Passed away suddenly at his residence in Milverton on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. John was born 85 years ago, a son of the late John Ivan Tomiuk and former Elizabeth Lakusta. Beloved partner of Myra MacLean of Milverton. Loving father of Tim Tomiuk and wife Kathy Roes of Newton, and Terry Tomiuk and wife Carlene of Hanmer, Ontario. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Dylan, Jesse, Justin & Julia, and Brian. Also remembered by sister Marie Wachnuk of Timmins, sister-in-law Eleanor Bray of Oakville and brother-in-law George and Joan Guenther of Milverton, and the extended Smith Family and many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his wife Frances Tomiuk (nee Guenther) (2010), brothers Jack, Daniel, Bill, Nick and brother-in-law George Wachnuk.
He enjoyed hockey and was recruited to come to Milverton in 1956 to play hockey for the Dominion Royals Hockey Team. He was a hard working member of the Milverton Lions Club for 50 years. He loved working outdoors and looking for the next project. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and also watching their sports and other activities.
Visitation at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Friday from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m.. Rev. Marc Fraser officiating. Cremation with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Condolence from Mary Anne Buchowski sent on August 5, 2018
Tim and Terry; I found about your Dad’s passing just this moment. I’m so sorry. If I had known, I certainly would have come to the funeral, and I feel bad that I wasn’t there in person to give you my condolences.
I loved your Dad, as did my Mom and Dad. I can remember so many happy occasions up north. John was also a great dancer, and I loved dancing with him at family events. I also, of course, remember you two when you were kids. I don’t even know when I saw you last.
Across the years and across the miles, I send you loving thoughts and a warm hug;
Condolence from Bob Coxon sent on May 29, 2017
I remember well the arrival of John in Milverton. Timmins loss proved to be a great asset for Milverton in sports and community involvement. My condolences to the family and be proud of your heritage.
Condolence from Roger & Darlene Schmidt sent on May 23, 2017
Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
Condolence from Trevor and Becky at The Garage sent on May 23, 2017
We wish the family strength for today and hope for tomorrow.❤️
Condolence from Lloyd and Connie Gerber sent on May 22, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time of sorrow.
Condolence from Richard & Jeanette Harrow sent on May 22, 2017
Our sincere sympathy.. Our thoughts are with the family. We are sorry we were away and missed John’s visitation and funeral.
Condolence from Penny Garito /Tomiuk sent on May 20, 2017
So sorry to here of the passing of our uncle John our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Condolence from Lisette & John Wachnuk sent on May 19, 2017
It is so hard to put into words how we feel at the passing of “Uncle John”. He will be sadly missed on our Hunting and Fishing trips and visits with Myra. We are so sorry we cannot be with you all during this trying time. But our deepest and everlasting thoughts are with you Tim Terry and Family. Love you all.
Condolence from June Partridge sent on May 19, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Condolence from Donald and Virginia Kuepfer sent on May 19, 2017
We pass our condolences to the family of Lion John. This man inspired us all to live life to the fullest, give back to the community, and have fun doing it. Always willing to lend a hand, do what he could, he will be missed at our club events.
Condolence from Stephen & Donna Mitchell sent on May 19, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of great loss. John will be truly missed.
Condolence from Janey Bundscho sent on May 19, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Condolence from Donald and Patricia Sutherland sent on May 18, 2017
It was with profound sadness that we heard of John’s passing. Myra, Tim and Kathy, Terry and Carlene, grandchildren, Marie; You are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve. May God bless you and keep you close in your time of sadness and loss.
Condolence from Pete & Frieda Schellenberger sent on May 18, 2017
You have our most heartfelt sympathy in the loss of John who was a very good man as well as a great Lion. He was always willing to help out where ever there was a need & he will leave a large hole in the Milverton Lions Club as well as in the hearts of his family & anyone that knew him. He told me how he enjoyed watching his Grandchildren playing ball over the years & was so very proud of them as well as the rest of his family. We will certainly miss John.
Condolence from Amy DeLaplante sent on May 18, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Uncle John, especially Tim & Terry. I have fond memories of him.
Condolence from Suzanne and Brian Yemen sent on May 18, 2017
Our sympathy is with all those who loved John! I loved John and spent much treasured time in his home feeling like part of the family. And my Dad loved John! He was a true and loyal friend. It always seemed fitting that after warmly welcoming us in his home for so many years that John and Myra would end up in ours! Sorry, we can not be with you in celebrating John’s life but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. We are blessed with many wonderful memories!
Condolence from Cathy and Graham Moore sent on May 18, 2017
So,so sorry to hear about Uncle John. We are unable to attend the funeral but want to send our love and sympathy to all.
Condolence from Bob and Betty Jones sent on May 18, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Tomiuk and Smith families. You have our deepest sympathy and may many happy memories get you through this difficult time.
Condolence from Shannan & Doug Fyfe sent on May 18, 2017
Shannan & I send our heartfelt sympathies to John’s family and friends. John will be sadly missed.