Born in 1925 in Ukraine. Died peacefully on February 11, 2017 in Toronto. John was predeceased by his wife Julia and leaves to mourn his children Irene (Roman) and Oleh ( Roze ), grandchildren Roman ( Jamie ) Andrew, Danylo, Olivija, Sonija and Simon as well as great grandchildren Maxym and Vera. John was devoted to his family, friends and his Church. Thank you to the Ukrainian Care Centre for their care at the end of his life. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Thursday from 6-9 pm. Panakhyda will be Thursday at 8:00 pm in the Funeral Chapel. Orthodox Rite of Funeral will be held on Friday at 11:00am at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church or Shevchenko Foundation.