Obituary for Johnykutty Eappen
Johnykutty P. Eappen was born on May 30, 1945 in Pullad, in the South Indian state of Kerala. He was the seventh of ten children, born to Mr. Eappen Eappen and Mariamma Mathen of the Madolil family in Pichnattuparampil . He went to S.V.S High School and attended Saint Thomas College in Kozencherry, where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree, with a specialization in Chemistry.
On February 12, 1972, Johny married Mary Abraham. In March of that same year, Mary joined Johny in Rasaynai, Mumbai, where he worked as a Chemist for the Hindustan Organic Chemicals company.
In November 1973, sponsored by Johny’s brother, Georgekutty, they immigrated to Toronto, Canada. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Leena and Gina whom he loved and adored. Johny and Mary enjoyed raising their two daughters in Toronto & Markham and lived a happy and blessed life.
He was an active, faithful and devoted member of the Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto. He served the church in various capacities, including the role of Lay Ministrant and as a Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed the fellowship of his community.
Johny was an avid sports fan. He had a deep rooted passion for sports. Growing up he played basketball, soccer, tennis, badminton and volleyball. He loved watching and supporting his home town teams, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Raptors. He never missed a game and he thoroughly enjoyed watching and cheering for them. He also enjoyed watching Wimbeldon and the Rogers Cup with his wife, Mary.
In February 2007, he welcomed his granddaughter, Rachel and then in April 2010, he welcomed his grandson, Nathan. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He spent countless hours playing games, watching movies, laughing and telling jokes with them as he watched them grow right before his very eyes. He loved his grandchildren abundantly. His greatest accomplishment was the day he became a grandfather.
We will continue to remember Johny as a generous, caring, hardworking and God fearing man. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son and friend.
He will be missed immensely by all who have had the pleasure and privilege of crossing paths with him in his life’s journey. His legacy will continue forward through the love of his family and friends. And his smile will be an everlasting reminder of the kind and gentle man he was.