Celebration of Life for John Charles Sloan

John Charles Sloan June 17, 1938- June 17, 2021 John Passed quietly at home after long battle with cancer at the age of 83. John was predeceased by his parents Mary Edna Corbett and Harold Sloan of Montreal. He will be sadly missed by all his family. Beloved husband of Elisa (Valente) Sloan of 57 years. Loving father of his three children, Michael (Patty) Sloan, Sandra (John) O’Connell, Janet Sloan (Joe Power). Proud grandfather of David, Laura, Joshua, Sean, Alexander and Sloan. John also leaves behind his sister Joan (Pat) Redmond. As well as his childhood friend and brother in law Sebastian (Noreen) Valente and the many extended family members. John was born and raised in Montreal. He joined the Canadian Army as a RCEME Soldier Apprentice in 1955 at 17 years of age. He went on to have a long military career (35 years) serving across Canada, Germany with NATO and Egypt with UN. Special thanks to Veterans Affairs, Champlain Lhin, St Elizabeth Home Care and Qualicare Ottawa. They all provided excellent care to allow John to stay at home till the end which was his wish. Due to Covid restriction pre-registration can be done by calling the Kelly Funeral Home-Orleans at 613-837-2370. Family and friends may pay respects Friday July 2, 2021 beginning at 10 am at the Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Road followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 am. In memoriam, donations can be made to Ottawa Regional cancer Foundation.


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