John Kochnowich passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the C-K Health Alliance on Saturday November 22, 2014 at age 83. John is the son of the late Fred & Marta Kochnowich. Beloved wife of 57 years to Mary (Ramsdale). Loving dad to Bonnie (Bill Roest) of Rodney, Steve (Corinne) of Muirkirk and Tom (Prudence Murray) of Chatham. Grandpa to Brian and Brooke (Mike) Roest, Stacey (Stephen Pattison), Dale (Kaylene) and Jenna Kochnowich, Ashely and Ryan Kochnowich. Survived by longtime family friend Lisa Kochnowich. Brother to Anne (McKillop) and the late Paul Kochnowich. Brother-in-law to Charlotte (late Charlie) Day, George (late Marion) Ramsdale, Howard (Rita) Ramsdale and the late Eva (Lloyd) Coatsworth.
John retired from International Harvester and farmed on Erieau marsh and #3 Highway. He loved his daily drives to the Erieau marsh, going to yard and auction sales and tending to his famous garden. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home (53 Stanley Street) on Tuesday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made to either the Cancer or Parkinsons Society. Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com