John David Rainford

April 14, 1970 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 49)



April 14, 1970 – Nov. 5, 2019

Passed away suddenly in hospital on Tuesday, November 5 in Toronto, Ontario. Loving husband of Julie Hartleib. Cherished father of Will and Adele. Beloved son of David and the late Eleanor Rainford. Predeceased by his sister Jacqueline. Dearest uncle and brother-in-law of Tessa and Kevynne. Dear son-in-law to Paul and Mary Joan Hartleib and brother-in-law of Catherine (Thomas), Michael (Melinda) and Amy (Greg). John was a special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

John specialized in risk communications and had many friends and colleagues that he collaborated with in Canada and abroad.

For those who wish, please consider a memorial donation in John’s memory to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

Family and friends may visit at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt), Ottawa on Sunday November 10, 2019 from

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa on Monday November 11 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Church Hall.

Private family interment at Pinecrest Cemetery.




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November 10, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Westboro Chapel
403 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2A0E9

Funeral Service
November 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Kitchissippi United Church
630 Island Park Drive
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0B7

November 11, 2019

12:00 PM
Kitchissippi United Church
630 Island Park Drive
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0B7

Private Interment

Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa


Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
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