John (Sean) Bernard Daly died peacefully with family by his side on November 17, 2023 at the age of 91. Sean was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1968, settling in Brampton.
Sean was the devoted husband of Anne O’Sullivan and the late Kathleen Kelly. He leaves behind his children Adele (Don Heelis), Patrick (Brenda Daly) and his stepchildren Maura (John Asma) and Deirdre (John Goris). He was an adored Gramps to 11 grandchildren — Liam (Lindsay), Katie and Daniel Heelis, Callista and Gabrielle Daly, Thomas, Michael and Molly Asma, Luke (Delaney), Bridgid and Neave Goris. Sean was also blessed with 3 great grandsons — Landon and Mack Heelis and Sullivan Goris.
Born into a family of 6, Sean was the only brother to 5 sisters. He was pre-deceased by his parents Patrick and Margaret and sisters Angela, Monica and Phyllis, all of Dublin, Ireland. He leaves behind Chrissy (Dublin) and Patsy (Rhode Island) and his nieces and nephews in Ireland and Rhode Island.
Sean loved his family more than anything. He will be remembered by them as loving, caring, and thoughtful — a true gentleman in every way. His joy for life, brilliant sense of humour, and endless charm will never be forgotten neither will his love for sport.
Sean was an accomplished athlete and an all-Ireland hurling champion title holder. His love of sport carried on with his children and grandchildren. He was their number one fan — in everything they did. He also had a lifetime love of horses and if he wasn’t with family or watching his grandchildren play sports you would find him at Woodbine Racetrack.
His family would like to thank the team at Tall Pines for the care and compassion shown to Sean over the last two years and especially in his final hours.
Family and friends will be received at Ward Funeral Home (52 Main Street South, Brampton) on Wednesday November 22, 2023 at 11:00 am. Funeral mass to be celebrated at 1:00 pm at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (66 Main Street South, Brampton). Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion on Mary Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant House, but all the family asks is that he is remembered for the great ‘gramps’ and great man that he was — full of love, humour, and a gratitude for life.
In ár gcroíthe go deo (Irish for: always in our hearts).