John Alexander McCracken
John Alexander McCracken of Fredericton passed away peacefully on July 16, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born in Toronto, ON, on May 11, 1943, he was the husband of Susan (Brown) McCracken.
In addition to his wife, Susan, John leaves behind his brother-in-law, Alex Cummings of New Maryland, NB; nieces and nephew, Cathy Baker of New Maryland, Brian Cummings of Grand Lake, NB, and Heather Delorey of Everett, Mass; as well as his cousins in Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents George and Anne (Brown) McCracken of Lindsay, ON.
John had a long time association with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. He was Executive Director for the former Eastview Boys and Girls Club in Oshawa, ON, for 28 years and was President of the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericton. He received both the Bronze and Silver Keystone Award for outstanding service to youth from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
John was a past member and Board member of the Toronto Central Lions Club and past member Westmount Kiwanis Club of Oshawa Ontario. He was awarded the Arn Greene Award from the John Howard Society of Durham Region (Ontario) for outstanding service to youth.
At John’s request there will be no visitation or service. He would suggest you take your dog for a walk or enjoy the sunset.
John and Susan have been long time supporters of Dog Guides of Canada through the Lions Foundation, having sponsored a number of Guide Dogs. They would appreciate donations to this organization, attention to Julie Jelinek (www.dogguides.com), the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Thank you to all our family, friends, and advisors. Susan is extremely grateful to all of you for the personal support you have provided over the last 2 years. Special thank you to the nursing staff on 4NW, the Palliative Care staff and to our family doctor, Dr. MacIntosh.