John Polowick
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Obituary of John Polowick

Polowick: John- A resident of Blenheim, John Polowick passed away at the Blenheim Community Village surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the age of 102.

Born in Theodore, Saskatchewan, John was the son of the late George and Mary (Melynchuk) Polowick.

Beloved husband of the late Wilma Polowick (nee Ronson) (2013).

Wonderful father to 4 children, the late Philip Polowick (2017) (Linda), Eloise Williscroft (David), Sharon Pfaff (Harold), and Mary Anne Patterson (Jim). Grandfather to 8 grandchildren, Mary Lynn Pickering (Jamie), Angela Frazee (Adam), Jeremy Pfaff (Cara), Allison Pfaff (Tim Downs), Jonathan Polowick (Heather), Jared Polowick (Michelle), Jacquelyn Patterson (Mark) and Kathryn Patterson (James Nooyen).

Great-grandfather to 18 great-grandchildren; Ryan, Josh, Aidan, Alexander, Orion, Roscoe, Wren, Hayden, William, Diana, Jack, Sam, Daisy, Rose, Gloria, Elisabeth, Rebecca and Miriam.

Brother to Vera, Alex, Victoria, Mike and Fred. Predeceased by his siblings Helen, Doris, Bill, Mary, Alice, Kate and Annie.

He was a very successful barber on Talbot Street in Blenheim. Like any good barber, Johnny had the 'gift of the gab'. He had many special talents, especially in music. He won many awards playing the fiddle at country music contests. Wilma and Johnny donated a lot of time performing together at local events and nursing homes. He was also an avid gardener and loved his horses and German Shepherds. Wilma and Johnny loved to spend the cooler months at their winter home in Florida. Johnny always dressed to impress. Even at the nursing home, he insisted on wearing a suit and a tie.

He cherished his family and loved spending time with them. Johnny was a strong role model to those in his life. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Those planning to attend are required to register online at ( or by phoning the Funeral Home. A Private Family Service will live streamed from Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00am by CLICKING HERE. If there are issues with the live-stream, a recorded version will be published on the website later in the day. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Donations made in memory of Johnny to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, 519-676-3451


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