Gajewski, John

Gajewski- John of London and formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Friday January 27, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Mary Margaret Gajewski and loving father of Marilyn Hackbart (Doug) of Thornbury, Linda Litt (Glyn) of London, Kathryn Finora of Guelph and Jacquelyn Shanks (Jim) of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Julie, Christine (Joe), Robert and great-grandfather of Alexander. Dear brother of Jean Kozicki and Kay Howorko both of Regina and was predeceased by siblings Helen, Carl, Mary, and Joe. John is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was born November 10, 1923 in Poland, the son of the late Stanislaw and Rozalia Gajewski. He was a retired auto mechanic, he previously opened the first Petro Fina in Southwestern Ontario (London) and owned and operated the First Ave Variety Store in St. Thomas until 1964. He was a war veteran having served in the Army for 5 years and was a Legion Member and a Moose Lodge Charter Member. A Private family service will be held Monday afternoon at Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in the Elmdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Legion Poppy Fund in memory of John.

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