Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.  John, in his 84th year.  Former Industrial Arts teacher for the Etobicoke School Board, avid outdoors man, chef, handyman and inventor.  Beloved husband of the late Teressa (née Crossley).  Lovingly remembered brother of Arnold Jacenty, Iris Rideout (Gordon), Diana Nichol (John) and the late Dorothy Colleran (late Jack).  Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of the service in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.  Private interment at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.  Donations in memory of John to St. James’ Presbyterian Church or to a favourite charity would be appreciated.  

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  • Oct 15, 2019

    John & Eva Zehethofer
    We are so sorry to hear about your brother John’s passing Arn. Our thoughts are with you in this
    time of sadness.
  • Oct 16, 2019

    Jake and Lyuda Monroe
    We are saddened to hear of Johns passing.  His warmth and smile as we entered St. James Presbyterian for worship are fondly remembered.  Are thoughts and prayers are with Arnold, Mary and the rest of the family.
  • Oct 19, 2019

    Loreen Gambell
    Diana:  My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.  Loreen Gambell
  • Oct 20, 2019

    Robert Macko
    I was Mr. Jacenty's student in grade 7 metal shop at Bloordale Middle School in the early 1980's. I read his obituary in the Toronto Star. I remember Mr. Jacenty as a strict (absolutely required when you're trusting 12 year olds to work with a blow torch and forge!) but funny teacher. I will never forget his safety motto "A before O or up you go!" . May he rest in peace.

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