In Celebration of

John Lovatt McLeod Hand

May 26, 1944 -  July 30, 2022

John passed away peacefully at Charles Lemoyne hospital on July 30th due to complications from diabetes. Born in 1944 to Hilda and John Sr. in Longueuil, he spent most of his life in Quebec and had a long career in the Shipping Industry. He was predeceased by his wife Madeleine Shaw, with whom he enjoyed 31 years of marriage.
He is survived by his siblings Stephen ( Linda) and Leslie ( the late Marcel), and members of both the Hand and MacDougall (Shaw) families. He will also be remembered dearly by many friends and the Narines who considered him part of their family.
He will be remembered as a true gourmet and talented chef. He and his late wife shared this passion, inspiring them to travel, take cooking classes together, and entertain whenever they could.
Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Canada. (
His life will be celebrated at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Ch. de la Foret, Montreal, QC., on the 12th of August, 2022 at 2:00 PM followed directly by the burial. A separate reception will follow that evening.


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Monique Tremblay (Friend)

Entered August 5, 2022 from QUÉBEC CITY

RIP John , mes condoléances to all friends and family and spécialement for SYBIL, JULIA AND SARA.

Barry Sullivan (2nd cousin)

Entered August 5, 2022 from St-lambert

A very sorry to hear the news about cousin John! From a very young age I have always looked up the John physically / spiritually and some cases emotionally… we haven’t spoke in a while but when did they were always heart felt! To Steve and Lesile I am very sorry for your loss and I hope that you were able to spend sometime together before he passed.

John, you were a special person and I still look up to you.

Take care


Maynard McKeagan (Friend)

Entered August 5, 2022 from Singapore

My deepest sympathies to John’s friends and family. I have several fun memories of times spent with John. He helped me with numerous summer jobs including working with him at Unitor, renovating his cottage, and mowing his lawn every week. Always good for a few beers after work or golf and he was indeed a fantastic cook. See you on the other side Big John!

Nion Paul (Ami)

Entered August 6, 2022 from 7 rue Ybry. 92200 Neuilly sur Seine France

Mon cher John
C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que j'ai appris ton départ.
Apres le depart de Madeleine tu as su garder les relations d'amitiés que j'avais avec vous deux.
Tu as rejoint Madeleine et je pense particulièrement à vous deux en ce jour.

Gerri Parkin (Work ( Komatsu))

Entered August 6, 2022 from Mimico

So sorry for your loss Steve ! Still so young 😞


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