DALECKI – John It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of John Dalecki, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. John died peacefully at St Thomas Elgin General Hospital due to pneumonia at the age of 92 with his daughter and friends by his side. He was predeceased by his wife, Janina, and leaves behind his daughter Lori, son-in-law Peter, grandchildren Olivia and Adam, sister-in-law Irene and nieces Anne, Elizabeth, and Barb and their families. Born in 1924 in Poland, he was the only son and had four sisters. John immigrated to Canada after serving in the Polish army in WWII. His first job was on a farm in St. Catharines, Ontario. For most of his working life he was employed as a mechanic/dingman at the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville retiring in 1989. John valued his faith, hard work, education and took great pride in his family. He was a generous patron of many charities and was forever appreciative of the opportunities that Canada provided him. John loved his garden and liked to fix and build things. He always kept spare parts around the house in case something needed to be repaired. Thank you to Sister Mary Boere, CSJ and Father John Johnston of St. Anne Parish who provided comfort and support to John and his family especially over the last two years. Thank you also to his companions Ashley and Ania for brightening his days and the friends who visited him at Valleyview Home. Thank you also to the staff of Valleyview and staff of the 5th floor of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital who cared for John with compassion and dignity. “Every fear will be undone and death will be no more. As songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.” Be at peace. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Thursday morning at 10:00am. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Wednesday evening from 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Holy Angels Restoration Fund or St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario.