It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of our dear father, John William Drohan, May 2, 1939-June 28, 2015. He passed away peacefully at MacGillivray Guest Home at the age of 76, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Whitney Pier, John was the youngest son of the late Peter and Mary Drohan.

John is survived by his two sons, Sean, Halifax, Stephen (Angelique), Brampton, Ont. and two precious grandsons, Dylan and Connor Drohan. He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Martell) Drohan; sisters, Betty Royal, Annette Parish, Lorisie MacDonald, Irene Lewis and Mona Kanchuck; brothers, Charlie, Tommy, Raymond, Mickey and two brothers in infancy.

After attending Sydney Academy, John worked for a short time at the Sydney Steel plant and then from 1963-1965 he was drafted and served the United States Army where he resided in Texas and spent the last portion of his military service in Panama. He later lived in Ontario and then moved back home to Sydney.

John was a family man for he took great pride in nurturing and supporting his two sons. 

Visitation for the late John Drohan will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, July 3 from 6-9 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate the life of John will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in old Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier.  Following the committal a reception will be held in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to MacGillivray Guest Home or charity of choice. 

The family wishes to thank John’s friends for their kindness to him. Also a heartfelt appreciation goes out to the MacGillivray Guest Home staff for your attention and compassion will never be forgotten.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

My deepest condolences. I have fond memories of Johnny while staying with your family in Bramalea. Many nights of great conversation in the back yard. I was always grateful for the time we spent together.
From:  Rob Drohan

Bonnie and Gordie and Drohan Family. Please accept our sincere sympathy on Johnnie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God Bless
From:  Roddie and Judy Munroe

Sean/Stephen, My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your father,to Dylan and Connor on the loss of their grandfather,to Bonnie on the loss of her brother..My deepest sympathy to all the Drohan families.May John rest in peace and may God bring you comfort in the days ahead.
From:  Judy Martell

Bonnie and Gordie, So sorry to hear of johns passing, fond memories of growing up in the Pier and my friendship with John, it was great seeing him two years ago when I returned to Sydney for the first time in twenty five years, may we extend our deepest sympathy and may God bless you ath this difficult time. 
From:  Wally "Bookie" and Marg McLeod, St.Thomas, Ontario

Sean and Stephen and Family I am sorry for your loss. He took the hard road but now he is at peace. RIP John.
From:  Aunt Debbie 


Sean and Family, Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. May the special memories of your father bring you comfort and the knowing that he will always carry on in your hearts. Many blessings to you all.
Sincerely, Kelly Brown 

Sending deepest condolences for your loss. I would like to share with you that your father,brother was a very close friend growing up for the first 20 years of our lives. I have considered him a good friend of a life time. I am deeply saddened for your loss.
From:  Jim Ivany Fletcher

Dear Sean, Stephen and Family, We are sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you as you say farewell, and honour and celebrate his life. With love and sympathy, from Michelle & John Coleman, Fall River, N.S.