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John Parachuk

June 22, 2022

John peacefully passed away at home, with his daughters Tahnya and Tara, as well as other loved ones by his side on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

He proudly served as President of the Kellogg’s Union for 8 years of his 25+ year career at Kellogg’s. His easy-going spirit and humour will continue on in the memories of those closest to him.

John touched the lives of so many people. Whether you knew him as Dad, Uncle John, Johnny or Guido, he was a fun-loving guy who always put the happiness of others first. We are lucky and blessed to have had him in our lives and now heaven is a better place with him as its new angel.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London with Words of Remembrance being shared at 5:00 p.m.

At John’s request, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice which supports those experiencing homelessness.

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Although a void will always be present in our hearts for the loss of John, I pray that the Parachuk family and friends find peace in coping with grief by knowing that he was a remarkable man. John always had a huge smile from ear to ear and a gigantic heart of gold. John's mission in his lifetime was a great one. He taught others around him the importance of love, laughter, and caring and was never afraid of saying it. John genuinely cared about people in both work and play. I believe that all of John's relationships were transformed by one, single ingredient: LOVE - the most essential ingredient for our time here on earth. John's passing is a reminder to everyone that when we leave this world, our material goods, roles, titles, and profits no longer matter. All that counts when we leave, when we have completed our mission, is that we loved fully, and were loved in return. I sincerely believe that, when we leave this life, our soul takes this love with it. Johnny, I know you are still here among us. I believe John's soul is saying all of the following things to us: 1) Hold me please because I love all of you; 2) Stay with me and I will sleep; 3) I am gone now but I will be with you; and, 4) Always remember to hold me inside you. Thinking of John automatically brings a smile to everyone who knew him because he loved life. When you love life fully, only then are you truly alive. You get back what you give. It’s a fact that John made a difference in everyone he crossed paths with because he left great memories in the minds of all of us. Thank you Johnny, for the great privilege of having been your close cousin from the USA. I especially remember touring cool places together like Toronto, London, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, and the Catskill Mountain region of New York State. Thank you for reminding us that the present moment is precious, and that we should make the most of it by loving, laughing, and caring fully and to share life generously with others. That defines John’s character perfectly. I'm sure I am not alone when I say that I'm having a difficult time getting past the thought of John’s passing, because every little thing reminds me of him right now. That's perfectly normal and I'd like to remind everyone that there is NO TIMELINE for grief. We all must grieve at our own pace, but please remember how beautiful John’s eternal soul really is. Spread your wings and fly proudly, Johnny. You are loved by all.

~ Dan Bishuk - Cousin

I am so very sad to hear of John's passing. John was a true Gentleman , who my late husband Brian met while working at Kelloggs and then to find that John was actually a neighbour . There were many fun nights at John's home, he sure had a passion for cooking and great meals they were. Always a sweet smile and loved his girls .. A happy kind, friendly guy. John you will be missed by many. RIP. My condolences to Tahnya, Tara, and the family circle.

~ Liz Henderson. Amanda & Phillip

We were fortunate to know you. We will miss you. Raising a toast in your honour. Rest In Peace friend.

~ Al Gibson

Our sincere condolences to all. John was an amazing person that brought sunshine and happiness into all lives that he touched. It was a great day when you could spend time with him. We were gifted with knowing John for a number of years; each time we were together we would be left with great memories.... and the knowledge that life was important, make the most if it because "it is what it is". John always spoke with great love about his family and the stories he told were colorful, filled with life and wonderful memories. We hope you find peace in those memories and in the knowledge that His love for you was immeasurable. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Mike and Shawn Miller

~ Shawn and Mike Miller

My deepest condolences on your family’s loss, Tahnya. I know you held your dad dear, and he will live on in your memories and heart.

~ Dory Cerny

Dearest Parachuk Families ~ We were very fond of John. He was a great guy to know. We will cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Doree ~

~ Bob and Doree Sumak ~

I have been thinking of all the memories.....good food,drinks and constant laughter.Well played sir,well played.Rest well,we all miss you.

~ scott,cindy and the kids

My deepest sympathy to all who had the good fortune to have there lives touched by John. I'll miss our survivor nights when we would always try to outdo each other with the meals, our trips in Gibbys van after night shift, and all those dollars I got for changing your rolls. I'll miss you my friend.

~ "The Biggs'"

I know you are looking on us all with that smile. God bless and receive you with open arms my friend

~ John Furie

Rest In Peace , condolences to my cousins . He will be missed . Love ya uncle john

~ Niels

My deepest condolences to you Tahnya, and your family. Your dad had quite the "dash"! Sharing a story about him will keep him in your heart always. My thoughts are with you all.

~ Sandra Shep

R I P John. We had some laughs as neighbors at Lakewood.

~ Carole Gillespie

“ It’s hard to forget someone, who gave so much to be remembered “ My deepest sympathies to Tahnya , Tara and all the Parachuk family at this very sad and difficult time.

~ Vicki

We are very saddened to hear of John’s passing, John was a great neighbour and friend for many years. He was a very welcoming host who loved to cook. We had many great dinner parties with lots of good food, drinks, fun and games at his house. Our hearts go out to you Tahnya and Tara as you go through this very sad time. ❤️❤️

~ Rick and Leisha Ruddy

My heart goes out to John‘s family. Your humour, laughter and your serious side helped so many people. We had many great times playing poker, fishing and on the golf course. Late nights playing cribbage and backgammon. You will be missed and remembered my friend.

~ Gibby

My heart goes out to John’s family. John your laughter and of course you’re serious side touched so many peoples lives. We had a great times at poker nights, fishing and on the golf course. Late nights playing cribbage and backgammon. You will be missed and remembered my friend.

~ Gibby

Tim, Katie, JT and I will forever miss you, our dearest friend. Your laughter and fun from when the kids were little. Dinner parties and fun at the lake. The wonderful fishing trips up north with Tim and vacations away. Rest now in peace and fill the heavens with your smile. Love Mary

~ Mary Gibbens

Johnny I know you are free of pain and that is a comfort, I am told, life is better on the other side. I will remember the family dinners made by Mom on Clinton Street. I will remember the childhood memories where we played in the back lane cops and robbers, red rover, hide and seek, rode our bikes, skated on the homemade ice rink Dad made in the backyard. Say Hi to Mom, Dad, Brian, and Lider we will all meet someday. Tara and Tahnya you can lean on me at this difficult time, I know what you are going through.

~ Mickey

My deepest sympathies to his family at this time. John was quite the character at work , always laughing and making jokes. And was a good host when having us guys over to watch the Super Bowl, plenty of drinks and food and a great time. He will be missed by all who knew him.

~ Gary Buckley

Services for John Parachuk

Celebration of Life will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

June 26, 2022 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm