonquin and Temagami, where Jake was in his element. His love of travel translated into frequent international trips to some of the most remote regions of the world, and he shared these experiences with his wife, Nancy, and many special friends. Jake maintained his wonderful sense of humour, intelligence, independence, and love for life into his final days.

The Fennell family would like to thank all those who sent expressions of sympathy.

Visitation to celebrate John’s life is at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, Oakville om Friday, February 10, 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Funeral service will be at Kopriva Taylor Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, we know that John, like Nancy, would appreciate donations to the Terry Fox Foundation. Terry represented many outstanding traits that both John and Nancy deeply admired.

HaltonObituaries.com

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