Rozich, John - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Rozich, John


1939 - 2024

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend John Peter Rozich after a brief illness on Thursday February 29, 2024, at the age of 84.

John was predeceased by his wife Helen (nee Wilson), his parents John and Anna Rozic, his brother Joe Rozich (d. Mary), Sister Vera Rozich, Brother-in-Laws Joe Wilson (d. Trudy), Leonard Wilson (Collette), Garnet Wilson (Jan), Gary Wilson, Earl Wilson, and Gord Wilson (Tammy), Sister-in-Laws Margaret Bolduc (Don), Ruth Lindsay (d. Gord), Irene Seddon (d. Keith). John is survived by his children Patti Rozich (Steve Benoit), Mike Rozich (Bonnie). Grandchildren Linden Bellenie (Dave Brown), Dustin Souriol (Allie), Mikey Souriol (Darian Guimond) and Kiara Phippen. Great Grandchildren Mattias, Connor and Charli. John is also survived by his brother Emo Rozich (Mary) and brother-in-Law Brian Wilson (Sybil). Also left to mourn John are several nieces and nephews.

John was born and raised in Kirkland Lake and worked at Weston’s Bakery as Production Superintendent from 1963 to 1990 when the plant closed. After a few years off John found seasonal employment at the Town of Kirkland Lake working at the KL Cemetery until he retired. John moved his Family from Prince Street to the end of Main Street in 1975 to a piece of land that would later be known as “Rose Villa”. John spent many hours working on his property which can now be seen in its beauty! During Spring, Summer & Fall you could always find John either tending his bountiful vegetable garden or riding around on his tractor maintaining his beautiful property! John was always up to date with the latest technology. We are so grateful for the many hours Dad spent taking videos and photos!

John was known to many of Dustin and Mikey’s Friends as Papa John “PJ”! PJ was always willing to offer guidance and advice to all! In John’s younger years he enjoyed playing many sports including broomball, baseball, football and of course hockey! John was a genuine Toronto Maple Leaf Fan!!

In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of John’s well-lived life will take place at a later date.

                                                                                  “Goodbyes are not forever;
                                                                                   Goodbyes are not the end
                                                                               They simply mean I’ll miss you
                                                                                          Until we meet again”

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14 messages received

Patti, Mike and families

I am saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad. Haven't seen him in many years, but have memories at your home on Prince St and also when you all moved to the end of Main Street. We just had more running to do to be together as kiddies. Heartfelt condolences sent your way, and many memories are filling my head. I loved your place as kids, your gramma rozich; the hair, never seen hair that long when she took her bun out-amazing, the baking your mom did for us, and the creek adventures! So much fun! Please know I share your grief! Take care!

Patti Connolly, March 5, 2024

Mike, Patti and family

Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

Darren Phillips, March 5, 2024

The Rosich Family

Sending you our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts at this sorrowful time

Ron & Laura Tilley , March 5, 2024

Patti and Family

So sorry for your lost ️

Suzanne Bellehumeur , March 5, 2024

Patti, Mike and families

My Deepest Condolences..I worked at Weston Bakeries for 10 Years as Office Manager
so John and Worked together alot. I also played Broomball with him.We were the
Sunbeam Loafers.We went Sledding alot.He was a Great Man.
Gone but not Forgotten
Stan Mason

Stan Mason, March 5, 2024

Johns family

Ray brook sends his deepest sympathy to you all. Ray has many memories of John he will always treasure. R. I. P. John

Julia doyon, March 6, 2024

Patti, Michael and families

Wendy and I were sad to hear of Johnny’s passing. Both he and Helen were so much a part of our lives growing up in Kirkland Lake. When visiting Kirkland over the years we always looked forward to a visit with Helen and Johnny. So glad we were able to connect with him last September. Thinking of all of you and hope all your great memories with help during this difficult time. Wendy and Cindy Fleming.

Cindy Fleming, March 6, 2024

The Rozich Family and Friends

Condolences to you all at this very sad and difficult time, so very sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, March 6, 2024

All the Rosicrucian family

My deepest sympathy on your loss

Doris Uhrayn, March 6, 2024

To the family of John Rozich

On behalf of my three brothers Ted, Floyd and (especially Lorne who is still living ) and who at some point in their lives all worked with John at Weston Bakery in Kirkland Lake I would like to extend their deepest sympathies to each of you. Rest in Peace John. The Downey Family.

Shirley Downey, March 6, 2024


We are very sorry for the loss of your dad. Please accept our condolences, and please know that we are thinking of you.

Darlene and Joe Horne, March 7, 2024

Rozich family

We are so very sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family and friends

Tina Bailey & Francis Dorval

Tina Bailey &Francis Dorval , March 8, 2024

Rozich Family

Deepest condolences to Emo & the Rozich Family. Many happy memories of time spent with Emo at the Rozich Homestead!!

wendall clifford, March 11, 2024

John' s Family

Saddened to hear of John's passing.

Rick Barker, March 12, 2024