Passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with a rare lung disease with family at his side on October 21, 2013 at 69 years of age. Beloved husband of Gertie with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage. Dear father of Tracey Robblee (Steve) and Mike Hryniuk (Denise). Treasured grandpa of Samantha, Michael, Matthew, Joel and Lauren. Loved brother of Peter Hryniuk (Elaine), Mary Janine Laframboise (late Larry), June Parks (Al), Mary Wellwood, Madeline Jessop (Jack), and Maureen Douglas. Brother-in-law of the late Karl Folas (Pat). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  John was the former owner of John’s Texaco/LaSalle Automotive on Malden Rd. He had a passion for cars, stock car racing and music. John was a teacher at the Ontario Truck Driving and Northstar Schools. Special thanks to Mary Laframboise, CCAC and the medical team at WRH for your care and support. John is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Stan Fraser officiating.  Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Lung Association, CCAC or the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society. You may send your condolences on John’s Tribute wall online at

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